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    The Book of Five Rings (Shambhala Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Musashi Miyamoto, By (author) Miyamoto Musashi, Translated by Thomas Cleary

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    DescriptionHere 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. "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.

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    The Book of Five Rings
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Musashi Miyamoto, By (author) Miyamoto Musashi, Translated by Thomas Cleary
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 133
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 3 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    ISBN 13: 9781570627484
    ISBN 10: 1570627487

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20, 43
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
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    BIC subject category V2: HRKN, JWA, WSTM
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    Libri: I-BE
    DC21: 796.8
    BISAC V2.8: TEC025000, PHI003000, SPO027000, BUS107000, BUS071000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 355.5/47, 355.547
    LC classification: U101.M5913
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    LC classification: U101 .M5913 2000
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    Thema V1.0: QDHC, KJMB
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Shambhala Publications Inc
    Imprint name
    Shambhala Publications Inc
    Publication date
    12 December 2000
    Publication City/Country
    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.