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Samurai Women, 1184-1877

Samurai Women, 1184-1877

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Ever since the Empress Jingo-kogo led an invasion of Korea while pregnant with the future Emperor Ojin, tales of female Japanese warriors have emerged from Japan's rich history. Using material that has never been translated into English before, this book presents the story of Japan's female warriors for the first time, revealing the role of the women of the samurai class in all their many manifestations, investigating their weapons, equipment, roles, training and belief systems.
Publisher: Oxford ; Long Island City, N.Y. : Osprey, 2010
ISBN: 9781846039515
Call Number: 355.00820952 T943s 2010
Characteristics: 64 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Rava, Giuseppe 1963-- Illustrator


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A brief look at some famous Japanese warrior women, including Jingu-kogo, the empress who led an attack on Korea while pregnant, and Hojo Masako, also known as the "nun shogun."

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Nov 17, 2019

Recent archeological evidence suggest a wider female involvement in battle than is implied in written accounts alone (wife defend castle while husband in battle or join a ikki to defend against daiymo) written by misogynistic writers?
Cool & yikes.


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