Japanese Fortified Temples and Monasteries AD 710-1602

Japanese Fortified Temples and Monasteries AD 710-1602

by Stephen Turnbull, Peter Dennis

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Overview

From the 10th century onwards the great Japanese monastic foundations of Nara and Mount Hiei maintained large armies of warlike monks. The tempestuous political rivalries that developed between the different orders of monks and religiously inspired laymen ensured that their temples and monasteries had to be securely sited and robustly defended. This books recreates these enormous fortified monasteries and temples, tracing their development from the 10th century through to the Sengoku Jidai period and the rise of the power of the shogunate under Tokugawa Ieyasu.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782000136
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 06/20/2012
Series: Fortress , #34
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 64
File size: 14 MB
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About the Author

Stephen Turnbull is the world's leading English-language authority on medieval Japan and the samurai. He has travelled extensively in the Far East, particularly in Japan and Korea and is the author of almost 50 books including The Samurai – The World of the Warrior and Men-at-Arms 86: Samurai Armies 1550–1615, Campaign 69: Nagashino 1575 and Warrior 64: Ninja AD 1460–1650. He is currently a lecturer in Japanese Religion at the University of Leeds.

Peter Dennis was born in 1950 and, having been inspired by contemporary magazines such as 'Look and Learn', studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. He has since contributed to hundreds of books, covering a range of hstorical subjects. He is a keen wargamer and modelmaker. He lives in Nottinghamshire, UK.
Stephen Turnbull is the world's leading authority on samurai culture. He took his first degree at Cambridge and has two MAs (in Theology and Military History) from Leeds University. In 1996 he received a PhD from Leeds for his thesis on Japan's Kakure Kirishitan. In its published form the work won the Japan Festival Literary Award in 1998. Having lectured in East Asian Studies and Theology he is now retired and is an Honorary Lecturer at Leeds, a Research Associate at SOAS and Visiting Professor of Japanese Studies at Akita International University. He has published 73 books and many journal articles. His expertise was also put to use in helping design the award-winning computer strategy game Shogun Total War, and in 2010 he acted as Historical Adviser to Universal Pictures for the movie 47 Ronin. He is currently working on a major project tracing the historical evolution of the ninja as a cultural phenomenon.
Peter Dennis was inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn, leading him to study Illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.

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