Warfare in Japan

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Harald Kleinschmidt
Ashgate, 2007 - History - 446 pages
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Warfare in Japan from the fourth to the nineteenth century has caused much controversy among Western military and political historians. This volume assembles key articles written by specialists in the field on military organization, the social context of war, battle action, weapons and martial arts. The focus is on the transformation of patterns of warfare that arose from internal as well as external factors.

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Susumu Ishii 1985 The Formation of Bushi Bands Bushidan Acta Asiatica
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Hitomi Tonomura 1997 Women and Inheritance in Japans Early Warrior
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Kozo Yamamura 1971 The Increasing Poverty of the Samurai in Tokugawa
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