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ePub The Samurai Sourcebook download
Author:
Stephen Turnbull
ISBN13:
978-1854095237
ISBN:
1854095234
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Publisher:
Cassell; New Ed edition (October 2000)
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Military
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1124 kb
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Stephen Turnbull has finally provided us with an as complete as can be book on the samurai. The Sourcebook is quite helpful in studying Japanese medieval history.

Stephen Turnbull has finally provided us with an as complete as can be book on the samurai.

The Samurai Sourcebook book. Stephen Richard Turnbull is British a historian specializing in eastern military history, especially the samurai of Japan. His books are mainly on Japanese and Mongolian subjects. He attended Cambridge University where he gained his first degree. He currently holds an MA in Theology, MA in Military History and a PhD from the University of Leeds where he is currently a lecturer in Far Eastern Stephen Richard Turnbull is British a historian specializing in eastern military history, especially the samurai of Japan.

Brave, invincible warriors, fighting sword in hand against overwhelming odds. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read

Brave, invincible warriors, fighting sword in hand against overwhelming odds. Those were the Samurai. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. 1. Экологическая эпидемиология.

The samurai sourcebook. by. Stephen R. Turnbull. Leaf 6,87 text cut off in gutter. Original book is like this. Weapons - Japan - History. Armor - Japan - History. Japan - History, Military - To 1868. Arms and Armour Press. In the ARMS & ARMOUR SOURCEBOOK series, this comprehensive reference work, first published in 1998, on samurai history and culture explains both strategy and tactics, with details of command structures, raising of armies, campaign life, role of the castle, characteristics of Japanese battles and the rituals and other consequences of fighting.

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In this exciting new book, Stephen Turnbull, the world's leading authority on the samurai, goes beyond the battlefield to paint a picture of the samurai as they really were

In this exciting new book, Stephen Turnbull, the world's leading authority on the samurai, goes beyond the battlefield to paint a picture of the samurai as they really were. The world of the samurai warrior is revealed to be one of great richness, with familiar topics such as the cult of suicide, ritualised revenge and the lore of the samurai sword being seen in the context of an all-encompassing warrior culture that was expressed through art and poetry as much as through violence. By (author) Stephen Turnbull. He is widely employed as a consultant authority on Japanese history and religion. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

He is widely employed as a consultant authority on Japanese history and religion.

Brave, invincible warriors, fighting sword in hand against overwhelming odds. Those were the Samurai. In this comprehensive, enthralling, illustration-filled look at their history, personalities, strategies, costume, and campaign you'll find every detail of their armor and weaponry, as well as information on the Samurai army's development, its organization, and the fighters' feudal obligation. Follow the evolution of the sword and polearms, plus, the technology and deployment of explosives. Take a peek into castle life and the rituals of battle. Case studies, often based on contemporary chronicles, diaries and official records, focus in on the most important invasions and combat situations from 940 to 1638, and religious traditions. A full range of maps chart wartime changes. 320 pages, 175 b/w illus., 7 3/4 x 10.
  • Dr. Stephen Turnbull has finally provided us with an as complete as can be book on the samurai. He tells us in minute detail everything we could possibly want to know about samurai warfare, tactics, strategies, weaponry, castles, ships, heraldry, battles, individuals, etc etc etc! It is a thick book at 320 pages, and large-sized. Dr. Turnbull states in the introduction that he wanted to be comprehensive and that he put a supreme effort into writing such a huge book, which is four times the length of any of his other books. This book is really something special and you have to buy it if you're seriously interested in the Samurai. In fact, it is the best book on the samurai available in any language. The title 'Sourcebook' is a very modest and self-depreciating title to give to it. It is really more of a 'Bible' or an 'Everything About' than a soucebook. It is jam-packed with essentially everything Dr. Turnbull knows about the samurai - and that is A LOT! It will be a guaranteed source of enjoyment for you to read, re-read and pore over as long as your interest in the samurai lasts! Get it!

  • Very good!!!

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  • This book has an outstanding list of warriors and great write ups.

  • good book

  • Excellent source of information. This book has helped me put key people and places together with times. Superb reading and study material. Dr. Turnbull has made learning fun and interesting.

  • The Samurai Sourcebook is made as a reference book consisting of the following chapters: an outline samurai history, personalities and heraldry, arms and armour, strategy and tactics, battles and sieges, case studies and miscellanea. It also contains some useful maps and index. The Sourcebook is quite helpful in studying Japanese medieval history. The author, Steven Turnbull, is a well-known writer on the subject and the Sourcebook, as well as other books by him, is well researched and written and is an easy read both by itself (especially case studies and strategies section) and as a supplement to other books.
    However, a word of caution: those who look for a serious in-depth research will be disappointed. This book does not state such goal, it was created for easy reference. But, to say only that would also be not a complete picture. Strategies and warcraft are given a well researched presentation. Various aspects of warcraft including castle building and their use in control of newly acquired territorial possessions, use of single combat and various types of arms, communication on battlefield and types and components of armour are described in good (for a layman, at least) detail.
    Case studies are very well presented and provide useful information on Mongol invasions, Hideyoshi's campaigns against sohei (or warrior monks in lay language), Shimabara rebellion and some other important subjects. In addition, one will find such interesting and not-so-often described subjects as description of battle formations, various lucky and unlucky signs (found in faces of slain warriors!), classification of samurai exploits in battles and much more.
    I would highly recommend the Sourcebook to those interested in samurai history.

  • I've found this a useful introduction, but as I delve into the topic as covered by other authors and even by Turnbull's later publications, I discover numerous errors and important omissions.
    The section on samurai personalities would be an extremely useful source if it weren't so brief. The information on each individual is often so short as to omit critically important facts.
    The section on battles and sieges is also a useful section as an overview.
    NOTE: The dates given for events are only accurate to the year as Turnbull has translated lunar calendar dates directly over. The 13th day of the fourth month of the year 1592 (May 24th) becomes "13 April 1592". Keep this in mind if you reference these dates against other works.