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READ & DOWNLOAD Seppuku By Andrew Rankin î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB È [PDF / Epub] ★ Seppuku Author Andrew Rankin – Insolpro.co.uk The history of seppuku Japanese ritual suicide by cutting the stomach sometimes referred to as hara kiri spans a millennium and came to be favored by samurai as an honoraAnd commentators down through the centuries summing up both the Japanese attitude toward seppuku and foreigners' reactionsAs for when to die make sure you are one step ahead of everyone else Never pull back from the brink But be aware that there are times when you should die and times when you should not Die at the right moment and you will be a hero Die at the wrong moment and you will die like a dog Izawa Nagahide The Warrior's Code We all thought 'These guys are some kind of nutcakes' Jim Verdolini USS Randolph describing Kamikaze attack of March. Very well researched and documented book on Japanese history Rankin searches far back into the distant history and shows where the cultural act of seppeku probably began tracing it through time The book is very scholarly and a bit dry in places heavy with meticulous details It’s not for the casual reader

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Ry that includes the suicides of Shibata Katsuie Sen no Riky and Toyotomi Hidetsugu up to the seppuku of General Nogi Maresuke in Drawing on never before translated medieval war tales samurai clan documents and execution handbooks Rankin also provides a fascinating look at the seppuku ritual itself explaining the correct protocol and etiuette for seppuku different stomach cutting procedures types of swords attire location even what kinds of refreshment should be served at the seppuku ceremony The book ends with a collection of uotations from authors. A scholarly work on the subject and practice of seppuku in Japanese society the book is a good compilation and update on if not as thorough an examination of the whys and wherefores of this rather uniue style and ritual of suicide found nowhere else which involves notions of honour service loyalty and other like virtues of excellence melding with death poems sharp swords white mats fights and powerplay ichimonji jumonji self disembowelment junshi bushido and the kaishaku duty of decapitation by single blow of a sword

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Seppuku By Andrew RankThe history of seppuku Japanese ritual suicide by cutting the stomach sometimes referred to as hara kiri spans a millennium and came to be favored by samurai as an honorable form of death Here for the first time in English is a book that charts the history of seppuku from ancient times to the twentieth century through a collection of swashbuckling tales from history and literature Author Andrew Rankin takes us from the first recorded incident of seppuku by the goddess Aomi in the eighth century through the golden age of seppuku in the sixteenth centu. This little book is surprisingly enjoyable considering the subject matter Rankin is a rather witty writer and a knowledgeable one too