Pirate of the Far East


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Osprey's survey of pirates of the Far East, from 811 to 1639. For many centuries, international relations between Medieval Japan, Korea and China were carried out by means of the 'inseparable trinity' of war, trade and piracy. Much has been written about the first two means of interaction. The third element, which combined the other two in a violent blend of free enterprise, is the subject of this original and exciting book. It is written by Stephen Turnbull, who has visited all three countries in search of the elusive pirates of the Far East.

Table of Contents

Introduction: the World of the Pirate · Chronology · Portrait of a Pirate · The Daily Life of the Pirates · Campaign Life (1): the Mechanics of a Pirate Raid · Campaign Life (2): Defensive Measures Against Pirate Raids · The Wako's Experience of Battle · Museums and Collections · Further Reading · Index

Product details

Published Nov 20 2007
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781846031748
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 3 b/w; 35 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 125
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Richard Hook

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