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Japanese Warrior Monks A.D. 949-1603 (Warrior)

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From the 10th to the mid-17th century, religious organisations played an important part in the social, political and military life in Japan. Known as sohei ('monk warriors') or yamabushi ('mountain warriors'), the warrior monks were anything but peaceful and meditative, and were a formidable enemy, armed with their distinctive, long-bladed naginata. The fortified cathedrals of the Ikko-ikki rivalled Samurai castles, and withstood long sieges. This title follows the daily life, training, motivation and combat experiences of the warrior monks from their first mention in AD 949 through to their suppression by the Shogunate in the years following the Sengoku-jidai period.

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This title provides an examination of warrior monks' historical significance in strife-torn Japan, both before and during the Sengoku-Jidai period. It explains how the monks frequently held the balance of power and played a key role in the Japanese civil wars.

About the Author

Stephen Turnbull is the world's leading English language authority on medieval Japan and samurai warfare. He has travelled extensively in the Far East, particularly in Japan and Korea and is the author of numerous titles, including Men-at-Arms 86: ‘Samurai Armies 1550-1615, and Campaign 69: ‘Nagashino 1575.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781841765730
Author:
Reynolds, Wayne
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Illustrator:
Reynolds, Wayne
Author:
Various
Author:
Reynolds, Wayne
Author:
Turnbull, Stephen R.
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Military - Other
Subject:
To 1868
Subject:
Buddhist monks as soldiers
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military-General History
Subject:
japan;osprey
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Warrior
Series Volume:
70
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
68
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9.74x7.32x.23 in. .49 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This title provides an examination of warrior monks' historical significance in strife-torn Japan, both before and during the Sengoku-Jidai period. It explains how the monks frequently held the balance of power and played a key role in the Japanese civil wars.
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