It was a time of violence and tumult. A time of elegance and honor. A time when sons killed fathers, brothers fought brothers, and the forces of the samurai rulers destroyed those of emperors . . . The medieval world of the samurai is rich in drama and stands today as the basis for both Japanese national legends and the world's fascination with the concept.
This book, with over 250 color photographs and illustrations, brings the age, the individual warriors, and the key battles to life. It delves into the origins of the samurai culture and describes the weapons, battles and strategies that shaped the history of the age. All chapters are illustrated by photographs of actual battles colourfully and meticulously portrayed by authentic Japanese re-enactment groups.
An essential work for anyone already versed in the culture of the samurai, as well as those seeking to learn more about it, this book captures an age of action with a powerful sense of immediacy and passion.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 12 / 2014
- 235 x 311mm