Samurai: An Encyclopedia of Japan's Cultured Warriors

Samurai: An Encyclopedia of Japan's Cultured Warriors

Author: Constantine Nomikos Vaporis Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440842719

Category: History

Page: 511

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Alphabetically arranged entries along with primary source documents provide a comprehensive examination of the lives of Japan's samurai during the Tokugawa or Edo period, 1603–1868, a time when Japan transitioned from civil war to extended peace. • A timeline highlights important events related to the samurai, while a narrative history overviews the background of the samurai • More than 100 alphabetically arranged reference entries provide authoritative information about the samurai and their world • Sidebars provide interesting facts, note the role of the samurai in popular culture, and mention various tourist sites for readers to visit • Entries provide suggestions for further reading, and an end-of-work bibliography directs users to other important works about the samurai
Samurai: An Encyclopedia of Japan's Cultured Warriors
Language: en
Pages: 511
Authors: Constantine Nomikos Vaporis Ph.D.
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-03-31 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Alphabetically arranged entries along with primary source documents provide a comprehensive examination of the lives of Japan's samurai during the Tokugawa or Edo period, 1603–1868, a time when Japan transitioned from civil war to extended peace. • A timeline highlights important events related to the samurai, while a narrative history
Musui's Story
Language: en
Pages: 212
Authors: Kokichi Katsu
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991-07-01 - Publisher: University of Arizona Press

The author, a Japanese samurai of the nineteenth century, looks back on his life and shares his observations on Japanese society
Samurai Revolution
Language: en
Pages: 608
Authors: Romulus Hillsborough
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-25 - Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

See the dawn of modern Japan through the lens of the power players who helped shape it — as well as those who fought against it — in this exploration of Samurai history. Samurai Revolution tells the fascinating story of Japan's historic transformation at the end of the nineteenth century
Martial Arts Biographies
Language: en
Pages: 108
Authors: Rob Jacob
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: iUniverse

Martial Arts Biographies: An Annotated Bibliography lists hundreds of martial arts related biographies and autobiographies. Most of the entries are annotated, giving a synopsis of the relevant material in the book. Included are listings for martial artists of Karate, Kung Fu, Aikido, Judo, Jiu Jitsu, Tae Kwon Do, Ninjutsu, Tai
Breaking Barriers
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Constantine Nomikos Vaporis
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-23 - Publisher: BRILL

"Travel in Tokugawa Japan was officially controlled by bakufu and domainal authorities via an elaborate system of barriers, or sekisho, and travel permits; commoners, however, found ways to circumvent these barriers, frequently ignoring the laws designed to control their mobility, in this study, Constantine Vaporis challenges the notion that this