Samurai Tales

Courage, Fidelity and Revenge in the Final Years of the Shogun
Original Publish Date: Aug 30, 2011
Product Number: EB00643277
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781462900817
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Please log in to view pricing


Samurai Tales is about the legendary men from the samurai class who fought for the helm of power in 19th century Japan. These are stories of courage, honor, fidelity, disgrace, fate, and destiny set in the bloody time of political change and social upheaval in the final years of the Shogun. Samurai Tales is, to quote author Romulus Hillsborough, "accurate portrayals of the heart and soul of the samurai, the social and political systems of whom have, like the Japanese sword, become relics of a distant age, but the likes of whose nobility shall never again be seen in this world." In recounting what he terms "the great epic which was the dawn of modern Japan," Hillsborough delves deeply into the psyche of the men of the samurai class. This book would serve well on the bookshelves of martial artists, those interested in samurai culture, or those interested in Japanese history.

Sign up for our email newsletter