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The Book of Five Rings

by Miyamoto Musashi and Thomas Cleary

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PUBLISHED: 15th October 2018
ISBN: 9781611806403
ANNOTATION:
"Including The book of family traditions on the art of war by Yagyau Munenori."--Title page.
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  • Paperback
    $18.69
PUBLISHED: 15th October 2018
ISBN: 9781611806403
ANNOTATION:
"Including The book of family traditions on the art of war by Yagyau Munenori."--Title page.

Annotation

"Including The book of family traditions on the art of war by Yagyau Munenori."--Title page.

Publisher Description

The Book of Five Rings -which has become a well-known classic among American business people, studied for its insights into the Japanese approach to business strategy-was composed in 1643 by the famed duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi. Unlike previous editions of The Book of Five Rings, Thomas Cleary's is an accessible translation, free of jargon, with an introduction that presents the spiritual background of the warrior tradition. Along with Musashi's text, Cleary translates another important Japanese classic on leadership and strategy- The Book of Family Traditions on the Art of War by Yagyu Munenori, which highlights the ethical and spiritual insights of Taoism and Zen as they apply to the way of the warrior.

Author Biography

Miyamoto Musashi, who lived in Japan in the 1600s, was an undefeated dueler, a masterless samurai, and an independent teacher. He spent the last decades of his life refining and teaching his military science.

Thomas Cleary holds a PhD in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University and a JD from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. He is the translator of over fifty volumes of Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, and Islamic texts from Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, Pali, and Arabic.

Review

"Embraced by many contemporary readers as a manual on how to succeed in life."-- Library Journal

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"Embraced by many contemporary readers as a manual on how to succeed in life."-- Library Journal

Promotional "Headline"

Here is one of the most insightful texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory to emerge from Asian culture. Written not only for martial artists but for leaders in all professions, the book analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction.

Product Details

Author
Miyamoto Musashi, Thomas Cleary
Pages
224
Publisher
Shambhala Publications Inc
Year
2018
ISBN-10
1611806402
ISBN-13
9781611806403
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United States
Series
Shambhala Pocket Library
Media
Book
Publication Date
2018-10-15
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade
Series Number
27