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Weapons and Fighting Techniques of the Samurai Warrior

Thomas Conlan

The Samurai warrior is one of the most famous types of soldier, with his intricate armour, longbow and distinctive katana sword. Weapons and Fighting Techniques of the Samurai Warrior examines the various arms that fought on a medieval Japanese battlefield,... Read moreRead less

The Samurai warrior is one of the most famous types of soldier, with his intricate armour, longbow and distinctive katana sword. Weapons and Fighting Techniques of the Samurai Warrior examines the various arms that fought on a medieval Japanese battlefield, and how the equipment and training of the Samurai developed over time. Even the coming of gunpowder did not wipe out this unique warrior class, which only died out in the nineteenth century.

With detailed colour illustrations and fact-filled accompanying text, the book is the essential guide for any enthusiast for the period.

Format: 297 x 224mm
Extent: 224
Word count: 75,000
Illustrations: More than 250 colour artworks and photographs

Thomas Conlan

Thomas D. Conlan is Professor of East Asian Studies & History at Princeton University. He was formerly Associate Professor of Asian Studies at Bowdoin College, Maine. A graduate in Japanese History from the Universities of Michigan and Kyoto, he was awarded his Ph.D from Stanford University in 1998. His books include The Violent Order of Fourteenth Century Japan.

‘The writing is scholarly, professional and well informed.’

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The ISBN 9781906626075 is out of print.

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