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Turnbull, Stephen R.

Overview
Works: 171 works in 834 publications in 9 languages and 17,088 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Juvenile works  Drama  Comedy films  Biography  Church history  Reference works  Directories  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: DS827.S3, 952
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Stephen R Turnbull
The samurai : a military history by Stephen R Turnbull( Book )

56 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1977, The Samurai has long since become a standard work of reference. It continues to be the most authoritative work on samurai life and warfare published outside Japan. Set against the background of Japan's social and political history, the book records the rise and rise of Japan's extraordinary warrior class from earliest times to the culmination of their culture, prowess and skills as manifested in the last great battle they were ever to fight - that of Osaka Castle in 1615
The book of the medieval knight by Stephen R Turnbull( Book )

22 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the development, tactics, weaponry, armor, and campaigns of medieval warfare and examines the influence of religion and chivalry and the military action of knights
The book of the samurai, the warrior class of Japan by Stephen R Turnbull( Book )

40 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and French and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om Japans traditionsrige krigere Samuraierne, deres historie og indsats indtil den sidste Samurai
Samurai : the story of Japan's great warriors by Stephen R Turnbull( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Four vellum sections build up the layers of armor worn by the samurai, and text by a world-recognized expert on the subject, provide an inimitable look at the mysterious ancient Japanese warrior class. Every image and page offers fascinating insight, from an overview of early Japan and the emperor system to the specifics of weaponry. The story begins as the samurai come into being in the 800s, and defines exactly what they are. Tales of the great battles and feuds, and commentary on the politics of the time, bring these compelling soldiers to life. The comprehensive information covers such issues as the samurai's ranks and grades, way of life, retainers, loyalty (bushido), and training. An absolutely compelling guide
Samurai warriors by Stephen R Turnbull( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the development of the costume and equipment of the Japanese samurai as it relates to changes in military history
Real samurai : over 20 true stories about the knights of old Japan! by Stephen R Turnbull( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the mysterious world of the Japanese samurai
Wilby wonderful( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy focusing on the residents of a tiny island town during the course of a strange twenty-four hours
The samurai and the sacred by Stephen R Turnbull( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Polish and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the spiritual world of the samurai, from their attachment to Japan?s mainstream religions of Shinto and Buddhism, to their involvement in Confucianism, Christianity, and Folk Religion and their growing cult status both in Japan and the West
Samurai invasion : Japan's Korean War, 1592-98 by Stephen R Turnbull( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the end of the sixteenth century the Japanese samurai set their sights on a new foe. Their target was China, their route through Korea. The Japanese were contemptuous of the Koreans; there would be no resistance, and a huge samurai army set off for Pusan in 1592, certain of easy victory. But the Koreans, who had known only peace for two hundred years, rose to the challenge, and there followed a devastating and terrible war. The Japanese advance to China was stalled, while Korea was occupied in an uneasy arrangement with the Japanese. A second Japanese invasion in 1597 unleashed new devastation, but ultimately the samurai warriors were defeated by the combined strength of the Korean and Chinese armies. It had been a time of unbelievable savagery." "This book is the most complete account of those two invasions yet written, researched from forgotten archives in Japan, Korea and China, and written by the world's most acclaimed historian of the samurai, the English Oriental specialist Dr Stephen Turnbull. He links the overall history of the war with the experience of ordinary soldiers, as related in diaries and anecdotes, and recounts tales of noble combat and heroism, as well as cowardice and desertion, with technical information on the weapons and tactics of the day. Samurai Invasion is a book that all followers of samurai history will not be able to resist."--Jacket
Samurai : the world of the warrior by Stephen R Turnbull( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The world of the samurai - the legendary elite warrior cult of old Japan - has for too long been associated solely with military history. In this exciting new book, Stephen Turnbull, the world's leading authority on the samurai, goes beyond the battlefield to paint a picture of the samurai as they really were. Familiar topics such as the cult of suicide, ritualised revenge and the lore of the samurai sword are seen in the context of an all-encompassing warrior culture that was expressed through art and poetry as much as through violence. Using themed chapters, the book studies the samurai through their historical development and their relationship to the world around them - relationships that are shown to persist in Japan even today."--Jacket
Samurai warlords : the book of the daimyō by Stephen R Turnbull( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Samurai were the military elite of old Japan, and the daimyo were the elite of the samurai. This book documents and describe the life of this group in detail
Ninja : the true story of Japan's secret warrior cult by Stephen R Turnbull( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and Czech and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a true and revealing account of the Ninja, the Japanese clandestine warrior cult of assassins and spies that has acquired a legendary status among martial arts enthusiasts and military historians. From material previously unpublished in the West, Stephen Turnbull recounts the history, battles, science, mysticism and even the modern aspects of the Ninja. Many of the sources for this book are his own translations from Japanese archives. Myths about the Ninja are exploded but the truth emerges here as far stronger than any fiction, making this work destined to become the standard work
Battles of the samurai by Stephen R Turnbull( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genghis Khan & the Mongol conquests 1190-1400 by Stephen R Turnbull( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The history of the Mongol conquests is a catalogue of superlatives. No army in the world has ever conquered so much territory, and few armies have provoked such terror as the Mongol hordes. So vast was the extent of the Mongol Empire that the samurai of Japan and the Teutonic Knights of Prussia had each fought the same enemy while being unaware of each other's existence. This book provides a concise yet thorough account of the Mongol conquests, including the rise of Genghis Khan and the unification of the tribes with up-to-date information on campaign logistics, tactics and horse breeding."--Jacket
Real ninja : over 20 true stories of Japan's secret assassins by James Field( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty true stories of the ninjas of Japan, with full-color illustrations of battles and samurai warriors
The Ottoman Empire, 1326-1699 by Stephen R Turnbull( Book )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Ottoman Empire and its conflicts provide one of the longest continuous narratives in military history. Its rulers were never overthrown by a foreign power and no usurper succeeded in taking the throne. At its height under the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent, the Empire became the most powerful state in the world - a multinational, multilingual empire that stretched form Vienna to the upper-Arab peninsula. With Suleiman's death began the gradual decline to the Treaty of Karlowitz in 1699 in which the Ottoman Empire lost much of its European territory. This volume covers the main campaigns and the part played by such elite troops as the Janissaries and the Sipahis as well as exploring the social and economic impact of the conquests."--Jacket
Samurai warfare by Stephen R Turnbull( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at Samurai warfare and specific battles in which it was applied
Warriors of medieval Japan by Stephen R Turnbull( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Czech and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines material previously published as Warrior 29: Ashigaru 1467-1649, Warrior 64: Ninja AD 1460-1650, Warrior 70: Japanese Warrior Monks AD 949-1603, with a new section on Samurai, new images, and a new introduction and conclusion. Driven by strict codes of honour and bound by deep allegiances of rank, family or religion, the elite warriors of medieval Japan were bold fighters, loyal comrades and deadly enemies, With rare material from Japanese sources and lavish artwork and photography, this book examines the military lives, beliefs and battle experience of four formidable warrior type
The samurai sourcebook by Stephen R Turnbull( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kakure Kirishitan of Japan : a study of their development, beliefs and rituals to the present day by Stephen R Turnbull( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First major study in English of the Japanese 'hidden' Christians - the Kakure Kirishitan, who chose to remain separate from the Catholic Church when religious toleration was granted in 1873 - and the development of the faith and rituals from the 16th century to the present day
 
