Binding: Paperback Dewey Decimal Number: 952.02 EAN: 9781854094322 ISBN: 1854094327 Label: Arms and Armour Manufacturer: Arms and Armour Number Of Items: 1 Number Of Pages: 160 Publication Date: 2004-07 Publisher: Arms and Armour Studio: Arms and Armour
Samurai Invasion is a lively account of the two sixteenth-century Japanese invasions of Korea, untold before in such detail, and a vital period in the history of samurai culture.
Dr Stephen Turnbull, the world's most acclaimed historian of the samurai, links the overall history of the war with the experience of ordinary soldiers, as related in diaries and anecdotes, and recounts tales of noble combat and heroism, as well as cowardice and desertion, with technical information on the weapons and tactics of the day.
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Customer Rating: Summary: One of Turnbull's best Comment: I've been a fan of Stephen Turnbull's informative and beautiful Samurai books since the early 90's, when I discovered his books in my local library. This is one of his best, much better than many of his recent works. If you're interested in the Ikko-Ikki sects, the warrior monks, or the conquests of Oda Nobunaga, this book delivers! Customer Rating: Summary: Hai! Comment: Really informative. I was actually surprised! Some really nice pictures in the book also. After reading, I now have a thorough understanding of Samurai, warrior monks, japanese warfare, etc. Customer Rating: Summary: "Samurai Warfare" an Ideal Source Comment: With lavish illustrations and comprehensive text, "Samurai Warfare" by Dr. Stephen Turnbull gives the reader an overveiw of Japans elite soldier caste from the earliest use of the term to the advent of gun powder in Samurai warfare. For those just delving into this ancient and mystic age in Japans history, Samurai Warfare offers the reader an easy to understand primer in the history of those responsible for enforcing the will of the Emporer and Nobles Customer Rating: Summary: A reference you will return to again and again Comment: Although very brief, and covering a lot of ground, this book takes a new look at some familiar topics (familiar to students of Japanese military history, that is!). There are some fascinating surprises here, such as the Kuniyoshi illustration of a samurai musketeer with a rather ominous-looking gun and sashimono. The color reproductions of key paintings are extremely detailed and sharp. Customer Rating: Summary: Again, an strong GENERAL reference from Dr. Turnbull Comment: After the concise overview of the dynamic changes in samurai warfare over the centuries, Turnbull rewards the reader with informational case studies toward the end of the book. Although somewhat short on specific details and explanatory maps (maps at more frequent intervals during the campaign study would have been helpful), the strength of the book lies in its analysis of the specific construction of the hatamoto of certain daimyo. In addition, the analysis of the Battle of Anegawa (along with additional research by the reader) provides a good reference for scenario construction by gamers and hobbyists. Overall, Turnbull provides an inspirational resource.