Japonius Tyrannus: The Japanese Warlord Oda Nobunaga Reconsidered
Oda Nobunaga (1534-82) is one of the best-known figures in Japanese history. However, no standard biography existed on this warlord who was the prime mover behind Japan's military and political unification in the late 16th century. Japonius Tyrannus fills the gap in our knowledge about Nobunaga, and the chronological narrative providesa thorough analysis of his political a...more
Hardcover, 292 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Hotei Publishing
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I was excited to read a biography of Oda Nobunaga, but this book did not live up to my expectations. Perhaps that is not entirely the author's fault. in general, the book was hard to follow. The author switched between calendar systems and did not always write chronologically. The inclusion of far too many minor characters contributed to that as well, especially considering that many of the Japanese names were (for me at least) hard to keep track of. This all being said, the author was seemingly...more