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  • Bushido Shoshinshu ( Code Of The Samurai

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    Bushido Shoshinshu (Code of the Samurai) Seppuku (Harakiri): The Samurai Bushido, was the code of honor which these warriors lived and died by. Under the code of Bushido, Seppuku (Harakiri) was the manner by which a Samurai voluntarily committed a ritualistic suicide. If you have read or viewed “The Last Samurai” then you know that the context goes into explicit details of this ceremony. Essentially, when a Samurai is in danger of being taken by an enemy, has lost in battle and is shamed by defeat

  • The Samurai and the Bushido Code Essay

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    captured in battle or being forgiven from dishonor by an upper rank (Clark 5). It was also seen as more honorable to commit seppuku than dishonor the Bushido Code. Bushido comes from medieval Japan, but until the 1600's it was something that had to be taught by a master. It was later written down for everyone to see and understand (Hurst 16). Bushido comes from all kinds of traits. It comes from Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, Confucianism, and Shintoism. All these schools of thought and religion has formed

  • Comparing Japanese And European Codes : Differences And Similarities Between Japan And Europe

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    differences. However, after thorough research, it is clear that the similarities of both Feudal societies were greater than their differences due to the equivalence of the Japanese samurai and the European knights as well as the resemblance of the Code of Bushido to the Code of Chivalry. One similarity between both Feudal societies was the alikeness between the Japanese samurai and the European knights. Both categories of people served as soldiers for the ruler and were raised for their duties from a young

  • Compare And Contrast Haritan And Japanese Feudalism

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    women were not allowed to become knights. Both warrior classes were bound by codes, the samurais had the Bushido code and the knights had the Code of Justinian. The samurais’ philosophy included the Bushido code while the knights’ philosophy contained the Code of Justinian. The Bushido code includes many rules on how chivalrous men should act in their personal and professional lives. The Bushido code gives eight different virtues of the samurai. They include: (1) Rectitude or Justice, (2) Courage

  • Samurai Professional Warriors

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    The samurai were the professional warriors that ruled Japan for about 700 years, from the end of the 12th century until the middle of the 19th century. “The term samurai originates from the verb saburau, meaning to serve as attendant to a person of nobility” (Mcgee 1). In the Heian era, (ca. 792-1192), samurai referred to the warriors guarding the Emperor and court nobles, but later the term started to be used to refer to all professional warriors. From the end of the Heian era, the samurai were

  • Similarities And Differences Of The Samurai And Knights

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    poetry and spiritual discipline. The young warriors studied kendo, the moral code of the samurai, and Zen Buddhism. At about the age of 14 the trainees officially became samurai in a ceremony called Genpuku. Samurai were expected to live according to Bushido.” ( Doc. C) Samurai and knights both began training in their childhoods, they trained for many years to become apart of the warrior class, and they received some religious and moral

  • Similarities And Differences Between Knights With Knights And Samurais

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    Have you ever wondered how it would feel back then with the with knights and samurais? Summaries and knights have very little in common, but have much more difference. In Europe knights were hired because the central government lost their power. Warlords fought each other to see who would have the most territory. The Western Roman Empire had fallen in the late 400s, leaving the continent divided and the weak kingdoms apart. Japan had found itself in pieces, but most people kept the land in order

  • Samurai And Ninja Book Review

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    it’s a good idea to look through one of his many ninja and samurai books for direction and a general sense of this history of wartime samurai and ninja. This book Samurai and Ninja: The Real Story Behind the Japanese Warrior Myth that Shatters the Bushido Mystique attempts to in simple and easy to read terms, describe the histories behind samurai and shinobi in war time. The three chapters I focused on most were “Tearing the World of Samurai and Ninja Apart”, “The Samurai”, and “The Shinobi”. In the

  • An Indepth Look at Warfare in Medieval Japan in Joseph Conlans' State of War; The Violent Order of Fourteenth Century Japan

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    Joseph Conlans “State of War; The Violent Order of Fourteenth Century Japan” is an depth look at Japans emerging warrior class during a time period of constant warfare in Medieval Japan. His work however doesn’t revolve around the re-fabrication and in-depth analysis of battles sieged like many contemporary examinations of wars and battles won and lost. Instead the author vies to navigate the reader on journey into the warrior class’s lives and how they evolved through a statistical analysis of

  • The Way of the Warrior: Bushido

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    Introduction The term ‘Bushido’ has over the years developed from the traditional translation of ‘the Way of the Warrior’ towards the more modern notion of a “national spirit of Japan, especially the military spirit.” This paper will analyse the impacts that various religious traditions such as Shintoism, Buddhism and Confucianism have had on shaping the classical ideals of the bushido code and the influences that the bushido code played on the actions of the kamikaze fighter pilots during World