By Stephen Turnbull

Osprey's exam of Samurai commanders through the Gempei Wars (1180–1185), the Onin warfare (1467–1477), and the early Sengoku interval. The samurai have been the army elite of medieval and early sleek Japan, and the boys who led them have been hailed because the very maximum, such a lot heroic and so much honourable of all samurai warriors. this primary of 2 books examines the lives, gear, battles and wider roles of the samurai commanders among 940 and 1576, the interval from the emergence of the samurai to the triumph of Oda Nobunaga, who set Japan at the highway to reunification. The varieties of armour and weaponry of the samurai replaced significantly in this time and this ebook visually recreates probably the most well-known samurai commanders, corresponding to Taira Masaka (c. 903-940), Minamoto Yorimasa (1106-1180), and Takeda Shingen (1521-1573).

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