Between the 15th and early 17th centuries, mounted samurai ruled Japan's battlefields

Blumberg, Arnold
December 2004
Military History;Dec2004, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p28
Discusses the mounted samurai in Japan's battlefields from the 15th century to 17th century. Reason behind the ineffectiveness of Japan's cavalry in ancient and medieval period; Background of the samurai; Kinds of swords developed in the mid-15th century; Importance of the samurai to Japanese armies.


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