Samurai Heraldry

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Osprey Publishing, 2002 - History - 64 pages
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The dazzling spectacle presented by the armies of medieval Japan owed much to the highly developed family and personal heraldry of samurai society. From simple personal banners, this evolved over centuries of warfare into a complex system of flags worn or carried into battle, together with the striking 'great standards' of leading warlords. While not regulated in the Western sense, Japanese heraldry developed as a series of widely followed practices, while remaining flexible enough to embrace constant innovation. Scores of examples, in monochrome and full colour, illustrate this fascinating explanation of the subject by a respected expert on all aspects of samurai culture.
  

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User Review  - Rindis - Goodreads

Pretty much just what it says on the tin. It's a good reference the general pattern and changing use of banners and standards in Japan from the Genpei War to the early Tokugawa Shogunate. But, it is ... Read full review

Contents

GLOSSARY OF MAIN TERMS
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travelled extensively in the
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GREAT LESSER STANDARDS
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ANGUS McBRIDE one of the Tsugaru Tamenobu
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to South Africa He came back to Ashigaru heraldn
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THE HERALDRY OF SAMURAI ARMIES
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INDEX
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About the author (2002)

Stephen Turnbull is a leading English language authority on medieval Japan and the samurai. He has travelled extensively in the Far East, particularly in Japan and Korea, and is the author of a number of major books on the subject. He has contributed several titles to the Osprey Military list since his original Men-at-Arms 86, Samurai Armies 1550-1615, in 1979.

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