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The Swordsman's Handbook
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: William Scott Wilson
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04-29 - Publisher: Shambhala Publications

There is perhaps no more potent symbol of the samurai era than the sword. By the seventeenth century in Japan, the art of swordsmanship had begun to take on an almost cult-like popularity. Swordsmanship was more than a mastery of technique; it was a path toward self-mastery. The Swordsman’s Handbook
The Swordsman's Companion
Language: en
Pages: 242
Authors: Guy Windsor
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03-28 - Publisher:

"This book broke new ground in 2004, providing for the first time a comprehensive beginner's guide to medieval Italian swordsmanship. ... This second edition corrects some errors, and includes an appendix highlighting some changes to the interpretation."--Back cover.
Yoshioka: dyers and swordsmen of Feudal Japan, 1540-1615
Language: en
Pages: 108
Authors: Satoru Matsumoto, Paul Meighan (translator)
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-22 - Publisher:

In the capital of the political power of feudal Japan, Kyoto, around 1540, a clan of formidable swordsmen who had previously dedicated themselves to trade and the production of colors for dyeing fabrics began to emerge. However, their exploits as master swordsmen lasted only four generations; they then died out
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Daidoji Yuzan
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-13 - Publisher: Shambhala Publications

A definitive treatise on the code of the samurai--revised and with a new introduction Upholding the samurai code both on and off the battlefield is one of the essential tenets of bushidō, the Way of the Warrior—and Budōshoshinshu is a definitive treatise on living in accordance with the samurai code.
The Swordsman's Lament
Language: en
Pages: 206
Authors: G.M. White
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-19 - Publisher: G.M. White

“A refreshingly different take … A fast paced and intelligent fantasy story.” - A dead prince. A grieving king. A legendary swordsman accused of murder. Loyalty counts for nothing when the king demands blood. In the ancient city of Villan, wealth and power descend from proximity to the throne.