- Hardcover: 98 pages
- Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; New Ed edition (15 Sept. 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0804831904
- ISBN-13: 978-0804831901
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.5 x 19 cm
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 154,884 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Code of the Samurai: A Modern Translation of the Bushido Shoshinshu of Taira Shigesuke.: A Contemporary Translation of the Bushido Shoshinshu of Taira Shigesuke Hardcover – 15 Sep 1999
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..".a wonderful book for anyone who wants to understand the ideals behind the true warrior."--Bohdi Sanders, author of Warrior Wisdom: Ageless Wisdom for the Modern Warrior
..".useful for students of the modern and classical martial arts and well worth buying." --Meik Skoss, Koryu.com
"This is a compelling, well-written translation." --Lawrence Kane, author of The Little Black Book of Violence and The Way of Kata
A powerful contemporary translation of the classic treatise of the Way of the Warrior!
Code of the Samurai is a four-hundred-year-old explication of the rules and expectations embodied in bushido, the Japanese Way of the Warrior. bushido has played a major role in shaping the behavior of modern Japanese government, corporations, society, and individuals, as well as in shaping modern Japanese martial arts within Japan and internationally. The Japanese original of this book, bushido Shoshinshu, (bushido for beginners), has been one of the primary sources on the tenets of bushido, a way of thought that remains fascinating and relevant to the modern world, East and West. This handbook, written after five hundred years of military rule in Japan, was composed to provide practical and moral instruction for warriors, correcting wayward tendancies and outlining the personal, social, and professional standards of conduct characteristic of bushido, the Japanese chivalric tradition.
With a clear, conversational narrative by Thomas Cleary, one of the foremost translators of the wisdom of Asia, and powerfully evocative line drawings by master illustrator Oscar Ratti, this book is indispensable to the corporate executive, student of the Asian Culture, martial artist, those interested in Eastern philosophy or military strategy, as well as for those simply interested in Japan and its people.
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