Bushido: The Soul of Japan
by Inazo Nitobe
Publisher: Teibi Pub. Co. 1900
Number of pages: 109
This book, which has been called the best explanation of bushido in the English language, outlines the codes and ethics of the Samurai warrior class of Tokugawa era Japan. Much like the code of Chivalry of European Knights, Bushido lays down stringent rules of behavior towards superiors and inferiors, of behavior in battle and in peace, as well as the minutia of life.
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