Volume I, The Japanese CuirassBook - 2017
"For beauty, precision and strength, nothing has ever matched the combination of form and function found in the armour of the samurai. For a samurai, the consummate warrior, his suit of armour was so much more than 'just' protective equipment that could save his life in the heat of battle - it was the embodiment of his personality, social status and very soul. This volume, the first in a two-part series on the armour of the samurai, traces first the history of the samurai themselves and then examines the history and evolution of the cuirass or dou, the armour protecting the samurai's chest. Drawing on over 20 years of research and technical work by Trevor Absolon, a leading expert, this is a complete study of this fundamental aspect of samurai armour construction. Illustrated throughout with photographs and diagrams..."--Publisher's description.
Publisher: Oxford, UK : Osprey Publishing, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: 355.8241 ABSOLON
Characteristics: 372 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Alternative Title: Japanese cuirass