- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1552 KB
- Print Length: 258 pages
- Publisher: El Paso Norte Press (22 Jun. 2009)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002EQAXCI
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #364,245 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
|Print List Price:||£11.79|
Save £8.07 (68%)
The Samurai Series: The Book of Five Rings, Hagakure - The Way of the Samurai & Bushido - The Soul of Japan (Illustrated) (Translated) Kindle Edition
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
The reflections of a master swordsman, the advice of a proper old Samurai and the explanations of a well-traveled scholar fit together synergistically; they add up to much more than the sum of the parts. Although the writers were separated from each other in time, they are united in a coherent view of what constitutes proper conduct and honor. There is enough difference in their styles of expression to illuminate points that might otherwise be obscure and at the same time provide some interesting juxtapositions.
Those who are already familiar with one or more of the books contained in this volume will find that having all three of them together is a real plus. Each, on its own, is an important little book; the three of them together form an important big book.
This series of three exceptional books is an excellent way of obtaining inexpensively the three books in one.
The Book of Five Rings gives great insight into the essentials of individual combat and the essence of being a Samurai. It contains various tales which illustrate their philosophy and practice.
The second book, Hagakure - The Way of the Samurai explains the major ideas and philosophy that are essential to the "way of the Samurai"
Last but by no means least, the third part for which I mainly made the purchase, Bushido - The Soul of Japan. This is a great introduction to the discipline of Bushido. "Way of the warrior knight" This is an exceptional book which I thoroughly enjoyed. We could all benefit from learning about the virtues that are at the heart of Bushido.
With regards to its presentation, this great collection contains a linked table of contents, as well as internally linked tables for each major work and chapter. It is presented expertly and the illustrations look good on the kindle screen.
Overall a wonderful series perfect for martial arts enthusiasts or anyone interested in Japanese history and the spirituality and disciplines of the spectacular samurai.
in one volume cutting the cost to a fraction of the price of purchasing all 3 separately it was a must have.
The 3 classical texts write about the path of the Samurai in Japan. It`s easy to navigate and I particularly like the illustrations making a great finishing touch.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of the best reads I have come accross for a long time. The nthree tittles together make it good value too.Published on 14 Mar. 2014 by Richard Bence
This is a great collection of works on Eastern thought, covering philosophy, religion and honor. This is by far the best translation of each of the individual works I have found... Read morePublished on 2 April 2012 by Ms. Eden
I feel compelled to tell you that you can buy these three books cheaper as separate kindle items on amazon. Read morePublished on 1 April 2011 by Mr. D. J. Hill
Look for similar items by category
- Books > History > Countries & Regions > Asia > East Asia > Japan
- Books > History > Military History > Strategy, Tactics & Military Science
- Books > History > Religious History > Buddhism
- Books > Home & Garden > Antiques & Collectables > Antiques & Collectables by Subject > Militaria & Weapons
- Books > Religion & Spirituality > Buddhism > Zen
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > History > Asia
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > History > Military
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Home & Garden > Antiques & Collectables
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Religion & Spirituality > Buddhism