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Published: 11 November 2014

283 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198706625

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Inventing the Way of the Samurai

Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushido in Modern Japan

Oleg Benesch

The Past and Present Book Series

  • The only book-length academic study of bushido, an important subject for anyone with an interest in Japan
  • Provides an overview of modern Japanese history through the lens of a single concept
  • Offers a long-awaited re-evaluation of some of the longest-standing myths about Japanese thought and culture
  • The first book in English to take a historical approach to a subject that has traditionally been dealt with primarily on a philosophical level
  • Combines a variety of approaches and sources to provide a comprehensive history of a concept