Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai

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Kodansha International, 1979 - Philosophy - 180 pages
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Outlines the ethical code of the samurai in a time when the martial skills of the warrior became redundant and his role was subsumed into governmental service.

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Some of this book's meandering philosophy is (rightly) considered offensive in today's world, and some of it is just too deeply entrenched in the dated, now-irrelevant politics and social customs of ... Read full review

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Contents

Foreword
7
From the 2nd Chapter
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From the 3rd Chapter
89
Copyright

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About the author (1979)

Yamamoto devoted his adult life to the service of his Shogun master, Lord Mitsushige Nabeshima, and his clan, rising to become a highly respected samurai warrior. Upon his master's death in 1700, Yamamoto renounced the world and retired to a hermitage.

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