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Japonius Tyrannus: The Japanese Warlord Oda Nobunaga Reconsidered

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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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Bryan Williams
Sep 14, 2015 Bryan Williams rated it really liked it
I had been dying to read this book for years but was unable to find a copy anywhere due to it being out of print. In the end I took to Amazon and paid an exorbitant price to purchase a secondhand copy, and I’m not sorry I did.

This is probably one of the most informative books about Oda Nobunaga you can find written in English. The author’s writing style is simple and direct so anyone can read this book and get something from it. I do think it might be a good idea for readers to have a basic know
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Andy Kramer
Feb 28, 2014 Andy Kramer rated it it was ok
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
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