First Samurai The Life and Legend of the Warrior Rebel Taira Masakado

ISBN-10: 047176082X
ISBN-13: 9780471760825
Edition: 2008
Authors: Karl F. Friday
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Description: A portrait of Japan's first significant samurai leader and his world Was samurai warrior Taira Masakado a quixotic megalomaniac or a hero swept up by events beyond his control? Did he really declare himself to be the "New Emperor"? Did he suffer  More...

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List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/1/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

A portrait of Japan's first significant samurai leader and his world Was samurai warrior Taira Masakado a quixotic megalomaniac or a hero swept up by events beyond his control? Did he really declare himself to be the "New Emperor"? Did he suffer divine retribution for his ego and ambition? Filled with insurrections, tribal uprisings, pirate disturbances, and natural disasters, this action-packed account of Masakado's insurrection offers a captivating introduction to the samurai, their role in 10th-century society, and the world outside the capital-a must-read for those interested in early Japan, samurai warfare, or the mystique of ancient warriors. Karl Friday (Athens, GA) is a Professor of History at the University of Georgia. A renowned expert on the samurai and early Japanese history, he has authored four books and appeared on numerous A&E, History, and Discovery Channel programs. He is active on several Web forums.

  Karl Fridayis professor of history at the University of Georgia and director of the IES Abroad Tokyo Center. His books includeSamurai, Warfare and the State in Early Medieval JapanandThe First Samurai: The Life and Legend of the Warrior Rebel Taira Masakado.

List of Figures
Acknowledgements
Masakado and His Legacy
Masakado's Legacy
The First Samurai
Masakado's World
The Court and the Countryside
Premise, Reality and Adjustment
Tax Farmers, Princes and Bandits
Alliances and Immigrants
The Taira in the East
Masakado and His Uncles
The Alliance
The Battle at Shimozuke Capital
Yoshikane's Revenge
New Enemies and New Friends
The Feud with Sadamori
The Quarrel in Musashi
Ambushes and Raids
Rainbows, Earthquakes and Bandits
Conclusion
Insurrection
The Incident at the Hitachi Capital
Lord of the Kant
The Court's Response
"Insurrections East and West"
Conclusion
Apotheosis
The Letter to Fujiwara Tadahira
Rebellion or Redemption?
Miscreancy & Misfire in Hitachi
Fujiwara Hidesato
Blunder, Mishap and Rout
The Final Reckoning
Conclusion
Epilogue
Seeking Sumitomo
And to the Victors
Posterity
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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