Pirate of the Far East

811-1639

By Stephen Turnbull; Richard Hook (Illustrator)
(Osprey Publishing (UK), Paperback, 9781846031748, 64pp.)

Publication Date: November 20, 2007

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Description
Osprey's survey of pirates of the Far East, from 811 to 1639. For many centuries, international relations between Medieval Japan, Korea and China were carried out by means of the 'inseparable trinity' of war, trade and piracy. Much has been written about the first two means of interaction. The third element, which combined the other two in a violent blend of free enterprise, is the subject of this original and exciting book. It is written by Stephen Turnbull, who has visited all three countries in search of the elusive pirates of the Far East.



About the Author
STEPHEN TURNBULL is the author of over 50 books on the military history of Europe and the Far East. He works as a Japanese cultural consultant and is Lecturer in Japanese Religion at the Department of East Asian Studies at Leeds University. He served as the historical advisor for the Universal Pictures film "47 Ronin", starring Keanu Reeves.

Richard Hook is an internationally acclaimed artist, renowned for his paintings of Native American culture.
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