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The book of five rings

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Setting down his thoughts on swordplay, on winning, and on spirituality, legendary swordsman Miyamoto Musashi intended this modest work as a guide for his immediate disciples and future generations of samurai. He had little idea he was penning a masterpiece that would be eagerly devoured by people in all walks of life centuries after his death. Along with The Art of War by Sun Tzu, The Book of Five Rings has long been regarded as an invaluable treatise on the strategy of winning. Musashi's timeless advice on defeating an adversary, throwing an opponent off-guard, creating confusion, and other techniques for overpowering an assailant was addressed to the readers of earlier times on the battlefield, and now serves the modern reader in the battle of life. In this new rendering by the translator of Hagakure and The Unfettered Mind, William Scott Wilson adheres rigorously to the seventeenth-century Japanese text and clarifies points of ambiguity in earlier translations. In addition, he offers an extensive introduction and a translation of Musashi's rarely published The Way of Walking Alone. This gift-book edition also features original art by Musashi himself as well as new calligraphy by Japanese artist Shiro Tsujimura.
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author Miyamoto, Musashi, 1584-1645.
author2-role Cleary, Thomas F.,1949-, Wilson, William Scott,1944-, Yagyū, Munenori,1571-1646.Hyōhō kadensho.
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publishDate 1993, 2002
record_details ils:a117837|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Shambhala ;|1993.|xix, 116 p. ; 23 cm., ils:a246449|Book|Books|Unabridged.|English|Shambhala ;|c1993.|xx, 161 p. ; 12 cm., ils:a252212|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Kodansha International,|2002.|157 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
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subject_facet Military art and science -- Early works to 1800, Swordplay -- Japan -- Early works to 1800
title_display The book of five rings
title_full The book of five rings / Miyamoto Musashi ; a new translation from the Japanese by Thomas Cleary, including the book of family traditions on the art of war, by Yagyū Munenori, The book of five rings / Miyamoto Musashi ; translated by Thomas Cleary, The book of five rings / Miyamoto Musashi ; translation by William Scott Wilson ; calligraphy by Shiro Tsjimura
title_short The book of five rings
topic_facet Military art and science, Swordplay