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Field Guide to Wild Flowers of South Africa (Paperback, 2nd Revised Edition): John Manning Field Guide to Wild Flowers of South Africa (Paperback, 2nd Revised Edition)
John Manning
R420 R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Save R85 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This fully updated edition of Field Guide to Wild Flowers of South Africa covers more than 1,100 species of flora, focusing on the most common, conspicuous and ‘showy’ plants around the region.

An informative introduction discusses plant diversity, vegetation types, and includes a key to identifying plant groups. The species descriptions follow and each is accompanied by:

  • a vivid photograph,
  • a distribution map showing range, and
  • an indication of the plant’s flowering season.

This invaluable, up-to-date guide provides the tools and information needed to identify flowering plants across South Africa.

Pocket Guide: Fynbos (Paperback): John Manning Pocket Guide: Fynbos (Paperback)
John Manning
R190 R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Save R38 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Pocket Guide Fynbos features over 300 of the most spectacular and commonly seen species
from South Africa’s renowned floral kingdom – all in one handy, easy-to-use guide.

The species are presented in detail, with each entry featuring:


  • succinct descriptions of the plant and its habitat, comparisons with similar species
  • and fl owering times
  • full-colour photographs and distribution maps
  • floral key, using symbols to denote main identifying features
  • interesting facts about species.

For ease of use, the species are divided into 10 distinct groups, and an illustrated fl oral key
on the inside front cover offers fl ower lovers a smart tool with which to identify species
more accurately.

The introduction describes the world of fynbos, detailing the origins, diversity, adaptations
and conservation of this unique flora.

This compact guide is an invaluable aid for anyone interested in South Africa’s astonishing
floral treasures.
Barbarians at the Wall - The First Nomadic Empire and the Making of China (Paperback): John Man Barbarians at the Wall - The First Nomadic Empire and the Making of China (Paperback)
John Man 1
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'Man does for the reader that most difficult of tasks: he conjures up an ancient people in an alien landscape in such a way as to make them live.' - Guardian The people of the first nomadic empire left no written records, but from 200 BC they dominated the heart of Asia for 400 years. They changed the world. The Mongols, today's descendants of Genghis Khan, see them as ancestors. Their rise cemented Chinese unity and inspired the first Great Wall. Their heirs under Attila the Hun helped destroy the Roman Empire. We don't know what language they spoke, but they became known as Xiongnu, or Hunnu, a term passed down the centuries and across Eurasia, enduring today in shortened form as 'Hun'. Outside Asia precious little is known of their rich history, but new evidence reframes our understanding of the indelible mark they left on a vast region stretching from Europe and sweeping right across Central Asia deep into China. Based on meticulous research and new archaeological evidence, Barbarians at the Wall traces their epic story, and shows how the nomadic cultures of the steppes gave birth to a 'barbarian empire' with the wealth and power to threaten the civilised order of the ancient world.

Sasol First Field Guide to Wild Flowers of Southern Africa (Paperback): John Manning Sasol First Field Guide to Wild Flowers of Southern Africa (Paperback)
John Manning
R80 R64 Discovery Miles 640 Save R16 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Sasol First Field Guide to Wild Flowers of Southern Africa provides fascinating insight into the wild flowers of the region.

With the help of full-colour photo graphs and easy-to-read text, the beginner and budding naturalist will be able to identify the more common wild flowers that grow in southern Africa, discover where they are found, and learn about their unique features.

