The Pocket Samurai

By: William Scott Wilson (Tr.)

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The samurai of Japan, who were the country’s military elite from medieval times to the end of the nineteenth century, were synonymous with valor, honor, and martial arts prowess. Their strict adherence to the code of bushido (“the way of the warrior”), chivalry, and honor in fighting to the death continues to capture the imagination of people today, inspiring authors, filmmakers, and artists. The Pocket Samurai contains the essential writings of the era by the most esteemed samurai and philosophers of the age, including the iconic Miyamoto Musashi, author of The Book of Five Rings; Yamamoto Tsunetomo, author of Hagakure, the best-known explication of the samurai code; Takuan Soho, a Zen priest and adviser to samurai; Yamaoka Tesshu, a master swordsman whose colorful life was devoted to martial arts and Zen; along with many others. Printed Pages: 352.

Title: The Pocket Samurai

Author Name: William Scott Wilson (Tr.)

Categories: Biographies, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Shambhala Publication/TBI:

ISBN: 1611802164

ISBN 13: 9781611802160

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 112827

Keywords: The Pocket Samurai William Scott Wilson (Tr.)