KEY PAPERS ON THE SAMURAI TRADITION
Over the years I have made good use of hundreds of academic papers on samurai topics, some of which were written over a century ago. Most of these are almost impossible to get hold of unless you have access to specialised libraries.
Japan Library, who publish The Samurai: A Military History, have published my two-volume set of such articles, entitled Key Papers on the Samurai Tradition. I have chosen a fascinating collection of important and little-known works.
I must warn you, however, that it is very expensive indeed, because it is a limited printing aimed at the library market in Japan. It is actually ú250.00... Here are the contents:
Key Papers on the Samurai Tradition
Volume 1: the Age of War
Turnbull, Stephen >Introduction: The Samurai Tradition and Japan=s Military Revolution=
Farris, Wayne 1984 >From Soldier to Samurai= Transactions of the International Conference of Orientalists in Japan 28, 9 pp. 34-39.
Friday, Karl 1993 >Valorous butchers: The Art of War during the Golden Age of the Samurai= Japan Forum 5,1 pp. 1-19
Wilson, William Ritchie 1973 >The Way of the Bow and Arrow: The Japanese Warrior in Konjaku Monogatari= Monumenta Nipponica 28 pp.177-233
Diosy, Arthur 1911 >Yoshitsune, the boy hero of Japan= Transactions and Proceedings of the Japan Society of London 10, pp. 50-77.
Blacker, Carmen 1999 >Legends of Heike Villages: the Fugitive Warrior as Ancestor= Proceedings of the Japan Society 132 pp.5-12.
Brownlee, John S. 1969 >The ShăkyŃ War and the Political Rise of the Warriors= Monumenta Nipponica 24, pp. 59-77.
Shackley, Myra 1986 >Arms and the Men: 14th century Japanese swordsmanship illustrated by skeletons from Zaimokusa, near Kamakura, Japan= World Archaeology 18,2 pp.247-254.
Birt, Michael P. 1985 >Samurai in Passage: The Transformation of the Sixteenth-Century Kantă= Journal of Japanese Studies 11,2 pp. 369-399.
Brown, Delmer M. 1948 > The Impact of Firearms on Japanese Warfare, 1543-98' Far Eastern Quarterly 7, pp. 236-253.
Gubbins, J. H. 1880 >Hideyoshi and the Satsuma Clan in the Sixteenth Century= Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan 8, pp. 92-143.
Bodart, Beatrice M. 1977 >Tea and Counsel: The Political Role of Sen RikyŃ= Monumenta Nipponica 32, pp. 49-74.
Turnbull, Stephen 1998 >Chinese influence on Japanese siege warfare= Royal Armouries Yearbook 3 pp. 145-158.
Volume 2: the Age of Peace
Steenstrup, Carl 1973 >The Imagawa Letter. A Muromachi Warrior=s Code of Conduct which became a Tokugawa Schoolbook= Monumenta Nipponica 28, pp. 295-316.
Hall, John Whitney 1955 >The Castle Town and Japan=s Modern Urbanisation= Far Eastern Quarterly 15, pp. 37-56.
Bonar, H. A. C. 1887 >On Maritime Enterprise in Japan= Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan 15, pp. 103-124.
Itakura, Kiyonobu and Itakura, Reiko 1962 >Studies of Trajectory in Japan before the Days of Dutch Learning= Japanese Studies in the History of Science 1, pp. 83-91.
Bottomley, Ian 1997 >A Remarkable Armour= Royal Armouries Yearbook 2, pp. 144-148.
McClatchie, Thomas R. 1876 >The Feudal Mansions of Yedo= Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan 7, pp. 157-182.
Moore, Ray A. 1970 >Adoption and Samurai Mobility in Tokugawa Japan= Journal of Asian Studies 29, 3 pp. 617-632.
Dautremer, J. 1885 >The Vendetta or Legal Revenge in Japan= Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan 13, pp. 82-89.
Ackroyd, Joyce 1957 >Women in Feudal Japan= Transactions of the Japan Society of London pp. 31-68.
Rogers, John M. 1990a >Arts of War in Times of Peace: Archery in Honchă Bugei Shăden, Chapter 4' Monumenta Nipponica 45, 3 pp. 253-284.
Bain, Edgar C. 1962 >Nippon-tă: an introduction to old swords of Japan= Journal of the Iron and Steel Institute 220, 4 pp. 265-282.
Rogers, John M. 1990b >Arts of War in Times of Peace: Swordsmanship in Honchă Bugei Shăden, Chapter 5' Monumenta Nipponica 45, 4 pp. 413-447.
Rogers, John M. 1991 >Arts of War in Times of Peace: Swordsmanship in Honchă Bugei Shăden, Chapter 6' Monumenta Nipponica 46, 2 pp. 173-202.
Buck, James H. 1973 >The Satsuma Rebellion of 1877. From Kagoshima through the Siege of Kumamoto Castle= Monumenta Nipponica 28, 4 pp. 427-446.
Allen, Louis 1976 >Death and Honour in Japan= The Listener June 24 1976 pp. 800-802.