Attila - The Barbarian King Who Challenged Rome (Paperback): John Man Attila - The Barbarian King Who Challenged Rome (Paperback)
John Man
R521 R479 Discovery Miles 4 790 Save R42 (8%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A stunning biography of history's most infamous warlord, Attila the Hun
For a crucial twenty years in the early fifth century, Attila held the fate of the Roman Empire and the future of all Europe in his hands. He created the greatest of barbarian forces, and his empire briefly rivaled Rome's. In numerous raids and three major campaigns against the Roman Empire, he earned himself an instant and undying reputation for savagery. But there was more to him than mere barbarism. Attila was capricious, arrogant, brutal, and brilliant enough to win the loyalty of millions. In the end, his ambitions ran away with him. He did not live long enough to found a lasting empire--but long enough to jolt Rome toward its final fall.
In this riveting biography, masterful storyteller John Man draws on his extensive travels through Attila's heartland and his experience with the nomadic traditions of Central Asia to reveal the man behind the myth. John Man is a historian and travel writer with a special interest in Mongolia. His "Gobi": "Tracking the Desert" was the first book on the subject in English since the 1920s. He is also the author of "Atlas of the Year 1000," "Alpha Beta," on the roots of the Roman alphabet, and "The Gutenberg Revolution," on the origins and impact of printing. "Genghis Khan": "Life, Death, and Resurrection" was published in 2005. For a crucial twenty years in the early fifth century, Attila held the fate of the Roman Empire and the future of all Europe in his hands. The decaying imperium, dominating the West from its twin capitals of Rome and Constantinople, was threatened by barbarian tribes from the East. It was Attila who created the greatest of barbarian forces. His empire briefly rivaled Rome's, reaching from the Rhine to the Black Sea, the Baltic to the Balkans. In numerous raids and three major campaigns against the Roman Empire, he earned himself an instant and undying reputation for savagery. But there was more to him than mere barbarism. Attila's power derived from his astonishing character. He was capricious, arrogant, and brutal--but also brilliant enough to win the loyalty of millions. Huns thought him semidivine, Goths and other barbarians adored him, educated Westerners were proud to serve him. Attila was also a canny politician. From his base in the Hungarian grasslands, he sent Latin and Greek secretaries to blackmail the Roman Empire. Like other despots, before and since, he relied on foreign financial backing and knew how to play upon the weaknesses of his friends and enemies. With this unique blend of qualities, Attila very nearly dictated Europe's future. In the end, his ambitions ran away with him. An insane demand for the hand of a Roman princess and assaults too deep into France and Italy led to sudden death in the arms of a new wife. He did not live long enough to found a lasting empire-- but enough to jolt Rome toward its final fall. In this biography, John Man draws on his extensive travels through Attila's heartland and his experience with the nomadic traditions of Central Asia to reveal the man behind the myth. "Racy and imaginative . . . puts flesh and bones on one of history's most turbulent characters . . . The rise and fall of Attila, as meteoric and momentous as Napoleon's or Hitler's, makes for fascinating reading in any form."--"The Guardian" (UK) "This bright, engaging, and breezy book . . . suits the tenor of our times."--"The Times" (London) "John Man's account . . . sympathetically and readably puts flesh and bones on one of history's most turbulent characters."--"Sunday Telegraph" (UK)
"One could not wish for a better storyteller or analyst than John Man . . . His "Attila" is superb, as compellingly readable as it is impressive in its scholarship: with his light touch, the Huns and their king live as never before . . . There is something fascinating and new on every page."--Simon Sebag Montegiore, author of "Stalin
""A surprisingly intimate view of the man labeled 'God's scourge' by a Roman Empire in its death throes. British historian Man is also a travel writer, and his physical knowledge of the venues about which he writes lend authority to his reconstitution of ancient history. In recalling a certain Carpathian pass, for instance, through which the Hunnish horde would have passed on its way to wreak havoc and chaos on the fifth-century remnants of Imperial Roman civil order, he writes, 'Good skiing in winter; pleasant Alpine hikes in summer.' He's equally adept at mining scholarly and contemporary sources: In a nearly chapter-long paraphrase of Priscus, the one Roman administrative apparatchik to have met Attila and left an extensive written record, Man serves up an episode of courtly intrigue worthy of Shakespeare. The author tends to favor the speculative view that the Huns were descendants of a central Asian tribe with possible Turkish origins known by the Chinese, whom they first harassed, as the Xiongnu (pronounced with a guttural 'h' sound). Their military might, derived from a pastoral nomadic ancestry, was based on the terrifying expertise of mounted archers; their power would not be surpassed, Man suggests, until the modern era of automatic weapons. Couple this with the known cruelty (at least in the view of contemporaries including other so-called barbarians) of a short, unattractive, but definitely charismatic man with beady, shifty eyes who regularly impaled his captive victims on wooden stakes, and the basis for the myth of Attila becomes clear. Yet, the author notes, in Eastern Europe, particularly Hungary, it persists as the legend of a hero. Entertaining and lucid account of a phenomenal militarist unable to resist a crumbling empire's vast, unprotected wealth."--"Kirkus Reviews" "Man, a historian with an interest in Mongolia and archaeology, has written a popular history as much about the Huns as about their notorious leader. He begins by identifying the Huns as possible descendants of Turkish nomads who created the first large steppe empire beyond China's western borders on the strength of their horse-mounted archers. The steppe empire would, in time, be crushed by the Chinese, its remnants fleeing west to become the Huns. This old theory of Hunnic origins has gained new authority owing to recent archaeological finds in the Altai Mountains and advancements in the study of Mongolian folklore. Man's chapter on the causes for the Huns' military superiority is fascinating, relying on the work of the Hungarian archer expert Lajos Kassai. After years of study and practice, Kassai re-created the bow and the riding and shooting skills of the Hunnish horse archers. His demonstrations of horse archery have given onlookers a chilling glimpse into the destructive power of Attila's mounted archers. Man's book is a highly readable account of a bellicose steppe people and their leader who, long after they departed from the West, continue to haunt the European imagination. Highly recommended."--"Library Journal" "Attila the Hun was 'the Genghis Khan of Europe, ' says British historian Man in this fast-paced though often prosaic account of the rise and fall of the Huns and their infamous leader. Man traces the origin of the Huns, following these restless nomads from the steppes of Mongolia to present-day Hungary. Attila led his people in terrifying raids into new lands in the fifth century. Relying on scant

