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The Samurai Swordsman: Master of War

Stephen Turnbull - History - 2008 - 208 pages
Samurai tells the story of the courageous and highly disciplined fighting men of this time, showing how they evolved from the primitive fighters of the seventh century into an ...
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Warriors of Medieval Japan

Stephen Turnbull - History - 2007 - 288 pages
The fearless, elite warriors of medieval Japan were loyal comrades but deadly foes. Whether foot soldier, samurai or trained assassin, these men were driven by strict codes of ...
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Samurai Armies 1467-1649

Stephen Turnbull - History - 2013 - 96 pages
The Sengoku The Jidai, 'Age of Warring States', is the age of the samurai - the military aristocracy of Japan. This period, which lasted from the outbreak of the Onin War in ...
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Siege Weapons of the Far East: AD 960-1644

Stephen Turnbull - History - 2002 - 48 pages
From the 11th century AD, East Asian armies made increasing use of exploding missiles and siege cannon to reduce the fortifications of their enemies. Some of these weapons were ...
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Siege Weapons of the Far East (1): AD 612-1300

Stephen Turnbull - History - 2001 - 48 pages
The prevalence of particular fortress types in medieval China, Mongolia, Japan and Korea demanded the evolution of different modes of siege warfare in each country. The wealthy ...
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Fighting Ships of the Far East (2): Japan and Korea AD 612-1639

Stephen Turnbull - History - 2012 - 48 pages
Over the centuries, naval relations between Japan and Korea appear to have alternated between peaceful trade and outright hostility. However, this impression can be misleading ...
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Fighting Ships of the Far East (1): China and Southeast Asia 202 BC-AD 1419

Stephen Turnbull - History - 2012 - 107 pages
Fighting Ships of the Far East (1) adds enormously to the hitherto small corpus of knowledge about a fascinating and little known subject. Using detailed descriptions, accurate ...
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Samurai Heraldry

Stephen Turnbull - History - 2002 - 64 pages
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 ...
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Ninja AD 1460-1650

Stephen Turnbull - History - 2003 - 64 pages
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 ...
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Japanese Warrior Monks AD 949-1603

Stephen Turnbull - History - 2003 - 64 pages
From the 10th to the mid-17th century, religious organisations played an important part in the social, political and military life in Japan. Known as sohei ('monk warriors') or ...
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