The Samurai, a Military History


The Samurai, a Military History, S.R. Turnbull. 1977, MacMillan. 304 pages. Good condition

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One of Stephen Turnbull's many well-illustrated books about the samurai as both a class and as individuals. This book deals with the development of the samurai as retained warriors to the nobility and details their eventual eclipsing of the nobility as the actual political power in Japan. The book is illustrated with line drawings, maps, woodblock prints and phots.