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Japanese Castles AD 250-1540

Japanese Castles AD 250-1540
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Japanese Castles AD 250-1540
by Osprey
Author: Stephen Turnbull
Publish Year: 2008
Pages: 64
Dimensions: 8x10x.25"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148620460
Mfg. part #: OSPFOR074
Type: Softcover


Dr Stephen Turnbull is internationally recognized for his research into and writing on Japanese military history. Here he applies his scholarship to an account of the evolution of Japanese defensive architecture and engineering, from early earthworks through to wooden and earth castles and, finally, the emergence of the stone towers that are so characteristic of the samurai. He also plots the adaptation of Japanese castles to accommodate the introduction of firearms. With unpublished photographs from the author's private collection and full-color artwork, including detailed cutaways, this is an essential guide to the fascinating development of Japanese castles.