Legacies of the Sword: The Kashima-Shinryu and Samurai Martial Culture

Legacies of the Sword: The Kashima-Shinryu and Samurai Martial Culture

Legacies of the Sword: The Kashima-Shinryu and Samurai Martial Culture

Legacies of the Sword: The Kashima-Shinryu and Samurai Martial Culture

Synopsis

Western scholars are generally far less familiar with the samurai in his original role as warrior and master of arms than in his other functions as landowner, feudal lord, litterateur, or philosopher. Karl Friday examines samurai martial culture from a historical and worldview in this study.
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