Barbarians at the Wall - The First Nomadic Empire and the Making of China (Hardcover): John Man Barbarians at the Wall - The First Nomadic Empire and the Making of China (Hardcover)
John Man 1
R570 R457 Discovery Miles 4 570 Save R113 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Man does for the reader that most difficult of tasks: he conjures up an ancient people in an alien landscape in such a way as to make them live.' Guardian ____________________ The people of the first nomadic empire left no written records, but from 200 BC they dominated the heart of Asia for 400 years. They changed the world. The Mongols, today's descendants of Genghis Khan, see them as ancestors. Their rise cemented Chinese unity and inspired the first Great Wall. Their heirs under Attila the Hun helped destroy the Roman Empire. We don't know what language they spoke, but they became known as Xiongnu, or Hunnu, a term passed down the centuries and across Eurasia, enduring today in shortened form as 'Hun'. Outside Asia precious little is known of their rich history, but new evidence reframes our understanding of the indelible mark they left on a vast region stretching from Europe and sweeping right across Central Asia deep into China. Based on meticulous research and new archaeological evidence, Barbarians at the Wall traces their epic story, and shows how the nomadic cultures of the steppes gave birth to a 'barbarian empire' with the wealth and power to threaten the civilised order of the ancient world.

Sasol First Field Guide to Succelents of Southern Africa (Paperback): John Manning Sasol First Field Guide to Succelents of Southern Africa (Paperback)
John Manning
R80 R64 Discovery Miles 640 Save R16 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This series of natural history field guides has been developed in the hope that young people and anyone with a budding interest in natural history will take up the challenge to learn the secrets of southern Africa's fascinating fauna and flora. These little guides are an invaluable resource for the beginner, providing information at a glance through superb photographs, maps, and easy-to-read text.

