Title

Bushido

Document Type

Article

Department

Politics and Economics (CGU)

Publication Date

2001

Disciplines

Military and Veterans Studies | Political Science | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Abstract

Bushido was originally a code of conduct for the samurai, the warrior class of feudal Japan. The term literally means "the way [do] of the warrior [bushi]." Basic principles of Bushido developed during and in the centuries of warfare before the Kamakura Shogunate (1192-1333). The term came into normal usage during the stable Tokugawa Shogunate (1603-1867), when the samurai were subordinated tot he will of the state and the literary classic Hagakure (1716) was written.

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Copyright © 2001 From World War II in the Pacific: An Encyclopedia by Stanley Sandler. Reproduced by permission of Taylor and Francis Group, LLC, a division of Informa plc.

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