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He never once cites any documentary evidence or any testimony from any living samurais. Second, Nitobe’s sourc There are several reasons why I didn’t really like this book. Add a review and samurama your thoughts with other readers.
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Please enter your name. Nitobe often compares samurai to the knights of chivalry in a favorable light, which may have appealed to westerners when this was published, but really doesn’t appeal to the modern reader which has a less romantic understanding of medieval life. Please enter recipient e-mail address es.
When I read these comparisons, it brought up mostly negative images even though it was clear that the author meant it to be a positive image. The University of Chicago Press, Write a review Rate this item: Since more than half of his references are western, it underscores the weakness of his Japanese sources.
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Second, Nitobe’s sources are a bit suspect. We admire him as truly great, who, in the menacing presence of danger or death, retains his self-possession; who, for instance, can compose a poem under impending peril or hum a strain in the face of death. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Creating a theory on how the typical samurai lived by citing exceptional sources is not convincing.
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I wish there were better books about the samurai!