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The Book of Five Rings

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Publisher Comments:

Here 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 leaders in all professions, the book analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction.

The Book of Five Rings —which has become a well-known classic among American business people, studied for its insights into the Japanese approach to business strategy—was composed in 1643 by the famed duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi. Unlike previous editions of The Book of Five Rings, Thomas Cleary's is an accessible translation, free of jargon, with an introduction that presents the spiritual background of the warrior tradition. Along with Musashi's text, Cleary translates another important Japanese classic on leadership and strategy: The Book of Family Traditions on the Art of War by Yagyu Munenori, which highlights the ethical and spiritual insights of Taoism and Zen as they apply to the way of the warrior.

Synopsis:

This is a text on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory, originally composed in 1643 by an undefeated samurai. Appropriate for martial artists and leaders in all professions, this book analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction.

Synopsis:

Shambhala Classics is a series of finely produced volumes containing classics of the world's spiritual traditions. Included are works ancient and modern, Eastern and Western, representing the timeless spiritual aspirations of people everywhere.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781570627484
Translator:
Cleary, Thomas F.
Author:
Cleary, Thomas
Translator:
Cleary, Thomas F.
Author:
Miyamoto, Musashi
Author:
Musashi, Miyamoto
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
Business
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
Military art and science
Subject:
Swordplay
Subject:
Eastern - General
Subject:
Swordplay -- Japan.
Subject:
Business Writing
Subject:
philosophy;martial arts;japan;strategy;non-fiction;samurai;history;war;military;japanese;business;bushido;zen;military history;eastern philosophy;fencing;spirituality;warfare;classic;tactics;asia;classics;management;kendo;swords;budo;musashi;psychology;sw
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Shambhala classics
Series Volume:
no. CURA-00-4
Publication Date:
20001231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.92x5.93x.44 in. .53 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This is a text on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory, originally composed in 1643 by an undefeated samurai. Appropriate for martial artists and leaders in all professions, this book analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction.
"Synopsis" by , Shambhala Classics is a series of finely produced volumes containing classics of the world's spiritual traditions. Included are works ancient and modern, Eastern and Western, representing the timeless spiritual aspirations of people everywhere.
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