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African Samurai: The True Story of Yasuke, a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan

African Samurai: The True Story of Yasuke, a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan By Thomas Lockley African Samurai The True Story of Yasuke a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan Warrior Samurai Legend The remarkable life of history s first foreign born samurai and his astonishing journey from Northeast Africa to the heights of Japanese society When Yasuke arrived in Japan in

  • Title: African Samurai: The True Story of Yasuke, a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan
  • Author: Thomas Lockley
  • ISBN: 1335007784
  • Page: 209
  • Format: Paperback
  • African Samurai: The True Story of Yasuke, a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan By Thomas Lockley Warrior.Samurai.Legend.The remarkable life of history s first foreign born samurai, and his astonishing journey from Northeast Africa to the heights of Japanese society.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 h Warrior.Samurai.Legend.The remarkable life of history s first foreign born samurai, and his astonishing journey from Northeast Africa to the heights of Japanese society.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 Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndi
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    1. Bentgaidin on said:

      This took me a while to finish, because it was trying to do two different things and ended up doing neither very well It seems like this book wants to be an exciting historical fiction, about a warrior entering a strange country where his appearance and skills propel him to the heights of power it also wants to be a serious historical look at Yasuke s life and era Unfortunately, the historical discussions keep the narrative from building up to much, and the attempts at a colorful narrative ma Th [...]

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