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Book of Five Rings

Book of Five Rings - 03 edition

Book of Five Rings - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9781590300404

ISBN10: 1590300408

Book of Five Rings by Musashi - ISBN 9781590300404
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Published: 2003
International: No
Book of Five Rings by Musashi - ISBN 9781590300404

ISBN13: 9781590300404

ISBN10: 1590300408

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 03

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Summary

The Book of Five Ringsis one of the most insightful texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory to emerge from Asian culture. Written not only for martial artists but for anyone who wants to apply the timeless principles of this text to their life, the book analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction. The Book of Five Ringswas composed in 1643 by the famed duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi. Thomas Cleary's translation is immediately accessible, with an introduction that presents the spiritual background of the warrior tradition. Along with Musashi's text, Cleary translates here another important Japanese classic on leadership and strategy,The Book of Family Traditions on the Art of Warby Yagyu Munenori, which highlights the ethical and spiritual insights of Taoism and Zen as they apply to the way of the warrior.

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