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Title Seppuku : a history of samurai suicide / Andrew Rankin.
Author Rankin, Andrew, 1967-
Publication Tokyo ; New York : Kodansha International, 2011.
Edition First edition.
Description 255 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Call # 394.8809 R
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-245) and index.
Contents Aesthetics of seppuku -- History of seppuku to 1600. Ancient texts ; Minamoto no Tametomo ; Medieval war tales ; Seppuku as execution ; Kaishaku ; Nishina Morinobu ; Shimizu Muneharu ; Shibata Katsuie ; Sen no Rikyū ; Toyotomi Hidetsugu -- The seppuku ritual. Seppuku ritual protocols ; Types of seppuku -- History of seppuku after 1600. Junshi martyrdom ; The principle of dual blame ; The Akō incident ; The 1700s : urban dandies and paper fans ; The Kiso anti-flood project ; The 1800s : "Revere the Emperor, expel the barbarians!" ; The Aizu White Tigers ; Revolt of the Deague of the Divine Wind ; Nogi Maresuke.
Subject Seppuku.
Suicide -- Japan -- History.
ISBN 4770031424 (hardcover) :
9784770031426 (hardcover)

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