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    DescriptionHere is one of the most influential texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory ever to emerge from Asia. Composed in 1643 by the famed duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi, "The Book of Five Rings" analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction. It is written not only for martial artists but for anyone who wants to apply the timeless principles of this text to their life. Thomas Cleary's translation is immediately accessible, with an introduction that presents the spiritual background of the warrior tradition. This illustrated hardcover edition features a reading of the entire text on two audio CDs.

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    The Book of Five Rings
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Miyamoto Musashi
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 160 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9781590308912
    ISBN 10: 1590308913

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.9
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 69
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    B&T Approval Code: A10250000
    BISAC V2.8: TEC025000, PHI003000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14470
    BIC subject category V2: WST
    BISAC V2.8: SPO027000
    B&T Approval Code: A09303056
    BISAC V2.8: BUS107000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 355.5/47, 355.547
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027060
    DC22: 796.86092
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: U101 .M5913 2010B
    Thema V1.0: QDHC, VSC, TTM, NHW, JWK, SRM
    Illustrations note
    4-Colour Art throughout
    Shambhala Publications Inc
    Imprint name
    Shambhala Publications Inc
    Publication date
    01 December 2010
    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.
    Review quote
    "Embraced by many contemporary readers as a manual on how to succeed in life."--"Library Journal"