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HIST 485 - Japanese Military History: Samurai Fact and Fiction


Evolution and influence of Japans’ military from the beginnings of history to modern times. Dispels popular misconceptions about Japanese warriors and Japan’s martial traditions, and addresses military realities as well as formal ideologies. Topics include: the evolution of the military class, important battles, translated war tales (gunki monogatari), the evolution of military skills and technology, the military’s political involvement over time, the myth of Bushido, martial traditions cultural contributions and influences, and the relationship between Japan’s religious and martial spheres.

Prerequisites & Notes: Junior status and HIST 374 or HIST 375, or instructor permission.
Credits: 5
Grade Mode: Letter



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