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Product Description: The world of the samurai, the legendary, elite warrior cult of old Japan, has for too long been associated solely with military history and has remained a mystery. In this exciting new book, Stephen Turnbull, the world's leading authority on the samurai, goes beyond the battlefield to paint a picture of the samurai as they really were...read more

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9781472813725 | Osprey Pub Co, August 23, 2016, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: The world of the samurai, the legendary, elite warrior cult of old Japan, has for too long been associated solely with military history and has remained a mystery.

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Product Description: First published in 1977, The Samurai has long since become a standard work of reference. It continues to be the most authoritative work on samurai life and warfare published outside Japan. Set against the background of Japan's social and political history, the book records the rise and rise of Japan's extraordinary warrior class from earliest times to the culmination of their culture, prowess and skills as manifested in the last great battle they were ever to fight - that of Osaka Castle in 1615...read more

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9781138139992 | Routledge, April 27, 2016, cover price $165.00 | About this edition: First published in 1977, The Samurai has long since become a standard work of reference.

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Product Description: First major study in English of the Japanese 'hidden' Christians - the Kakure Kirishitan, who chose to remain separate from the Catholic Church when religious toleration was granted in 1873 - and the development of the faith and rituals from the 16th century to the present day.

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9781138973961 | Routledge, February 29, 2016, cover price $47.95 | About this edition: First major study in English of the Japanese 'hidden' Christians - the Kakure Kirishitan, who chose to remain separate from the Catholic Church when religious toleration was granted in 1873 - and the development of the faith and rituals from the 16th century to the present day.

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Product Description: Japan s Sexual Gods is an authoritative and original work that describes the unique deities represented by sexual objects in certain Japanese shrines and temples. Hundreds of sexual shrines still exist in spite of previous repression and range from the Tagata Shrine with its well-known giant festival phallus to small obscure places...read more

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9789004288911 | Brill Academic Pub, May 27, 2015, cover price $162.00 | About this edition: Japan s Sexual Gods is an authoritative and original work that describes the unique deities represented by sexual objects in certain Japanese shrines and temples.

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Product Description: Filled with dozens of woodblock prints and photographs, this Samurai history is an authoritative text on Japan's most fearsome warriors.Samurai—the word alone evokes intense images of expert swordsmen fighting against overwhelming odds and emerging victorious...read more

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9784805312940 | Tuttle Pub, August 5, 2014, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Filled with dozens of woodblock prints and photographs, this Samurai history is an authoritative text on Japan's most fearsome warriors.

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Product Description: In 1701 young Lord Asano is goaded into attacking a corrupt official at the Japanese Court. Although the wound Asano inflicts is minimal, the Emperor's punishment is harsh: Lord Asano is ordered to commit seppuku, or ritual suicide...read more
By John Allyn and Stephen Turnbull (foreword by)

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9781622313563 | Unabridged edition (Highbridge Co, November 26, 2013), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: In 1701 young Lord Asano is goaded into attacking a corrupt official at the Japanese Court.

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Product Description: Towards the end of the 16th century three outstanding commanders brought Japan's century of civil wars to an end, and even though reunification was first achieved under Toyotomi Hideyoshi, it was his successor Tokugawa Ieyasu who was to ensure a lasting peace...read more
By Giuseppe Rava (illustrator) and Stephen Turnbull

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9781849085748 | Osprey Pub Co, June 19, 2012, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Towards the end of the 16th century three outstanding commanders brought Japan's century of civil wars to an end, and even though reunification was first achieved under Toyotomi Hideyoshi, it was his successor Tokugawa Ieyasu who was to ensure a lasting peace.

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Product Description: Combines the latest research with contemporary lives, descriptions, and reconstructions to provide a dramatic picture of what it was like to be a samurai.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...read more

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9780500251881 | Thames & Hudson, April 1, 2012, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Combines the latest research with contemporary lives, descriptions, and reconstructions to provide a dramatic picture of what it was like to be a samurai.

Product Description: This extraordinary publication presents, for the first time, the samurai armor collection of the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum in Dallas. The Barbier-Mueller has selectively amassed these pieces of armor over the past twenty-five years, ultimately forming one of the largest and most important collections of its kind in the world...read more

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9780300176360 | Yale Univ Pr, December 20, 2011, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: This extraordinary publication presents, for the first time, the samurai armor collection of the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum in Dallas.

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Product Description: From 1600 till 1866 civil strife in public was virtually unknown in Japan; however, personal loyalty and self-sacrifice could at times rise above the samurai hierarchy to redefine Japanese culture. In 1703 former samurai avenged their lord in the most legendary raid in Japanese history...read more
By Alan Gilliland (illustrator), Mariusz Kozik (illustrator), Johnny Shumate (illustrator) and Stephen Turnbull

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9781849084277 | Osprey Pub Co, August 23, 2011, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: From 1600 till 1866 civil strife in public was virtually unknown in Japan; however, personal loyalty and self-sacrifice could at times rise above the samurai hierarchy to redefine Japanese culture.

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Product Description: The Samurai sword of Japan is probably the finest edged weapon ever made. This volume, written by leading Samurai expert Stephen Turnbull, reveals the story of how and why it achieved this distinction, from the sword's unique metallurgy to its use in combat, where one stroke often decided the victor...read more

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9781849081511 | Osprey Pub Co, November 23, 2010, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: The Samurai sword of Japan is probably the finest edged weapon ever made.

