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Stephen Turnbull is one of the most knowledgeable scholars on the Samurai Warrior of Japan and this is just one of his books on the Japanese Warrior. 126 pages with line drawing and full color etchings show and demonstrate exactly these most important battles of the Samurai Warrior.
Paperback, 126 pages
Published April 3rd 1992 by Arms & Armour Press (first published 1987)
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Rindis
Oct 07, 2007 Rindis rated it liked it
While it is exactly what the title implies, a study of nine battles from Japanese history (ranging from Kurikara in 1183 to Sekigahara in 1600), it is also a good primer of Japanese history from the 12th through 16th Centuries. Writing in 1987, Turnbull assumes his audience has no more than the sketchiest knowledge of Japanese history, and gives extensive backgrounds to each battle.

As such, it is very readable and enjoyable, and establishes a few points in history which further readings can atta
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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 Relig ...more
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