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THE Book Of Five Rings is one of the most insightful texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory to emerge from Asian culture. Written not only for martial artists but for anyone who wants to apply the timeless principles of this text to their life, the book analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction. THE Book Of Five Rings was composed in 1643 by the famed duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi. Thomas Cleary's translation is immediately accessible, with an introduction that presents the spiritual background of the warrior tradition.
About the Author
Miyamoto Musashi, who lived in Japan in the 1600s, was an undefeated dueler, a masterless samurai, and an independent teacher. He spent the last decades of his life refining and teaching his military science.
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ISBN: 9781590309841 ISBN-10: 1590309847 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 160 Published: 15th May 2012 Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 14.0
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1