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47: The True Story of the Vendetta of the 47 Ronin from Akô
Contributor(s): Harper, Thomas (Author)

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ISBN: 0918172772     ISBN-13: 9780918172778
Publisher: Leetes Island Books
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Binding Type: Paperback
Published: October 2019
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BISAC Categories:
- History | Asia - Japan
Physical Information: 2.1" H x 6" W x 8.9" L (3.00 lbs) 992 pages
- Cultural Region - Japanese
Features: Illustrated, Maps, Price on Product
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Publisher Description:
This is the story of a few men who valued justice more than life. They were members of the large Corps of Samurai in the feudal domain of Ak in western Japan. But when their lord committed the crime of drawing his sword within the castle of the Shogun, the law decreed that he should be sentenced to death, that his heir would not inherit the domain, and all of his vassals would become ronin, evicted from their homes and deprived of their income. All 308 samurai in Ak knew the law and accepted it. And if their lord had succeeded in killing the man he attacked in the castle that would have been the tragic end of this episode. But their lord was subdued and failed to kill his enemy; which meant that yet another law came into play: the Principle of Equal Punishment. 47: The True Story of the Vendetta of the 47 Ronin from Ak tells the harrowing tale of how all this was argued, what the consequences were, and what ultimately became of those forty-seven men who remained. 47 Ronin tells the tale in immense detail--with maps, graphics, and gorgeous illustrations.
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