Searching for the Amazons (Paperback): John Man Searching for the Amazons (Paperback)
John Man
R424 R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Save R79 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Amazons - The Real Warrior Women of the Ancient World (Paperback): John Man Amazons - The Real Warrior Women of the Ancient World (Paperback)
John Man 1
R255 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R51 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Since the time of the ancient Greeks we have been fascinated by accounts of the Amazons, an elusive tribe of hard-fighting, horse-riding female warriors. Equal to men in battle, legends claimed they cut off their right breasts to improve their archery skills and routinely killed their male children to purify their ranks. For centuries people believed in their existence and attempted to trace their origins. Artists and poets celebrated their battles and wrote of Amazonia. Spanish explorers, carrying these tales to South America, thought they lived in the forests of the world's greatest river, and named it after them. In the absence of evidence, we eventually reasoned away their existence, concluding that these powerful, sexually liberated female soldiers must have been the fantastical invention of Greek myth and storytelling. Until now. Following decades of new research and a series of groundbreaking archeological discoveries, we now know these powerful warrior queens did indeed exist. In Amazons, John Man travels to the grasslands of Central Asia, from the edge of the ancient Greek world to the borderlands of China, to discover the truth about the warrior women mythologized as Amazons. In this deeply researched, sweeping historical epic, Man redefines our understanding of the Amazons and their culture, tracking the ancient legend into the modern world and examining its significance today.

The Mongol Empire - Genghis Khan, his heirs and the founding of modern China (Paperback): John Man The Mongol Empire - Genghis Khan, his heirs and the founding of modern China (Paperback)
John Man 1
R331 R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Save R97 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Genghis Khan is one of history's immortals: a leader of genius, driven by an inspiring vision for peaceful world rule. Believing he was divinely protected, Genghis united warring clans to create a nation and then an empire that ran across much of Asia. Under his grandson, Kublai Khan, the vision evolved into a more complex religious ideology, justifying further expansion. Kublai doubled the empire's size until, in the late 13th century, he and the rest of Genghis's 'Golden Family' controlled one fifth of the inhabited world. Along the way, he conquered all China, gave the nation the borders it has today, and then, finally, discovered the limits to growth. Genghis's dream of world rule turned out to be a fantasy. And yet, in terms of the sheer scale of the conquests, never has a vision and the character of one man had such an effect on the world. Charting the evolution of this vision, John Man provides a unique account of the Mongol Empire, from young Genghis to old Kublai, from a rejected teenager to the world's most powerful emperor.

Field Guide to Fynbos (Paperback, 2nd Revised Edition): John Manning Field Guide to Fynbos (Paperback, 2nd Revised Edition)
John Manning
R420 R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Save R85 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Field Guide to Fynbos features over 1,000 species from the Cape Floristic Region – home to one of the world’s richest floras. This fully updated edition focuses on the most common and ‘showy’ plants.

An introduction unpacks the world of fynbos – including origins, diversity, climate and adaptations – and is followed by a photographic key and descriptions of the fynbos families. Species descriptions are accompanied by photographs, distribution maps, comparisons with similar species, and notes on traditional uses.

For botanists and amateurs alike, this will remain an indispensable guide to South Africa’s most renowned flora.

Empire of Horses - The First Nomadic Civilization and the Making of China (Hardcover): John Man Empire of Horses - The First Nomadic Civilization and the Making of China (Hardcover)
John Man
R659 R522 Discovery Miles 5 220 Save R137 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The author of landmark histories such as Genghis Khan, Attila, and Xanadu invites us to discover a fertile period in Asian history that prefigured so much of the world that followed. The people of the first nomadic empire left no written records, but from 200 bc they dominated the heart of Asia for four centuries, and changed the world in the process. The Mongols, today's descendants of Genghis Khan, see these people as ancestors. Their rise cemented Chinese identity and inspired the first Great Wall. Their descendants helped destroy the Roman Empire under the leadership of Attila the Hun. We don't know what language they spoke, but they became known as Xiongnu, or Hunnu, a term passed down the centuries and surviving today as "Hun," and Man uncovers new evidence that will transform our understanding of the profound mark they left on half the globe, from Europe to Central Asia and deep into China. Based on meticulous research and new archaeological evidence, Empire of Horses traces this civilization's epic story and shows how this nomadic cultures of the steppes gave birth to an empire with the wealth and power to threaten the order of the ancient world.

Mapping Antarctica - A Five Hundred Year Record of Discovery (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2014): Robert Clancy, John Manning, Hank... Mapping Antarctica - A Five Hundred Year Record of Discovery (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2014)
Robert Clancy, John Manning, Hank Brolsma
R912 Discovery Miles 9 120 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Everyone likes maps and maps are always used to illustrate the many books on the Antarctic. Here the focus is reversed with contemporary maps telling the story - one that should be attractive to the widest audience as it is a unique approach complimenting what has gone before and providing something different for all interested in Antarctica.

