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The Resource African samurai : the true story of Yasuke, a legendary black warrior in feudal Japan, Thomas Lockley and Geoffrey Girard

African samurai : the true story of Yasuke, a legendary black warrior in feudal Japan, Thomas Lockley and Geoffrey Girard

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African samurai : the true story of Yasuke, a legendary black warrior in feudal Japan
Title
African samurai
Title remainder
the true story of Yasuke, a legendary black warrior in feudal Japan
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Lockley and Geoffrey Girard
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Kidnapped as a child, Yasuke had ended up a servant and bodyguard to the head of the Jesuits in Asia, with whom he traversed India and China learning multiple languages as he went. His arrival in Kyoto, however, literally caused a riot. Most Japanese people had never seen an African man before, and many of them saw him as the embodiment of the black-skinned Buddha. Among those who were drawn to his presence was Lord Nobunaga, head of the most powerful clan in Japan, who made Yasuke a samurai in his court. In the four hundred years since, Yasuke has been known in Japan largely as a legendary, perhaps mythical figure. In telling his story, Lockley and Girard offer a new perspective on race in world history and a vivid portrait of life in medieval Japan. -- adapted from jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
HQD
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Lockley, Thomas
Dewey number
  • 952/.024092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
CT1838.Y36
LC item number
L63 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Girard, Geoffrey
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yasuke
  • Blacks
  • Samurai
  • Japan
  • HISTORY / Asia / Japan
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • Blacks
  • Samurai
  • Japan
Label
African samurai : the true story of Yasuke, a legendary black warrior in feudal Japan, Thomas Lockley and Geoffrey Girard
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prelude: Yasuke de gozaru -- Warrior. A welcome to Japan ; Only the grace of God ; The ghosts of Africa ; Seminary life ; The terms of employment ; The Witch of Bungo ; Pirates and choir boys ; A riot on Monday ; Tenka Fuba ; Feats of strength -- Samurai. Guest of honor ; Treasures old and new ; The way of warriors ; His Lord's whim ; Oda at war ; The dead are rising ; Collecting heads ; Fuji-san ; Battle cry ; The Honnō-ji incident -- Legend. Japan, tomorrow ; The guns of Okitanawate ; Possible paths ; Yasuke through the ages -- Afterword
Control code
on1091716966
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
380 pages
Isbn
9781335141026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1091716966
Label
African samurai : the true story of Yasuke, a legendary black warrior in feudal Japan, Thomas Lockley and Geoffrey Girard
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prelude: Yasuke de gozaru -- Warrior. A welcome to Japan ; Only the grace of God ; The ghosts of Africa ; Seminary life ; The terms of employment ; The Witch of Bungo ; Pirates and choir boys ; A riot on Monday ; Tenka Fuba ; Feats of strength -- Samurai. Guest of honor ; Treasures old and new ; The way of warriors ; His Lord's whim ; Oda at war ; The dead are rising ; Collecting heads ; Fuji-san ; Battle cry ; The Honnō-ji incident -- Legend. Japan, tomorrow ; The guns of Okitanawate ; Possible paths ; Yasuke through the ages -- Afterword
Control code
on1091716966
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
380 pages
Isbn
9781335141026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1091716966

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