THE SHOGUN'S SOLDIERS: Volume 2 - The Daily Life of Samurai and Soldiers in Edo Period Japan, 1603-1721
Volume Two continues the examination of the Edo period and the evolution of the Samurai class into a verity of new roles. No longer required to fight, many Samurai firstly discarded their distinctive armor and then their training. As a result, a transformation from warrior to townsman took place. New careers were adopted, with many becoming part of the respected Firewatch or police force. Former Samurai also became part of the justice system and ultimately were responsible for the carrying out of criminal sentences. Explains the decline of Japanese martial prowess and that of the Samurai as a class with their integration into civilian society. Includes 40 b/w illustrations, 40 color illustrations, three color photos, and two tables.1 vol, 180 pgs 2023 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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Updated as of 12/07/2023ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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