Samurai and Bushidō. Japanese Warriors and Their Ethical Code: Keys to Understanding Modern Japan

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F. Civita

Abstract

“Japan and its culture have often provoked great curiosity and a desire to interpret, always presenting a subject of great attractiveness and intrigue. This book strives to present a slightly different aspect through a deep analysis of topics that have become somewhat “cult” due to the great interest aroused by the mysterious and heroic nature of Samurai and Bushidō, and presents evidence in some cases almost contrary to the ideas commonly held in the West. By indicating patterns and behavioral legacies, further reading gradually reveals a world that is different or little known compared to the society that many are convinced they have understood. These analyses attempt to provide interpretative keys that will perhaps also contribute to a better understanding of the contemporary society of Japan and the way that certain convictions, despite the coexistence of unfettered modernity and technology, remain well established in the cultural heritage of the extraordinary Japanese people.”

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Civita, F. (2020). Samurai and Bushidō. Japanese Warriors and Their Ethical Code: Keys to Understanding Modern Japan. Human Evolution , 35(1-2), 35-81. https://doi.org/10.14673/HE2020121066
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F. Civita, Università degli Studi di Firenze. Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation

Civita F.
PhD in Foreign Languages and Literature/Japanese Studies
Università degli Studi di Firenze.
Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation Life Beyond Tourism for the Far East.

Email: franzcivita@gmail.com