Book of Five Rings
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About the Book
Here is one of the most insightful texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory to emerge from Asian culture. Written not only for martial artists but for leaders in all professions, the book analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction.

The Book of Five Rings —which has become a well-known classic among American business people, studied for its insights into the Japanese approach to business strategy—was composed in 1643 by the famed duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi. Unlike previous editions of The Book of Five Rings, Thomas Cleary's is an accessible translation, free of jargon, with an introduction that presents the spiritual background of the warrior tradition. Along with Musashi's text, Cleary translates another important Japanese classic on leadership and strategy: The Book of Family Traditions on the Art of War by Yagyu Munenori, which highlights the ethical and spiritual insights of Taoism and Zen as they apply to the way of the warrior.

About the Author

Miyamoto Musashi, who lived in Japan in the 1600s, was an undefeated dueler, a masterless samurai, and an independent teacher. He spent the last decades of his life refining and teaching his military science.
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9781570627484
EAN: 9781570627484
Publisher Date: 01 Dec 2000
Binding: PAPERBACK
Continuations: English
Dewey: 355.547
Gardner Classification Code: Q01
Is LeadingArticle: Y
LCCN: BL 00017064
No of Pages: 114
PrintOnDemand: N
Series Title: Shambhala Classics
Star Rating: 1
Width: 146 mm
ISBN-10: 1570627487
Publisher: Shambhala Pubns
Acedemic Level: English
Book Type: English
Depth: 13
Edition: New ed
Height: 229 mm
Language: English
MediaMail: Y
Pagination: 133 pages
Returnable: Y
Spine Width: 11 mm
Title Prefix: The
Year Of Publication: 2000