Samurai: An Illustrated History

Editor/Author Kure, Mitsuo
Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Greene Media

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-0-80-483287-8
Category: History - World history
Image Count: 258
Book Status: Available
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For 700 years Japanese civilization was dominated by a single warrior caste. This project looks at arms, armor and costumes of Samurai men and women over the centuries with specially commissioned photography of reenactors wearing museum-quality clothing.

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Table of Contents

  • PART 1: The Centuries of the Samurai
  • CHAPTER 1: The Rise of the Warrior Class
  • CHAPTER 2: The Prosperity of the Heishi
  • CHAPTER 3: The Struggle between the Genji and Heishi
  • CHAPTER 4: The Hojo Regency
  • CHAPTER 5: The Mongol Invasions
  • CHAPTER 6: The Fall of the Kamakura Bakufu and the Revival of Imperial Government
  • CHAPTER 7: The Muromachi Bakufu
  • CHAPTER 8: The Onin War and the Beginnings of Gekokujo
  • CHAPTER 9: The Age of Battles—Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi
  • CHAPTER 10: The Reign of Hideyoshi
  • CHAPTER 11: Sekigahara—A Decisive Battle?
  • CHAPTER 12: The Osaka Campaign
  • CHAPTER 13: The Christian Rebellion in Shimabara
  • CHAPTER 14: The Tokugawa Bakufu
  • CHAPTER 15: Dragon Horse, A Pioneer of Modern Japan
  • PART 2: The Age of the Country at War Representative Campaigns and Families
  • The Battle of Okehazama, 1560
  • The Bears of Kyushu from the 8th to the 16th Centuries AD
  • The Arrows of Chugoku, 1498-1571
  • Uesugi Kenshin & Takeda Shingen mid-16th Century AD
  • Chaos in Kanto 15th & 16th Centuries AD
  • Samurai Culture
  • Armor in the 5th to 10th Centuries AD
  • Armor of the Heian Period (Late 8th to 12th Centuries AD)
  • Armor of the 12th to 14th Centuries
  • Weapons of the Samurai: The Bow
  • The Sohei
  • Armor of the 14th to 16th Centuries— do maru and haramaki
  • ‘Modern’ armor—tosei gusoku
  • Weapons of the Samurai: The Sword
  • Handling the Arquebus
  • Women in Samurai Society
  • Flags of Family Contingents in the Sekigahara Campaign
  • The Samurai Code
  • Fortifications and Castles
  • Weapons of the Samurai: Pole-Weapons