Searching for the Amazons - The Real Warrior Women of the Ancient World (Hardcover): John Man Searching for the Amazons - The Real Warrior Women of the Ancient World (Hardcover)
John Man
R655 R592 Discovery Miles 5 920 Save R63 (10%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Saladin - The Life, the Legend and the Islamic Empire (Paperback): John Man Saladin - The Life, the Legend and the Islamic Empire (Paperback)
John Man 1
R285 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R49 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Saladin remains one of the most iconic figures of his age. As the man who united the Arabs and saved Islam from Christian crusaders in the 12th century, he is the Islamic world's preeminent hero. Ruthless in defence of his faith, brilliant in leadership, he also possessed qualities that won admiration from his Christian foes. He knew the limits of violence, showing such tolerance and generosity that many Europeans, appalled at the brutality of their own people, saw him as the exemplar of their own knightly ideals. But Saladin is far more than a historical hero. Builder, literary patron and theologian, he is a man for all times, and a symbol of hope for an Arab world once again divided. Centuries after his death, in cities from Damascus to Cairo and beyond, to the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf, Saladin continues to be an immensely potent symbol of religious and military resistance to the West. He is central to Arab memories, sensibilities and the ideal of a unified Islamic state. In this authoritative biography, historian John Man brings Saladin and his world to life in vivid detail. Charting his rise to power, his struggle to unify the warring factions of his faith, and his battles to retake Jerusalem and expel Christian influence from Arab lands, Saladin explores the life and the enduring legacy of this champion of Islam, and examines his significance for the world today.

Legislation and Regulation, Cases and Materials (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition): John Manning, Matthew Stephenson Legislation and Regulation, Cases and Materials (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition)
John Manning, Matthew Stephenson
R6,317 Discovery Miles 63 170 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This updated casebook is designed for a first-year class on Legislation & Regulation, and provides a proven, ready-to-use set of materials for those interested in introducing such a class to their 1L curriculum. The book focuses on the tools and methods of interpreting legal texts, using Supreme Court and other appellate decisions as the primary texts, yet the note material gently introduces students to applicable insights from political science, history, economics, and philosophy. The book aims to familiarize students with tools and techniques that lawyers and judges use when crafting legal arguments in statutory or regulatory contexts, and to give students a sense of the larger questions of institutional design implicated by these interpretive questions.

The Federal Courts and The Federal System (Hardcover, 7th Revised edition): Richard H. Fallon, John Manning, Daniel J Meltzer,... The Federal Courts and The Federal System (Hardcover, 7th Revised edition)
Richard H. Fallon, John Manning, Daniel J Meltzer, David Shapiro
R6,593 Discovery Miles 65 930 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Seventh Edition of this classic casebook brings it thoroughly up to date (as of December 31, 2014) and includes numerous revisions to enhance its teachability. The book's depth of coverage and intellectual rigor remain unrivaled. In addition, each chapter has been carefully revised with an eye to making the material more accessible to students. A number of new introductory and explanatory notes help to frame the key issues raised by the materials. Moreover, the editors' judicious revision and trimming of older material will permit assignments of manageable length, without sacrificing the scholarly comprehensiveness that has always been the Hart & Wechsler hallmark.

The Gutenberg Revolution (Paperback): John Man The Gutenberg Revolution (Paperback)
John Man 2
R282 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R51 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In 1450, all Europe's books were hand copied and amounted to only a few thousand. By 1500 they were printed, and numbered in their millions. The invention of one man -- Johann Gutenberg -- had caused a revolution. Printing by moveable type was a discovery waiting to happen.
Born in 1400 in Mainz, Germany, Gutenberg struggled against a background of plague and religious upheaval to bring his remarkable invention to light. His story is full of paradox: his ambition was to unite all Christendom, but his invention shattered it. He aimed to make a fortune, but was cruelly denied the fruits of his life's work. Yet history remembers him as a visionary. His discovery marks the beginning of the modern world.

