Inventing the Samurai

TR 11-12:30, 66-156

Explores the historical origins of the Japanese warrior class as well as its reinvention throughout the archipelago’s history. Special focus on the pre-modern era (200-1600 CE). Highlights key historical contexts including the rise of the imperial court, interactions with the broader world, and the establishment of a warrior-dominated state. Also considers the modern imaginations and uses of the warrior figure.

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