Osaka 1615

The last battle of the samurai

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Osprey's exploration of the complex background of the Siege of Osaka (1614-1615), as well as of the battle experiences of the opposing forces, in a compelling exploration of the conflict that led to the eventual triumph of one dynasty over another. In 1614, Osaka Castle was Japan's greatest fortification, measuring approximately 2 miles in length with double circuits of walls, 100 feet high. It was guarded by 100,000 samurai, loyal to their master: the head of the Toyotomi clan, Toyotomi Hideyori. The castle was seemingly impenetrable, however the ruling shogun of the age, Tokugawa Ieyasu, was determined to destroy this one last threat to his position as Japan's ultimate ruler.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Origins of the Campaign/Chronology/Opposing Commanders/Opposing armies/Opposing Plans/The Campaign/Aftermath/The battlefield today/Bibliography/Index

Product details

Published Jun 27 2006
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841769608
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 6 b/w; 77 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 170
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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