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Combines material previously published as Warrior 29: Ashigaru 1467-1649, Warrior 64: Ninja AD 1460-1650, Warrior 70: Japanese Warrior Monks AD 949-1603, with a new section on Samurai, new images, and a new introduction and conclusion. The samurai remain the best known warriors of medieval Japan, but they were by no means the only fighting elite. There were the ashigaru, who were first recruited to swell army numbers but later became a vital part of any samurai force. Trained to protect their monasteries, warrior monks were formidable enemies, mastering a range of martial traditions. Finally, the Ninja catered to an increasing demand for spies, informants and sometimes assassins, developing the arts of armed and unarmed combat and explosives.

Synopsis:

Bold, proud, fearless, elite, loyal, deadly these are but a few words that perfectly describe the historic military of Japan. This book examines the lives of four types of warriors, including the samurai and the ninjo.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781841768649
Author:
McBride, Angus
Author:
Reynolds, Wayne
Author:
Turnbull, Stephen R.
Author:
Turnbull, Stephen
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Military art and science
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Publication Date:
July 2005
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
10.32x7.90x1.09 in. 2.91 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Asia » Japan » Ancient and Tokugawa to 1868
History and Social Science » World History » Japan

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Product details 288 pages Osprey Publishing (UK) - English 9781841768649 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Bold, proud, fearless, elite, loyal, deadly these are but a few words that perfectly describe the historic military of Japan. This book examines the lives of four types of warriors, including the samurai and the ninjo.
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