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Samurai : the story of Japan's great warriors
Alternative Names
Stephen Turnbull Brits schrijver

Stephen Turnbull (Historiker) britischer Militärhistoriker und Autor

Ternmpul, Stiben 1948-

Tranbul, S.

Turnbull, S.

Turnbull, S. 1948-

Turnbull, S. R.

Turnbull, S.R. 1948-

Turnbull, S. R. (Stephen R.)

Turnbull, Stefan 1948-

Turnbull, Stephen.

Turnbull Stephen 1948-....

Turnbull, Stephen R. 1948-...

Turnbull, Stephen Richard

Turnbull, Stephen Richard 1948-

Turnbull, Stephen (Stephen R.)

Turnburll, S. 1948-

Стивън Търнбул

Тëрнбулл, Стивен

Тернбулл, С. (Стивен)

Тернбулл, Стивен

Транбул, С.

استفان ترنبول

턴불, 스티븐 R

スティーブン・タンブル

ターンブル, S. R

史蒂芬·特恩布林

史蒂芬·特恩布尔

Languages
English (274)

French (6)

Spanish (6)

German (3)

Polish (3)

Czech (3)

Italian (2)

Chinese (1)

Thai (1)

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The book of the medieval knightThe book of the samurai, the warrior class of JapanSamurai : the story of Japan's great warriorsReal samurai : over 20 true stories about the knights of old Japan!The samurai and the sacredSamurai invasion : Japan's Korean War, 1592-98Samurai : the world of the warriorGenghis Khan & the Mongol conquests 1190-1400