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Tables of Contents for The Samurai Sourcebook
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Preface
7
1
An Outline of Samurai History
8
1
The first samurai
8
3
The Sengoku Period
11
5
The triumph of the Tokugawa
16
1
I. PERSONALITIES AND HERALDRY
17
76
Samurai Heraldry
19
8
Catalogue of the Samurai and Their Heraldry 940-1638
27
66
II. ARMS AND ARMOUR
93
46
Armour
95
1
The evolution of samurai armour
95
8
The construction and details of samurair armour
103
1
Fundoshi (loincloth)
104
1
Shitagi (shirt)
104
1
Hadagi (another kind of shirt)
105
1
Obi (underbelt)
105
1
Kobakama (short trousers)
106
1
Tabi (socks)
106
1
Kiahan (gaiters)
106
1
Waraji (sandals)
106
1
Suneate (shinguards)
106
1
Haidate (thighguards)
106
1
Yugake (gloves)
106
1
Kote (sleeves)
107
1
Wakibiki (armpit protectors)
107
1
Manju no wa
107
1
Do (body armour) and kusazuri (skirts)
107
2
Uwa-obi (belt, sash)
109
1
Sode (shoulder plates)
109
1
Tanto (dagger)
109
1
Tachi (long sword)
109
1
Nodowa (throat ring, or throat protector)
109
1
Hachimaki (head cloth)
109
1
Hoate (mask)
109
1
Kabuto (helmet)
110
1
Sashimono (little banner)
111
1
Yari (spear)
111
1
Kate-bukuro (provision bag)
111
1
Gun sen (folding war-fan)
111
1
Uchi-bukuro (money purse)
111
1
Yo-bukuro (handkerchief bag)
112
1
Inro and Kinchaku (medicine case and purse)
112
1
Tenugui (towel)
112
1
Udenuki (sword knot)
112
1
Koshinawa (rope)
112
1
Kaginawa (hooked rope)
112
1
Naga tenugui (long towel)
112
1
Kubi bukuro (head bag)
112
1
Projectile ammunition
112
1
Jinbaori (surcoat worn over armour)
112
1
Sode-jirushi (badge worn in the sode) and Kasa-jirushi (worn on the helmet)
112
1
Koshi-sashi (the badge of a horseman)
112
1
Maedate, wakidate, zudate, and ushirodate
113
1
Agemaki (decorative tassels)
113
1
Dansen uchiwa (fan)
113
1
Zai or saihai (baton of command)
113
1
Kegutsu (fur shoes)
113
1
Nodachi (field sword)
113
1
Koshiate (sword hangers)
113
1
Shirizaya (scabbard cover)
114
1
Happuri (head and cheek cover)
114
1
Kusari-katabira (light under-armour made of small chain mail)
114
1
Haramaki (belly protector)
114
1
Horo (arrow entangler)
114
1
Putting on armour quickly
115
1
Miscellaneous notes
115
2
Ashigaru armour and general equipment
117
2
Samurai Costume in Peacetime
119
2
Bows and Edged Weapons
121
1
The Japanese bow
121
1
The samurai sword
122
4
Samurai and ashigaru polearms
126
1
Gunpowder Weapons
127
1
The Japanese experience of Chinese explosive weapons
128
4
From fire-lances to firearms
132
2
The dissemination and use of the Japanese arquebus
134
3
The technology of the Japanese arquebus
137
2
III. STRATEGY AND TACTICS
139
58
Samurai Army Organisation
141
1
The development of the samurai army
141
4
The command structure in samurai armies
145
1
The ashigaru weapon squads
146
1
The daimyo's personal attendants
147
2
Raising an Army
149
1
The feudal obligation
149
2
The mechanism of mobilisation
151
1
Setting off to war
152
2
Samurai Campaign Life
154
1
On the march
154
3
Supplies and the baggage train
157
3
Medical care on campaign
160
1
The Castle in Samurai Warfare
161
1
Control by castles
161
2
Castle building and maintenance
163
4
The castle garrison
167
3
The siege
170
5
The Samurai Battlefield
175
1
Control on the battlefield
175
1
The samurai on the battlefield
176
4
The arquebus on the battlefield
180
2
Archers and spearmen on the battlefield
182
4
Naval warfare
186
4
After the Battle
190
1
The rituals of victory
190
4
Reward, recuperation and recording
194
3
IV. BATTLES AND SIEGES
197
62
A Catalogue of Battles and Sieges in Samurai History, 940--1638
199
60
V. CASE STUDIES
259
32
Personal Combat in Samurai Warfare 1160--85
261
1
Foreign Enemies -- The Mongol Invasions
262
4
The Strategic Imperative -- The Fight for Moji Castle
266
3
Battlefield Control -- The Fourth Battle of Kawanakajima, 1561
269
3
The Christian Disaster -- The Battle of Mimigawa, 1578
272
3
Rapid Response -- Hideyoshi and the Battle of Yamazaki (1582)
275
4
Fire and Water -- Hideyoshi and the Warrior -- Monks (1585)
279
2
Samurai and Irregular Troops -- Guerrilla Warfare in Korea
281
2
Sea Power -- The Naval Campaigns in the Invasions of Korea (1592-8)
283
4
Controlling Castles -- The Sekigahara Campaign (1600)
287
4
VI. MISCELLANEA
291
18
Religion and the Samurai
293
1
Japanese religious tradition
293
1
Taoism and divination
294
2
The samurai and the ancestors
296
2
Bishido: The Soul of the Samurai
298
1
Bushido on the battlefield
298
3
Confucianism and bushido
301
1
Hara-Kiri---The Ultimate Loyalty
302
1
The motivation for suicide
302
5
The act of hara-kiri
307
2
Bibliography
309
4
Index
313