The code of ideals and manners known as bushido governs the training of Japan's samurai, or warrior class. Written by a distinguished Japanese internationalist, this volume eloquently explains the persistence of feudal Japan's morals, ethics, and etiquette into the modern era. The comparisons of bush... read more
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The code of ideals and manners known as bushido governs the training of Japan's samurai, or warrior class. Written by a distinguished Japanese internationalist, this volume eloquently explains the persistence of feudal Japan's morals, ethics, and etiquette into the modern era. The comparisons of bushido traditions with the religions and philosophies of other civilizations make this work extremely accessible to many cultures, and it has been translated into more than 30 languages since its initial publication in 1900.
Reprint of Bushido: The Soul of Japan published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1906.
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