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Hired Swords: The Rise of Private Warrior Power in Early Japan Karl F. Friday

Hired Swords: The Rise of Private Warrior Power in Early Japan

Karl F. Friday

Published
ISBN : 9780804726962
Paperback
284 pages
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 About the Book 

Tracing the evolution of state military institutions from the seventh to the twelfth centuries, this book challenges much of the received wisdom of Western scholarship on the origins and early development of warriors in Japan.