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Seppuku: a History of Samurai Suicide [Paperback]

by Rankin, Andrew

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A collection of thrilling samurai tales tracing the history of seppuku from ancient times to the twentieth century. The history of seppuku -- Japanese ritual suicide by cutting the stomach, sometimes referred to as hara-kiri -- spans a millennium, and came to be favoured by samurai as an honourable form of death. Here, for the first time in English, is a book that charts the history of seppuku from ancient times to the twentieth century through a collection of swashbuckling tales from history and literature.

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9781568365862
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Item Type English Books (Paperback)
Publication Date 2018/09
Publisher Kodansha America, Inc (US)
ISBN 9781568365862
Size/Pages 256p