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

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

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African samurai : the true story of Yasuke, a legendary black warrior in feudal Japan
Title
African samurai
Title remainder
the true story of Yasuke, a legendary black warrior in feudal Japan
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Lockley and Geoffrey Girard
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Language
eng
Summary
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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NjBwBT
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Lockley, Thomas
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
CT1838.Y36
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Girard, Geoffrey
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  • Yasuke
  • Blacks
  • Africans
  • Samurai
  • Japan
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African samurai : the true story of Yasuke, a legendary black warrior in feudal Japan, Thomas Lockley and Geoffrey Girard
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Warrior -- A Welcome to Japan -- Only the grace of God -- The ghosts of Africa -- Seminary life -- The terms of employment -- The witch of Bungo -- Pirates and choir boys -- A riot on Monday -- Tenka fuba -- Feats of strength -- Samurai -- Guest of honor -- Treasures old and new -- The way of warriors -- His lord's whim -- Oda at war -- The dead are rising -- Collecting heads -- Fuji-san -- Battle cry -- The Honn-ji incident -- Legend -- Japan tomorrow -- The guns of Okitanawate -- Possible paths -- Yasuke through the ages
Control code
sky293686269
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
380 pages
Isbn
9781335141026
Lccn
bl2019004187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
je 05/19
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
African samurai : the true story of Yasuke, a legendary black warrior in feudal Japan, Thomas Lockley and Geoffrey Girard
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Warrior -- A Welcome to Japan -- Only the grace of God -- The ghosts of Africa -- Seminary life -- The terms of employment -- The witch of Bungo -- Pirates and choir boys -- A riot on Monday -- Tenka fuba -- Feats of strength -- Samurai -- Guest of honor -- Treasures old and new -- The way of warriors -- His lord's whim -- Oda at war -- The dead are rising -- Collecting heads -- Fuji-san -- Battle cry -- The Honn-ji incident -- Legend -- Japan tomorrow -- The guns of Okitanawate -- Possible paths -- Yasuke through the ages
Control code
sky293686269
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
380 pages
Isbn
9781335141026
Lccn
bl2019004187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
je 05/19
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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