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Samurai: The Japanese Warrior's [Unofficial] Manual By Stephen Turnbull Samurai The Japanese Warrior s Unofficial Manual So you think you d like to be a samurai It s and the samurai Japan s elite fighting class are at the zenith of their powers Trained in every manner of combat from sword fighting and archery to
  • Title: Samurai: The Japanese Warrior's [Unofficial] Manual
  • Author: Stephen Turnbull
  • ISBN: 9780500251881
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Samurai: The Japanese Warrior's [Unofficial] Manual By Stephen Turnbull So you think you d like to be a samurai It s 1615 and the samurai, Japan s elite fighting class, are at the zenith of their powers Trained in every manner of combat, from sword fighting and archery to karate and jujitsu, the samurai warrior is the emperor s last line of defense against the lewd and sordid barbarians of Japan and beyond.This handy manual tells you everySo you think you d like to be a samurai It s 1615 and the samurai, Japan s elite fighting class, are at the zenith of their powers Trained in every manner of combat, from sword fighting and archery to karate and jujitsu, the samurai warrior is the emperor s last line of defense against the lewd and sordid barbarians of Japan and beyond.This handy manual tells you everything you need to know about maintaining the honor of the samurai class both on and off the battlefield How to master the Way of the Warrior Whom you should kill, and what to do with the heads afterward What the cultured samurai does between battles How to storm or lay siege to a castle How to conduct a tea ceremony with Zen like composure How to prepare for entry into the White Jade Pavilion after your death
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    1. Stephen Turnbull

      Stephen Richard Turnbull is British a historian specializing in eastern military history, especially the samurai of Japan His books are mainly on Japanese and Mongolian subjects He attended Cambridge University where he gained his first degree He currently holds an MA in Theology, MA in Military History and a PhD from the University of Leeds where he is currently a lecturer in Far Eastern Religions He has also written a number of books on other medieval topics.

    494 thoughts on “Samurai: The Japanese Warrior's [Unofficial] Manual”

    1. I found this to be a slightly humorous, but quality overview of what life was like for a samurai during this period of medieval Japanese history It s not detailed look at the history, so don t go into it expecting a complex view of this period, but if you d just like to get some sense of what it was like to be a samurai then this is as good a book as any.


    2. I love Turnbull s works, and I ve really enjoyed the other Unofficial Manuals , but this combination was potato chips and chewing gum than chocolate and peanut butter The historical information is good, and I managed to learn a few new things even after decades of reading on the subject, but this was not as humorous and enjoyable as the other books in this series that I ve read.


    3. This was so much fun to read It was both informative and humorous, and it had information about pretty much every aspect of a samurai s life I am so ready for reading Stephen Turnbull s book about vikings.


    4. SamuraiThis book is worth the time to read I loved the way it is written and the lessons that a young samurai would need to learn.


    5. I just finished reading the unofficial manual for vikings and found it a good read However, Samurai is written in halting English style and doesn t read as well So far, it hasn t answered some of my long standing questions especially about those Samurai at the bottom of the scale in many movies, they become heroes What percentage of the Samurai population are they and just how wealthy poor are they I realize that Turnbull is a scholar and publishes a great deal about Samurai I have read another [...]


    6. Samurai was a very nice review of a favorite topic of mine that would also be a great little excursion for anyone interested in the topic of these Japanese warriors The writing is entertaining and addresses many cultural aspects of the period through the narrative of Turnbull s own Lord Umawatari Bogyu, an amusing fictional tour guide inspired by real life Tokugawa Shogun advisers I can definitely see this series being a useful learning aid for middle school and high school classes as it can be [...]


    7. I have said this so many times before, but I still didn t expect much from this book either Almost everything told in it, I knew beforehand because of my, probably former, love for medieval fantasy.So, I m not sure what I got from reading it Expect, of course, some smiles Turnbull s humour made on my lips I almost added this to my lllight self but then I realized it contains too much death for that.Lol, she doesn t have anything to say


    8. The book has a nonchalant attitude and a nice kind of humor.I take my example from the Fourteen Interesting Ways to Commit Suicide 10 Drowning whilst being weighed down by an anchor The famous instance is Taira Tomommori at the battle of Dannoura in 1185 It really dosen t get much better than this, particularly when you haunt the locality for centuries to come.


    9. This book is one of a series in a similar vein it reads as a manual for the aspiring samaurai with information on what and what not to do In doing so it covers history and culture not too in depth in a very accessible and readable way I think p prefered the Viking and Knight titles in the series but Samurai is certainly a good and informative read


    10. Excellent, albeit shallow, overview of the samurai Very good as a jumping off point for in depth research Turnbull knows what he is talking about.


    11. Entertaining and informativeAn entertaining and informative book A lot of interesting insight into how the samurai lived and died Good info in a very easy to read narrative.



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