The Book of Five Rings

The Book of Five Rings

Non-Fiction, Sport, Martial Arts
Hardback Published on: 15/05/2012
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Along with Sun Tzu's The Art of War, The Book of Five Rings is considered to be one of the most insightful texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory to emerge from Asia. Composed in 1643 by the famed duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction. For Musashi, the way of the martial arts was a mastery of the mind rather than simply technical prowess--and it is this path to mastery that is the core teaching in The Book of Five Rings. This brilliant manifesto is written not only for martial artists but for anyone who wants to apply the timeless principles of this text to their life. William Scott Wilson's translation of The Book of Five Rings is faithful to the original seventeenth-century Japanese text while also being wonderfully clear and readable. His scholarship and insight into the deep meaning of this classic are evident in his fine introduction and illuminating notes to the text.

  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
  • ISBN: 9781590309841
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Weight: 283g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 140 x 18 mm

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