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Samurai: A Very Short Introduction

Samurai: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Wert

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2021
Published Online: 
Apr 2021
eISBN: 
9780190685102
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190685072.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780190685072
A book about the samurai from their origins in the eighth and ninth centuries until their demise in the mid-nineteenth century. It describes samurai life, work, philosophy, and warfare as ... More
4. Warriors in an age of peace

4. Warriors in an age of peace  

Michael Wert

in Samurai: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2021
Published Online: 
Apr 2021
eISBN: 
9780190685102
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190685072.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780190685072
This chapter covers the Tokugawa period, a time of relative peace, when historians know more about the rank-and-file samurai. It begins by describing how Tokugawa Ieyasu and his descendants ... More
3. War and culture

3. War and culture  

Michael Wert

in Samurai: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2021
Published Online: 
Apr 2021
eISBN: 
9780190685102
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190685072.003.0004
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190685072
Warrior combat and culture are the highlights of this chapter. It details early warrior weapons, armour, and castles, describes how combat changed over time from smaller skirmishes to ... More
2. Early warrior authority

2. Early warrior authority  

Michael Wert

in Samurai: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2021
Published Online: 
Apr 2021
eISBN: 
9780190685102
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190685072.003.0003
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190685072
This chapter describes the creation of warriors as an early status group. Minamoto Yoritomo won the Gempei War, an event that allowed him to create his own mini government in Kamakura, ... More

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