HARVARD EAST ASIAN MONOGRAPHS
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Harvard East Asian Monographs 157

Heavenly Warriors

The Evolution of Japan's Military, 500-1300

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PAPERBACK

$27.95 • £20.95 • €25.00

ISBN 9780674387041

Publication: April 1996

Short

400 pages

6 x 9 inches

14 maps 14 b/w

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“In a government, military matters are the essential thing,” said Japan’s “Heavenly Warrior,” the Emperor Temmu, in 684. Heavenly Warriors traces in detail the evolutionary development of weaponry, horsemanship, military organization, and tactics from Japan’s early conflicts with Korea up to the full-blown system of the samurai. Enhanced by illustrations and maps, and with a new preface by the author, this book will be indispensable for students of military history and Japanese political history.