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Samurai the Way of Bushido: The Way of the Warrior | [Henry Epps]

Samurai the Way of Bushido: The Way of the Warrior

Samurai, usually referred to in Japanese as bushi or buke, were the military nobility of medieval and early-modern Japan. According to translator William Scott Wilson: "In Chinese, the character was originally a verb meaning to wait upon or accompany persons in the upper ranks of society, and this is also true of the original term in Japanese, saburau. In both countries the terms were nominalized to mean 'those who serve in close attendance to the nobility', the pronunciation in Japanese changing to saburai."
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Samurai, usually referred to in Japanese as bushi or buke, were the military nobility of medieval and early-modern Japan. According to translator William Scott Wilson: "In Chinese, the character was originally a verb meaning to wait upon or accompany persons in the upper ranks of society, and this is also true of the original term in Japanese, saburau. In both countries the terms were nominalized to mean 'those who serve in close attendance to the nobility', the pronunciation in Japanese changing to saburai."

©2014 Henry Epps (P)2014 Henry Epps

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    Michael 09-25-14
    Michael 09-25-14

    Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well.

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    "One more famous Samurai and it's Seppuku"

    Ellery Truesdell is robotic and plain boring reading this book. I thought it might introduce me to the Zen like qualities of a Samurai warrior. It is a history. There are better books even in the Audible library. Half the book is taken up with famous Samurai. This gets tedious very quickly. Henry Epps does do an excellent job in the last chapters concerning Kamikaze in the later faze of WWII.
    Not the best book but if you are making a study of this subject this book can't hurt, but could be missed.

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