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A Brief History of: The Samurai : A New History of the Warrior Elite - Jonathan Clements

A Brief History of: The Samurai

A New History of the Warrior Elite

Paperback Published: 25th March 2010
ISBN: 9781845299477
Number Of Pages: 356

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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 for 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 mechanised world.

About the Author

Jonathan Clements is the author of many books on East Asian history, including biographies of Empress Wu, Admiral Togo, the statesman Prince Saionji and Coxinga, the Japanese-born 'pirate king'. He divides his time between London, England and Jyvaskyla, Finland.

Industry Reviews

"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

ISBN: 9781845299477
ISBN-10: 1845299477
Series: Brief History of
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 25th March 2010
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.309
Edition Number: 1

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