Samurai: A Very Short Introduction

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9780190685072

Publication date:

12/05/2022

Paperback

144 pages

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ISBN:

9780190685072

Publication date:

12/05/2022

Paperback

144 pages

Michael Wert

The idea of the sword-wielding samurai, beholden to a strict ethical code and trained in deadly martial arts, dominates popular conceptions of the samurai. As early as the late seventeenth century, they were heavily featured in literature, art, theater, and even comedy, from the Tale of the Heike to the kabuki retellings of the 47 Ronin

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Michael Wert

Description

Michael Wert is Associate Professor of East Asian History at Marquette University. Specializing in early modern and modern Japan, he is the author of Meiji Restoration Losers: Memory and Tokugawa Supporters in Modern Japan.

Michael Wert

Table of contents

Introduction

Chapter One: Becoming Those Who Served
Chapter Two: Early Warrior Authority
Chapter Three: War and Culture
Chapter Four: Warriors in an Age of Peace
Chapter Five: Samurai Invention and Decline

References
Further Reading
Index

Michael Wert

Michael Wert

Michael Wert

Description

Michael Wert is Associate Professor of East Asian History at Marquette University. Specializing in early modern and modern Japan, he is the author of Meiji Restoration Losers: Memory and Tokugawa Supporters in Modern Japan.

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Table of contents

Introduction

Chapter One: Becoming Those Who Served
Chapter Two: Early Warrior Authority
Chapter Three: War and Culture
Chapter Four: Warriors in an Age of Peace
Chapter Five: Samurai Invention and Decline

References
Further Reading
Index

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