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The Samurai Swordsman epub

by Stephen Turnbull


The Samurai Swordsman epub

ISBN: 1844157121

ISBN13: 978-1844157129

Author: Stephen Turnbull

Category: Transportation

Subcategory: Engineering

Language: English

Publisher: Frontline Books; 1St Edition edition (February 20, 2008)

ePUB book: 1364 kb

FB2 book: 1947 kb

Rating: 4.1

Votes: 576

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The Samurai Swordsman is a coffee table book with an abundance of full color photos, prints, paintings, and . Like most of Turnbull's books, its a visual treat

The Samurai Swordsman is a coffee table book with an abundance of full color photos, prints, paintings, and portraits (some taking up two pages). Like most of Turnbull's books, its a visual treat. It's organized by chapter into several interesting themes and the incidents Turnbull lays out make for entertaining reading. com, the official blog of the Samurai Archives Japanese History Page.

The Samurai Swordsman is a coffee table book with an abundance of full color photos, prints, paintings, and portraits (some taking up two pages). Stephen Turnbull is an amazing source of information on the Samurai. I own no less than 4 of his books and this one is excellent.

The Samurai Swordsman: Master of War brings the reality to life

The Samurai Swordsman: Master of War brings the reality to life. Through fascinating stories and full-color historical images that show the samurai in mesmerizing detail, military historian Stephen Turnbull provides an invaluable guide to an enduring legacy. Most readers may imagine the samurai as a lone wanderer, owing allegiance to none but himself, only relying for his survival on his skill with. As The Samurai Swordsman reveals, however, that image masks the diversity of the samurai's long history. The earliest samurai warriors were actually aristocratic mounted archers, not swordsmen

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The Samurai Swordsman book. From the Inside Flap.

FRONTLINE BOOKS London. Turnbull, Stephen R. The art of the samurai swordsman 1. Samurai. This book is dedicated with grateful thanks to Ian Bottomley, the Curator of Japanese Arms and Armour at the Royal Armouries Museum, who has taught me so much about the samurai swordsman and his legendary weapon. 2. Military art and science - Japan - History 3. Japan - History, Military - To 1868 I. Title 355'. 02'0952'0902 ISBN: 978-184415-712-9.

The Samurai Swordsman is a coffee table book with an abundance of full color photos, prints, paintings, and . Stephen Turnbull is the author of more than fifty books on the military history of Europe and the Far East and works as a consultant on all aspects of Japanese culture, most recently as the military advisor for the movie 47 Ronin, starring Keanu Reeves. He is currently Lecturer in Japanese Religion at the Department of East Asian Studies at Leeds University.

Although the samurai is most famous for his use of the sword, he also used a wide . Frontline Books, 20 февр.

Although the samurai is most famous for his use of the sword, he also used a wide variety of other weapons, such as the crossbow, the dagger and the spear. Samurai armour and costume were constantly evolving, and by the twelfth century most samurai were wearing the box-like yoroi armour. Samurai examines samurai fighting tactics, as well as acts such as ritual suicide (hari-kiri) and the taking of enemy heads as trophies.

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I found this to be an insightful read. Dr. Turnbull definitely knows his stuff. The book is well organized and the pictures are amazing that accompany the text.
Turnbull has researched the chronology in depth and the story line captures the imagination. Beautiful color plates and clear mental pictures are all part of the experience gleaned from these extremely well penned pages. Great stuff . . .
I have read most of the way through, and am *very* happy with this book. The text is engaging and full of interesting facts and anecdotes, the abundant illustrations make for an excellent collection of Japanese art, and the author's command of the subject matter is apparent. This is one I will read through several times.
Stephen Turnbull is an amazing source of information on the Samurai. I own no less than 4 of his books and this one is excellent.
It arrive on time and as described
A wide ranging overview of samurai weapons, fighting and political history.
Thanks satisfied.
i like the book, but it is falling apart and supposed to be a christmas present! my husband asked if i got a used book and i said no, it was supposed to be brand new! the cover is falling off the book, and all of the pages are damaged at the corners. a few other pages look like it got water damage- when we got the book it was plastic wrapped. very disappointed.