2, 1577-1638Book - 2005
This second volume about Japan's samurai commanders covers the generals of the later years of the Age of the Warring States (Sengoku period), a period when only the most able leaders survived. This was a time when the prowess of a commander was measured as much by his strategic and organizational abilities as by his individual fighting skills and he was expected to give as great a show of strength in the council chamber as on the battlefield. This book discusses the lives, battles and wider roles of talented commanders such as Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi - great men who stood out prominently due to their elaborate suits of armour and helmets, their stunning personal heraldry and their great armies.
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey, c2005
Branch Call Number: 952.02 TUR 2005
Characteristics: 64 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Samurai commanders, 1577-1638