The Book Of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi


ISBN
9781611800746
Published
Released
03 / 03 / 2014
Binding
Paperback
Pages
160
Dimensions
133 x 191mm

A delightfully readable translation of the classic manifesto on swordsmanship, strategy, and winning by the legendary samurai Miyamoto Musashi.

Along with Sun Tzu's The Art of War, The Book of Five Rings is considered to be one of the most insightful texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory to emerge from Asia. Composed in 1643 by the famed duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction. For Musashi, the way of the martial arts was a mastery of the mind rather than simply technical prowess--and it is this path to mastery that is the core teaching in The Book of Five Rings.

This brilliant manifesto is written not only for martial artists but for anyone who wants to apply the timeless principles of this text to their life.

William Scott Wilson's translation of The Book of Five Rings is faithful to the original seventeenth-century Japanese text while also being wonderfully clear and readable. His scholarship and insight into the deep meaning of this classic are evident in his fine introduction and illuminating notes to the text.
21.99

This product is unable to be ordered online. Please check in-store availability.


Enter your Postcode or Suburb to view availability and delivery times.

Other Titles by Miyamoto Musashi

Five Rings Illustrated
49.99
24.99
50% Off
The Book Of Five Rings
26.99
26.99
_% Off
The Book Of Five Rings
35.00
35.00
_% Off
The Book Of Five Rings
24.99
24.99
_% Off
Description
Information
Reviews
A delightfully readable translation of the classic manifesto on swordsmanship, strategy, and winning by the legendary samurai Miyamoto Musashi.

Along with Sun Tzu's The Art of War, The Book of Five Rings is considered to be one of the most insightful texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory to emerge from Asia. Composed in 1643 by the famed duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction. For Musashi, the way of the martial arts was a mastery of the mind rather than simply technical prowess--and it is this path to mastery that is the core teaching in The Book of Five Rings.

This brilliant manifesto is written not only for martial artists but for anyone who wants to apply the timeless principles of this text to their life.

William Scott Wilson's translation of The Book of Five Rings is faithful to the original seventeenth-century Japanese text while also being wonderfully clear and readable. His scholarship and insight into the deep meaning of this classic are evident in his fine introduction and illuminating notes to the text.
ISBN:
9781611800746
Publication Date:
03 / 03 / 2014
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
133 x 191mm
The Book of Five Rings
Samurai and master swordsman Miyamoto Musashi is one of but a handful of Japanese warriors bestowed the title of Kensei Sword-saint. This book contains his writings on tactics compiled over a lifetime of combat. Its clinical study of physical technique, footwork and mental acuity make this book a must-read for the martial artist and businessman alike. This edition not only contains the best translation of Five Rings to date, but it also compiles his other short works on the art of swordsmanship and warrior philosophy. Reviewed by 19aw
, 01/09/2014

You might also like

Operation Hurricane
34.99
29.99
14% Off
Napoleon The Great
35.00
35.00
_% Off
Historys Greatest Battles
19.99
9.99
50% Off
World At War
29.99
12.99
57% Off
Gladiator
49.99
14.99
70% Off
War In Words
28.95
9.99
65% Off
The Escape Artist
24.99
24.99
_% Off
A Century Of Anzacs
29.99
9.99
67% Off
Goose Green
27.99
27.99
_% Off
Gudyarra
34.99
34.99
_% Off
Battles Map By Map
65.00
65.00
_% Off

RRP refers to the Recommended Retail Price as set out by the original publisher at time of release.
The RRP set by overseas publishers may vary to those set by local publishers due to exchange rates and shipping costs.
Due to our competitive pricing, we may have not sold all products at their original RRP.