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Product Description: Ever since the Empress Jingo-kogo led an invasion of Korea while pregnant with the future Emperor Ojin, tales of female Japanese warriors have emerged from Japan's rich history. Using material that has never been translated into English before, this book presents the story of Japan's female warriors for the first time, revealing the role of the women of the samurai class in all their many manifestations, investigating their weapons, equipment, roles, training and belief systems...read more
By Giuseppe Rava (illustrator) and Stephen Turnbull

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9781846039515 | Osprey Pub Co, October 19, 2010, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Ever since the Empress Jingo-kogo led an invasion of Korea while pregnant with the future Emperor Ojin, tales of female Japanese warriors have emerged from Japan's rich history.

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Product Description: Osprey's elite series title for Japan's samurai horse and foot guards, from 1540 to 1724. Each great samurai warlord, or daimyo, had a 'household division' of troops, known as the Hatamoto - 'those who stand under the flag'. The Hatamoto included the personal bodyguards, both horse (uma mawari) and foot (kachi); the senior generals (bugyo), the standard bearers and color-guard, couriers, and other samurai under the warlord's personal command...read more

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9781846034787, titled "Hatamoto: Samurai Horse and Foot Guards, 1540-1724" | Osprey Pub Co, March 23, 2010, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Osprey's elite series title for Japan's samurai horse and foot guards, from 1540 to 1724.

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Product Description: This book tells the fascinating history of the life of Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu — Japan's most famous Shogun.Since its initial appearance, A.L.Sadler's imposing biography of the Japanese Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu has been recognized as an outstanding contribution to the knowledge of Japanese history...read more
By Stephen Turnbull (introduced by)

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9784805310427 | Tuttle Pub, July 10, 2009, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: This book tells the fascinating history of the life of Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu — Japan's most famous Shogun.

Product Description: A book where parents and kids can get the real story behind these masters of deception.

Library:

9781597200813 | Cavendish Square, June 30, 2009, cover price $22.79 | About this edition: A book where parents and kids can get the real story behind these masters of deception.

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Product Description: The fierce loyalty and self-sacrificing attitude of the samurai have made them both a legend and a cult. Although their military prowess and skills in the martial arts have been studied exhaustively, an understanding of their belief system still eludes many...read more

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9781846032158 | Osprey Pub Co, May 19, 2009, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: The fierce loyalty and self-sacrificing attitude of the samurai have made them both a legend and a cult.

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Product Description: The first proper fortifications in Japan began to develop with the appearance of the first emperors around 250. Although initially fortifications were simply wooden constructions, as internal strife became a way of life in Japan, more and increasingly elaborate fortifications were built...read more

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9781846034138 | Osprey Pub Co, March 24, 2009, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The first proper fortifications in Japan began to develop with the appearance of the first emperors around 250.

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Product Description: The Sengoku Jidai or "Age of Warring States" is the time of the samurai - Japan's military aristocracy. A period of endemic warfare where the absence of unifying central control led to constant struggles between the daimyo (or "Great Names") who sought to protect and extend the influence of their respective families through political and military means...read more

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9781846033513 | Osprey Pub Co, December 23, 2008, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: The Sengoku Jidai or "Age of Warring States" is the time of the samurai - Japan's military aristocracy.

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Product Description: A book where parents and kids can get the real story behind these masters of deception.
By James Field (illustrator) and Stephen Turnbull

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9781592700813 | Enchanted Lion Books, September 16, 2008, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: A book where parents and kids can get the real story behind these masters of deception.

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Product Description: The invasions of Korea launched by the dictator Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1592-1593 and 1597-1598) are unique in Japanese history for being the only time that the samurai assaulted a foreign country. Hideyoshi planned to invade and conquer China, ruled at the time by the Ming dynasty, and when the Korean court refused to allow his troops to cross their country, Korea became the first step in this ambitious plan of conquest...read more

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9781846032547 | Osprey Pub Co, July 22, 2008, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: The invasions of Korea launched by the dictator Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1592-1593 and 1597-1598) are unique in Japanese history for being the only time that the samurai assaulted a foreign country.

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Product Description: The Japanese invasion and occupation of Korea, which lasted from 1592 to 1598, was the only occasion in Japanese history when samurai aggression was turned against a foreign country. During the occupation of Korea the Japanese built 25 wajo or castles...read more
By Peter Dennis (illustrator) and Stephen Turnbull

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9781846031045 | Osprey Pub Co, November 20, 2007, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: The Japanese invasion and occupation of Korea, which lasted from 1592 to 1598, was the only occasion in Japanese history when samurai aggression was turned against a foreign country.

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Product Description: Osprey's survey of pirates of the Far East, from 811 to 1639. For many centuries, international relations between Medieval Japan, Korea and China were carried out by means of the 'inseparable trinity' of war, trade and piracy. Much has been written about the first two means of interaction...read more
By Richard Hook (illustrator) and Stephen Turnbull

Hardcover:

9780127808727, titled "Fundamental Neuroscience" | Bk&cd-rom edition (Academic Pr, July 1, 1999), cover price $138.95 | also contains Fundamental Neuroscience

Paperback:

9781846031748 | Osprey Pub Co, November 20, 2007, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Osprey's survey of pirates of the Far East, from 811 to 1639.

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