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The revenge of the 47 Ronin : Edo 1703, Stephen Turnbull

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The revenge of the 47 Ronin : Edo 1703
Title
The revenge of the 47 Ronin
Title remainder
Edo 1703
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Turnbull
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From 1600 till 1866 civil strife in public was virtually unknown in Japan; however, personal loyalty and self-sacrifice could at times rise above the samurai hierarchy to redefine Japanese culture. In 1703 former samurai avenged their lord in the most legendary raid in Japanese history. The story of the 47 ronin is a tale rich in emotion, precise planning, and flawless martial execution. This was the raid that turned Japan upside down. Lord Kira had brought about the death of Lord Asano, thus making Asano's loyal samurai into ronin (unemployed 'men of the waves'). In complete secrecy they plotted their revenge, and one snowy winter's night launched a raid against his mansion in Edo (Tokyo). The gates were broken down, and after the fiercest sword battle seen in Japan for over a century Kira was captured and beheaded. His head was washed and placed on Asano's tomb. The Shogun had now been placed in a dilemma. Should he reward the 47 Ronin for behaving more like true samurai than anyone since the time of civil wars, or should they be punished for breaking the strict laws about taking revenge? In the end the law prevailed, and the surviving 46 ronin committed a mass act of hara-kiri, turning them overnight into national heroes as the 'gods of bushido'.. The dramatic revenge raid of the Forty-Seven Ronin is the ideal subject for a Raids title. There is a very strong narrative and a wealth of illustrative material. As the raid occurred during the peaceful Edo Period there is scope for original description of the samurai's weapons and their personal & physical environment that is not seen in any other Osprey titles
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Turnbull, Stephen R
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Raid
Series volume
23
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Asano, Naganori
  • Forty-seven Rōnin
  • Samurai
  • Japan
Label
The revenge of the 47 Ronin : Edo 1703, Stephen Turnbull
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
38055090
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
80 pages
Isbn
9781849084277
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 38055090
  • (Sirsi) 38055090
Label
The revenge of the 47 Ronin : Edo 1703, Stephen Turnbull
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
38055090
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
80 pages
Isbn
9781849084277
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 38055090
  • (Sirsi) 38055090

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