The Resource African samurai : the true story of Yasuke, a legendary black warrior in feudal Japan, Thomas Lockley and Geoffrey Girard, (electronic resource)

African samurai : the true story of Yasuke, a legendary black warrior in feudal Japan, Thomas Lockley and Geoffrey Girard, (electronic resource)

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African samurai : the true story of Yasuke, a legendary black warrior in feudal Japan
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African samurai
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the true story of Yasuke, a legendary black warrior in feudal Japan
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Thomas Lockley and Geoffrey Girard
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eng
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Warrior. Samurai. Legend. The remarkable life of history's first foreign-born samurai, and his astonishing journey from Northeast Africa to the heights of Japanese society. When Yasuke arrived in Japan in the late 1500s, he had already traveled much of the known world. Kidnapped as a child, he had ended up a servant and bodyguard to the head of the Jesuits in Asia, with whom he traversed India and China learning multiple languages as he went. His arrival in Kyoto, however, literally caused a riot. Most Japanese people had never seen an African man before, and many of them saw him as the embodiment of the black-skinned (in local tradition) Buddha. Among those who were drawn to his presence was Lord Nobunaga, head of the most powerful clan in Japan, who made Yasuke a samurai in his court. Soon, he was learning the traditions of Japan's martial arts and ascending the upper echelons of Japanese society. In the four hundred years since, Yasuke has been known in Japan largely as a legendary, perhaps mythical figure. Now African Samurai presents the never-before-told biography of this unique figure of the sixteenth century, one whose travels between countries, cultures and classes offers a new perspective on race in world history and a vivid portrait of life in medieval Japan
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Lockley, Thomas
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952/.024092
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other
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Read by Gary Furlong
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  • Girard, Geoffrey
  • Furlong, Gary
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  • Yasuke
  • Blacks
  • Samurai
  • Japan
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adult
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African samurai : the true story of Yasuke, a legendary black warrior in feudal Japan, Thomas Lockley and Geoffrey Girard, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 08 min.))
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  • electronic
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9781488205545
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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MWT12300621
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African samurai : the true story of Yasuke, a legendary black warrior in feudal Japan, Thomas Lockley and Geoffrey Girard, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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digital storage
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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unknown
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spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
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MWT12300621
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  • not applicable
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 08 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
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9781488205545
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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c
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT12300621
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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12300621
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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