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Samurai Women 1184–1877 (Warrior #151) (Paperback)

Samurai Women 1184–1877 (Warrior #151) By Stephen Turnbull, Giuseppe Rava (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Stephen Turnbull, Giuseppe Rava (Illustrator)
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Ever since the Empress Jingo-kogo led an invasion of Korea while pregnant with the future Emperor Ojin, tales of female Japanese warriors have emerged from Japan's rich history. Using material that has never been translated into English before, this book presents the story of Japan's female warriors for the first time, revealing the role of the women of the samurai class in all their many manifestations, investigating their weapons, equipment, roles, training and belief systems. Crucially, as well as describing the women who were warriors in their own right, like Hauri Tsuruhime and the women of Aizu, this book also looks at occasions when women became the power behind the throne, ruling and warring through the men around them.

About the Author


Stephen Turnbull is widely recognised as the world's leading English language authority on the samurai of Japan. He took his first degree at Cambridge and has two MAs (in Theology and Military History) and a PhD from Leeds University. He is now retired and pursues an active literary career, having now published 85 books. His expertise has helped with numerous projects including films, television and the award-winning strategy game Shogun Total War.

Giuseppe Rava was born in Faenza in 1963, and took an interest in all things military from an early age. Entirely self-taught, Giuseppe has established himself as a leading military history artist, and is inspired by the works of the great military artists, such as Detaille, Meissonier, Röchling, Lady Butler, Ottenfeld and Angus McBride. He lives and works in Italy.

Praise For…


“Japan has a rich history of female warriors beginning with the Empress Jingo-Kogo who led an invasion of Korea while pregnant. This book reveals the story of these Samurai women using material that's been translated into English for the first time. The author also examines their more modern roles as wives, mothers and daughters showing how women were often the driving force behind the throne.” —www.mataka.org (November 2010)

“An excellent book on [a] subject ... about which few have written in any language. A book I know you will enjoy reading as much as did I.” —Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness
“Japan has a rich history of female warriors beginning with the Empress Jingo-Kogo who led an invasion of Korea while pregnant. This book reveals the story of these Samurai women using material that's been translated into English for the first time. The author also examines their more modern roles as wives, mothers and daughters showing how women were often the driving force behind the throne.” —www.mataka.org (November 2010)

“An excellent book on [a] subject ... about which few have written in any language. A book I know you will enjoy reading as much as did I.” —Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness

Product Details
ISBN: 9781846039515
ISBN-10: 1846039517
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: October 19th, 2010
Pages: 64
Language: English
Series: Warrior