Ninja AD 1460-1650

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Osprey Publishing, 2003 - History - 64 pages
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The Ninja were the secret agents and assassins of feudal Japan and they remain a subject of enduring fascination. They first emerged during the power struggles of 9th and 10th century Japan, in response to the increasing demand for spies, informants and even assassins, and they were used until the mid-1600s when they disappeared on account of a campaign to destroy them. This title provides an accurate and detailed account of the reality of the Ninja, detailing their daily life, training, hiring, combat use and secret operations; also covered are the Ninja's use and knowledge of poisons, medicines and charms.
  

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Great for factual information. Also has good supporting statements. Few cons, like depth and deep description. All in all, good use for document information for hisorical essays, research papers, etc.

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It's a ninja book with illustrations and diagrams. Good for the twelve-year-old in you. Read full review

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Contents

THE ELUSIVE NINJA
4
NINJA JAPANS SECRET WARRIORS
5
RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING
12
APPEARANCE AND EQUIPMENT
16
CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
23
NINJA CAMPAIGN LIFE
26
NINJA IN WAR
42
AFTERMATH THE NINJA MYTH
55
MUSEUMS COLLECTIONS AND REENACTMENT
57
GLOSSARY
58
BIBLIOGRAPHY AND FURTHER READING
59
COLOUR PLATE COMMENTARY
60
INDEX
64
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About the author (2003)

Stephen Turnbull is the world's leading English language authority on medieval Japan and the samurai. He has travelled extensively in the Far East, particularly in Japan and Korea. For Osprey, he has authored many titles including Men-at-Arms 86: ‘Samurai Armies 1550-1615’, Campaign 69: ‘Nagashino 1575’, Warrior 29: ‘Ashigaru 1467-1649’, and New Vanguard 44: ‘Siege Weapons of the Far East (2) AD 960-1644’.

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