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TitleSamurai tales : courage, fidelity and revenge in the final years of the shogun
Author Romulus Hillsborough
Imprint Rutland, Vt. : Tuttle, c2010
Descript xxxiii, 222 p. : ill., map ; 21cm


Dramatis personae -- To cut a foreigner -- A mortal enemy -- Courage -- Fidelity -- Heaven's revenge -- The remnants of shock -- A truly despicable world -- A soul-encompassing dread -- The code -- The execution grounds -- Cutting test -- A natural and overwhelming desire -- Discipline – The infinite sky and boundless sea -- Disgrace -- An evil woman -- Tales of a renaissance samurai -- Anecdotes, yarns and other vignettes -- A brief historical background of the Meiji restoration -- Family crests and symbols

Samurai -- History -- 19th century Japan -- History -- Restoration 1853-1870

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