Hagakure

The Secret Wisdom of the Samurai
Product Number: EB00644463
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781462914258
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
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Description

Learn the secrets of Japan's samurai warrior code with this definitive translation of the Hagakure-the bushido manual of the samurai. The Hagakure is one of the most influential of all Japanese texts-written nearly 300 years ago by Tsunetomo Yamamoto to summarize the very essence of the Japanese Samurai bushido ("warrior") spirit. Its influence has been felt throughout the world and yet its existence is scarcely known to many Westerners. This is the first translation to include the complete first two books of the Hagakure and the most reliable and authentic passages contained within the third book. All other English translations published previously have been extremely fragmentary and incomplete. Alex Bennett's completely new and highly readable translation of this essential work includes extensive footnotes that serve to fill in many cultural and historical gaps in the previous translations. This unique combination of readability and scholarship gives Bennett's translation a distinct advantage over all previous English editions.

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Author(s): Yamamoto Tsunetomo
Original Publish Date: May 27, 2014

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