The Samurai Warrior
The Golden Age of Japan's Elite Warriors, 1560-1615Book - 2014
During Japans Warring States period, centuries of strife had left the country divided and leaderless. Those who filled the power vacuum were the daimyo, warlords who ruled over the clans and provinces of Japan. Serving their daimyo, the samurai were the ultimate warriors at a time when military prowess won out over hereditary power and position. The nature of warfare itself changed, romantic ideas of mounted duels and battlefield decorum became as rare as aristocratic samurai leaders. Marching in to replace them were the common foot soldiers, the ashigaru, armed with pikes and matchlock rifles.
Publisher: London : Amber Books Ltd, 
Copyright Date: ©2014
Branch Call Number: 952.02 HUB
Characteristics: 224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 22 cm