Bushido: The Soul of Japan (Paperback)

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By Andrea Gouveia (Editor), Andrea Gouveia (Translator), Inazo Nitobe
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Bushido: The Soul of Japan is a book written by Inazo Nitobe exploring the way of the samurai.Bushido: The Soul of Japan is, along with the classic text Hagakure by Tsunetomo Yamamoto (1659-1719), a study of the way of the samurai. A best-seller in its day, it was read by many influential foreigners, among them President Theodore Roosevelt, President John F. Kennedy and Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts.Nitobe originally wrote Bushido: The Soul of Japan in English (1899), in Malvern, Pennsylvania. The book was not translated into Japanese until it had been popular in the English-speaking world for several years.As Japan underwent deep transformations of its traditional lifestyle while becoming a modern nation, Nitobe engaged in an inquiry into the ethos of his nation, and the result of his meditations was this seminal work. A fine stylist in English, he wrote many books in that language, which earned him a place among the best known Japanese writers of his age.He found in Bushido, the Way of the Warrior, the sources of the eight virtues most admired by his people: rectitude, courage, benevolence, politeness, sincerity, honor, loyalty and self-control.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781534761254
ISBN-10: 153476125X
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: June 19th, 2016
Pages: 90
Language: English