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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. Along with Musashi's text, Cleary translates here 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.

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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:
9781590302484
Translator:
Cleary, Thomas F.
Publisher:
Shambhala
Translator:
Cleary, Thomas F.
Author:
Musashi, Miyamoto
Author:
Cleary, Thomas
Author:
Miyamoto, Musashi
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
Eastern - General
Subject:
Philosophy : General
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:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20050131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
6.78x4.26x.55 in. .21 lbs.

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