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    Description"The Book of Five Rings " 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 anyone who wants to apply the timeless principles of this text to their life, the book analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction. "The Book of Five Rings " was composed in 1643 by the famed duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi. Thomas Cleary's translation is immediately accessible, with an introduction that presents the spiritual background of the warrior tradition. Along with Musashi's text, Cleary translates here 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.


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    Title
    The Book of Five Rings
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Miyamoto Musashi, Translated by Thomas Cleary
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 99 mm
    Height: 170 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781590302484
    ISBN 10: 1590302486
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SPO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.9
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    LC classification: B
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    Abridged Dewey: 181
    BISAC V2.8: TEC025000, PHI003000
    BIC subject category V2: WST
    DC22: 796.8
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24470
    BISAC V2.8: SPO027000, BUS107000
    DC22: 355.547
    Thema V1.0: TTM, SR
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Shambhala Publications Inc
    Imprint name
    Shambhala Publications Inc
    Publication date
    03 March 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Boston
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "Embraced by many contemporary readers as a manual on how to succeed in life."-- "Library Journal "
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    "The Book of Five Rings 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 anyone who wants to apply the timeless principles of this text to their life, the book analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction. "The Book of Five Rings was composed in 1643 by the famed duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi. Thomas Cleary's translation is immediately accessible, with an introduction that presents the spiritual background of the warrior tradition. Along with Musashi's text, Cleary translates here 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.