This week, we start a short series on the history of one of the most influential fiefdoms in Japanese history (Satsuma) and the family who ruled it (the Shimazu). How did this little chunk of land on the edge of Japan grow to national importance?
A History of Japan to 1334 AND A History of Japan, 1334-1600.
Turnbull, Stephen. War in Japan, 1467-1615