For our first listener-submitted topic, we’re tackling Bushido: the warrior code of the samurai class. We’ll discuss the evolution of the bushido ideology, the role it played during the ages of warfare in Japan as well as during the Tokugawa, and its modern legacy in a post-samurai world.
Listen to the episode here.
Ikegami, Eiko. The Taming of the Samurai.
Jansen, Marius. A History of Japan.
Sansom, George. A History of Japan, Vol III: 1615-1867.
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