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This is the first book to describe martial arts and martial behaviors as serious topics deserving of serious study. Although there have been a number of readers dealing with warfare, this is the only one that, among other things, focuses on the warrior, both ancient and modern.



Presents a collection of readings which introduce the study of martial behaviors in a cross-cultu
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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published November 30th 2002 by Praeger Publishers
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David Wiggins
Sep 17, 2009 rated it really liked it
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Jones has taken on the hero's labor of identifying and utilizing scant resources. He assembles this all into a quite plausible holism making this a great anthropological jump into the world of martial arts. This text has done well to lay the foundation for, I hope, continued research in the subject.
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Jones's Introduction and the chapter on the Ronin were the most interesting for my purposes. Solid work, not earthshaking though.
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