The Samurai and the Sacred

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The samurai were celebrated warriors, but they were also deeply spiritual men whose religious beliefs sustained and inspired their forays into battle. In this entirely original work, Stephen Turnbull, a leading authority on Japanese history and author of more than 50 books, reveals the soul of the samurai in a thoughtful exploration of the religions and philosophies that motivated them. Drawing inspiration from all manners of belief systems - from Japan's mainstream religions of Shinto and Buddhism, to Confucianism, ...

The Samurai and the Sacred 2009, Osprey Publishing (UK), New York

ISBN-13: 9781846032158

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The Samurai and the Sacred 2006, Osprey Publishing (UK), New York

ISBN-13: 9781846030215

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