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This title details the culture, weapons, armour and training of the elite samurai warrior class in the fascinating Age of Battles period (1550-1600). This was a period of vital importance not only because of the political effects of the chaos but also due to the changes in warfare that occurred. In 1542 the Portuguese introduced the matchlock musket into Japanese warfare, and this book traces the effect that this important innovation had on the samurai. Life outside the field of battle is also examined, making this an unmissable book for those interested in this brave warrior caste.
A must read for any enthusiast of Japanese history. Like much of the Osprey series the books are small but the information of huge, despite the focus on only 50 years of the historical development. Of course thus is somewhat appropriate since the Sengoku Jidai was the pinnacle of the samurai warrior tradition .
Noraville, NSW, Australia.
Sengoku Jidai . The Way of the Samurai . Training . On Campaign . Armour . Armour Construction . Weapons . Museums and Collections . Glossary . Further Reading
ISBN: 9781855323452 ISBN-10: 1855323451 Series: Warrior S. Audience:
Number Of Pages: 64 Published: 20th May 2012 Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 18.4
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1