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Shogun: The Life of Tokugawa Ieyasu (Tuttle Classics)

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andlt;bandgt;This book tells the fascinating history of the life of Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasuand#8212;Japan's most famous Shogun.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Since its initial appearance, A.L.Sadler's imposing biography of the Japanese Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu has been recognized as an outstanding contribution to the knowledge of Japanese history. It is also considered the standard reference work on the period that saw the entrenchment of feudalism in Japan and the opening of some two and a half centuries of rigid isolation from the rest of the world.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In the course of Japanese history there have been five great military leaders who by common consent stand out above the others of their type. Of these, two lived in the twelfth century, while the other three, Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu, were contemporary in the latter half of the sixteenth century. The last of these three, with whose life Mr. Sadler deals, may well be described as having perfected the shogunate system. Not only did Ieyasu found a dynasty of rulers and organize a powerful system of government, but also he rounded off his achievements by contriving before his death to arrange for his deification afterwards.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;As Mr. Sadler notes, "Tokugawa Ieyasu is unquestionably one of the greatest men the world has yet seen," and this fascinating account of Ieyasu's life and times is presented in a thoroughly absorbing narrative in which dramatic highlights abound.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Japan's feudal age came to a close in 1868 with the downfall of the Tokugawa Shogunate and the restoration of the Emperor to political power. The event marked the end of the powerful regime that Ieyasu established at the beginning of the seventeenth century. That it did not at the same time mark the eclipse of Ieyasu's greatness is sufficient testimony to the major role he played in his country's history. It is to to A. L. Sadler's lasting credit that he has brought this eminent but often ruthless military leader so vividly to life.

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The Leader Who Unified Feudal Japan and Established the Traditional Japanese Way of Life

Synopsis:

One of the most successful rulers in Japanese history and one of the most cunning military strategists in world history, Tokugawa Ieyasu overcame countless dangers and intrigues in his country's most violent age to become the man who finally united all of Japan. His accomplishments and work cemented in place the system of governance and way of life that have become forever linked with traditional Japan.

Shogun, A. L. Sadler's classic biography of this Japanese legend, has been completely re-typeset and designed—and is still the best available. It is dramatic in its narration of the rise of Tokugawa Ieyasu and the measures he took to win the Shogunate and insure that power would remain in his family's hands. It also features a new foreword by bestselling author and samurai expert Stephen Turnbull.

Synopsis:

One of the most successful rulers in Japanese history and one of the most cunning military strategists in world history, Tokugawa Ieyasu overcame countless dangers and intrigues in his country's most violent age to become the man who finally united all of Japan. His accomplishments and work cemented in place the system of governance and way of life that have become forever linked with traditional Japan.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Shogunandlt;/iandgt;, A. L. Sadler's classic biography of this Japanese legend, has been completely re-typeset and designedand#8212;and is still the best available. It is dramatic in its narration of the rise of Tokugawa Ieyasu and the measures he took to win the Shogunate and insure that power would remain in his family's hands. It also features a new foreword by bestselling author and samurai expert Stephen Turnbull.

About the Author

A. L. Sadler was Professor of Oriental Studies at the University of Sydney from 1922 to 1948.

Stephen Turnbull is the author of more than fifty books on the military history of Europe and the Far East, and works as a consultant on all aspects of Japanese culture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9784805310427
Author:
Sadler, A. L.
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Introduction:
Turnbull, Stephen
Foreword by:
Turnbull, Stephen
Foreword:
Turnbull, Stephen
Author:
er, A. L.
Author:
Sadl
Author:
Sadler, A.
Author:
Turnbull, Stephen
Author:
L
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
World History-Japan
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
samurai history; shogun; bushido; japan; japanese history
Subject:
samurai history; shogun; bushido; japan; japanese history; samurai; samurai books
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandamp;w illus
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 15 oz

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"Synopsis" by , One of the most successful rulers in Japanese history and one of the most cunning military strategists in world history, Tokugawa Ieyasu overcame countless dangers and intrigues in his country's most violent age to become the man who finally united all of Japan. His accomplishments and work cemented in place the system of governance and way of life that have become forever linked with traditional Japan.

Shogun, A. L. Sadler's classic biography of this Japanese legend, has been completely re-typeset and designed—and is still the best available. It is dramatic in its narration of the rise of Tokugawa Ieyasu and the measures he took to win the Shogunate and insure that power would remain in his family's hands. It also features a new foreword by bestselling author and samurai expert Stephen Turnbull.

"Synopsis" by , One of the most successful rulers in Japanese history and one of the most cunning military strategists in world history, Tokugawa Ieyasu overcame countless dangers and intrigues in his country's most violent age to become the man who finally united all of Japan. His accomplishments and work cemented in place the system of governance and way of life that have become forever linked with traditional Japan.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Shogunandlt;/iandgt;, A. L. Sadler's classic biography of this Japanese legend, has been completely re-typeset and designedand#8212;and is still the best available. It is dramatic in its narration of the rise of Tokugawa Ieyasu and the measures he took to win the Shogunate and insure that power would remain in his family's hands. It also features a new foreword by bestselling author and samurai expert Stephen Turnbull.
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