Synopses & Reviews
1909. Bushido, literally translated Way of the Warrior, originated in Japan between the 9th and 12th centuries. It was a code and way of life for Samurai, a class of warriors similar to the medieval knights of Europe. It was influenced by Zen and Confucianism, two different schools of thought of those periods. Bushido is not unlike the chivalry and codes of the European knights. Contents: Bushido as an Ethical System; Sources of Bushido; Rectitude or Justice; courage, the Spirit of Daring and Bearing; Benevolence, the Feeling of Distress; Politeness; Veracity or Truthfulness; Honor; The Duty of Loyalty; Education and Training of a Samurai; Self-Control; The Institutions of Suicide and Redress; The Sword, the Soul of the Samurai; The Training and Position of Woman; The Influence of Bushido; Is Bushido Still Alive?; The Future of Bushido.