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War in Japan 1467-1615 : Guide to... - Stephen Turnbull

War in Japan 1467-1615

Guide to...

eBook Published: 6th June 2014
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In 1467 the Onin War ushered in a period of unrivalled conflict and rivalry in Japan that came to be called the Age of Warring States or Sengoku Jidai. In this book Stephen Turnbull offers a masterly exposition of the Sengoku Jidai, detailing the factors that led to Japan's disintegration into warring states after more than a century of peace; the years of fighting that followed; and the period of gradual fusion when the daimyo (great names) strove to reunite Japan under a new Shogun. Peace returned to Japan with the end of the Osaka War in 1615, but only at the end of the most violent, turbulent and cruel period in Japanese history.

Introduction * Chronology * Background to war: Loyalty to the shogun collapses * Warring sides: Rival samurai armies* Outbreak: The age of fission * The fighting: Samurai at war * Portrait of a soldier: Kato Kiyomasa * The world around war: The end of the farmer-warrior* Portrait of a civilian: Sen Rikyu * How the war ended: The triumph of the Tokugawa * Conclusion and consequences: Japan closes its doors

ISBN: 9781472810120
ISBN-10: 1472810120
Series: Guide to...
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 6th June 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Digital original