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Samurai the Way of Bushido

The Way of the Warrior
Narrated by: Ellery Truesdell
Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
Categories: History, World
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Samurai, usually referred to in Japanese as bushi or buke, were the military nobility of medieval and early-modern Japan. According to translator William Scott Wilson: "In Chinese, the character was originally a verb meaning to wait upon or accompany persons in the upper ranks of society, and this is also true of the original term in Japanese, saburau. In both countries the terms were nominalized to mean 'those who serve in close attendance to the nobility', the pronunciation in Japanese changing to saburai."

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Not just fighters.

Through out this book the author has shown very different sides to the Samurai, and the effect they had on Japan, its cultural and religious life. A good book that some might need to persevere with, but (as far as I'm concerned) a worthy read.