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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HARALD KLEINSCHMIDT is Professor of History at the University of Tsukuba in Japan. Born at Gottingen, West Germany, he graduated from the University of Gottingen. After teaching at the University of Stuttgart, he transferred to Tsukuba in 1989. He became Extraordinary Professor of European Studies at the University of Tokyo in 2000. He has many publications in both English and German.

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