A Brief History of the Samurai

Description

'Clements has a knack for writing suspenseful sure-footed conflict scenes: His recounting of the Korean invasion led by samurai and daimyo Toyotomi Hideyoshi reads like a thriller. If you're looking for a samurai primer, Clements' guide will keep you on the hook' Japan Times, reviewed as part of an Essential Reading for Japanophiles series From a leading expert in Japanese history, this is one of the first full histories of the art and culture of the Samurai warrior. The Samurai emerged as a warrior caste in Medieval Japan and would have a powerful influence on the history and culture of the country from the next 500 years. Clements also looks at the Samurai wars that tore Japan apart in the 17th and 18th centuries and how the caste was finally demolished in the advent of the mechanized world.

Details

Author(s)
Jonathan Clements
Format
Paperback | 384 pages
Dimensions
130 x 196 x 28mm | 276.69g
Publication date
04 Sep 2018
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint
Robinson Publishing
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
maps
ISBN10
1845299477
ISBN13
9781845299477
Bestsellers rank
506