The Shogun’s Soldiers Volume 2 – The Daily Life of Samurai and Soldiers in Edo Period Japan, 1603-1721

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Volume 2 studies the social aspects of the Edo period and how the army, especially the Samurai, were involved in important duties such as the firewatch, policing and justice, and ultimately the carrying out of criminal sentences. The book finally seeks to understand the decline of Japanese martial prowess and that of the Samurai as a class with their integration into civilian society.

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