The Heart of the Warrior: Origins and Religious Background of the Samurai System in Feudal Japan

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Routledge, 05/11/2013 - 240 páginas
Traces the development of the samurai, both in the way they regarded themselves and their role in society.
 

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CHAPTER 1 The Formation of a Warrior Nobility
1
CHAPTER 2 Bushi Attitudes Towards the Traditional Religions
18
Religious and Practical Concerns
48
Seppuku Junshi and the Taking of Heads
72
Allegiance Oaths and Bushi Organisations
91
The Concept of Chivalry
105
Warrior Ethics East and West
119
Early Confucian Influence
131
The Tokugawa Bakufu and the Codification of Bushido
145
The Ako Affair
163
The Tokugawa Peace and the Intrusion of the Western World
173
CHAPTER 5 Bushi Influence on Culture and the Arts
190
Footnotes
203
Bibliography
212
Index
218
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