Samurai (Hardback)
  • Samurai (Hardback)
zoom

Samurai (Hardback)

(author)
1 Review Sign in to write a review
£20.00
Hardback Published: 03/02/2011
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
The name 'Samurai' is synonymous with the ultimate warrior. With their elaborate armour, fierce swordsmanship and code of honour, the samurai have become iconic figures whose influence can still be felt today . From Kurosawa's epic Seven Samurai to the figure of Darth Vader in Star Wars, to Manga comics and video games, the figure of the fighting samurai still inspires us today. In John Man's new book we discover the truth behind the legend. From his birth in the shadow of the great volcano Sakurajima, to his glorious death by ritual suicide and disembowelment, Saigo Takamori was the ultimate Samurai leader. His fall brought about the end of hundreds of years of Samurai tradition and in many ways marks the birth of modern Japan. Saigo was a man trapped by paradox: a faithful servant to the emperor, and yet a leader of rebel troops; a mighty Samurai warrior, and also a master of Chinese poetry. His life, and ultimately his death, offer a window into the hundreds of years of culture and tradition that defined the samurai.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780593065044
Weight: 597 g
Dimensions: 240 x 161 x 29 mm

You may also be interested in...

Mastering Jujitsu
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Angry White Pyjamas
Added to basket
Iceman
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Samurai
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Musashi's Book of Five Rings
Added to basket
Tai Chi
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
T'ai Chi For Dummies
Added to basket
The Book Of Five Rings
Added to basket
Japanese Jiu-Jitsu
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Meditations on Violence
Added to basket
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Added to basket
Bruce Lee Striking Thoughts
Added to basket
Ninja
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Book Of Five Rings
Added to basket
Taekwondo Grappling Techniques
Added to basket

Reviews

View all

“Good book but shocked by a disturbing chapter.”

Hello all,

This is a book about the legendary Saigo. In the movie by Akira Kurosawa: The 7 Samurai, the main samurai's characteristics is baised on Saigo.

John man goes through Saigo's childhood, uprising... More

Hardback edition
27th January 2012
Helpful? Upvote 25

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.