Samurai: The Last Warrior - A History (Paperback): John Man Samurai: The Last Warrior - A History (Paperback)
John Man
R399 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R75 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The inspiration for the Jedi knights of Star Wars and the films of Akira Kurosawa, the legendary Japanese samurai have captured modern imaginations. Yet with these elite warriors who were bound by a code of honor called Bushido--the Way of the Warrior--the reality behind the myth proves more fascinating than any fiction. In Samurai, celebrated author John Man provides a unique and captivating look at their true history, told through the life of one man: Saigo Takamori, known to many as "the last samurai." In 1877 Takamori led a rebel army of samurai in a heroic "last stand" against the Imperial Japanese Army, who sought to end the "way of the sword" in favor of firearms and modern warfare. Man's thrilling narrative brings to life the hidden world of the samurai as never before.

Photo guide to the wildflowers of South Africa (Paperback, Revised ed): John Manning Photo guide to the wildflowers of South Africa (Paperback, Revised ed)
John Manning
R725 R621 Discovery Miles 6 210 Save R104 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

South Africa has a rich flora of around 19 000 different wildflower species. For those who wish to know more about South Africa's wildflowers this very richness poses its own problems. Most flower guides cover little more than small stretches of the country and the others include too few species to be of much use. Photo Guide to the Wildflowers of South Africa aims to overcome these deficiencies. Carefully conceived to cover those wildflowers that are most likely to attract attention, this countrywide guide includes nearly 900 of the most common and conspicuous wildflowers that occur in South Africa and the neighbouring countries of Lesotho, Swaziland and Namibia. The English edition has been fully updated to reflect recent taxonomic changes. This book is now also for the first time available in Afrikaans. An easy-to-use format divides the country into three main wildflower regions, Grassland and Savannah, Fynbos and Namaqualand, grouping the species into each region. Each of the almost 900 species is illustrated and described, with information on its common and scientific names, habitat, distribution map, flowering times and local uses. An ingenious quick guide helps the reader to narrow down the options at a glance. Similar species are placed together to aid comparison and the concise text highlights their differences. Authored and illustrated by professionals with wide experience in producing guidebooks, Photo Guide to the Wildflowers of South Africa is the key to unlocking South Africa's wildflower heritage.

Barbarians at the Wall - The First Nomadic Empire and the Making of China (Paperback): John Man Barbarians at the Wall - The First Nomadic Empire and the Making of China (Paperback)
John Man 1
R451 R315 Discovery Miles 3 150 Save R136 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The people of the first nomadic empire left no written records, but from 200 BC they dominated the heart of Asia for 400 years. They changed the world. The Mongols, today's descendants of Genghis Khan, see them as ancestors. Their rise cemented Chinese unity and inspired the first Great Wall. Their heirs under Attila the Hun helped destroy the Roman Empire. We don't know what language they spoke, but they became known as Xiongnu, or Hunnu, a term passed down the centuries and across Eurasia, enduring today in shortened form as 'Hun'. Outside Asia precious little is known of their rich history, but new evidence reframes our understanding of the indelible mark they left on a vast region stretching from Europe and sweeping right across Central Asia deep into China. Based on meticulous research and new archaeological evidence, Emperors and Barbarians traces their epic story, and shows how the nomadic cultures of the steppes gave birth to a 'barbarian empire' with the wealth and power to threaten the civilised order of the ancient world.

Samurai (Paperback): John Man Samurai (Paperback)
John Man 1
R286 R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Save R49 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The name 'Samurai' is synonymous with the ultimate warrior. With their elaborate armour, fierce swordsmanship and code of honour, the samurai have become iconic figures whose influence can still be felt today . From Kurosawa's epic Seven Samurai to the figure of Darth Vader in Star Wars, to Manga comics and video games, the figure of the fighting samurai still inspires us today. In John Man's new book we discover the truth behind the legend. From his birth in the shadow of the great volcano Sakurajima, to his glorious death by ritual suicide and disembowelment, Saigo Takamori was the ultimate Samurai leader. His fall brought about the end of hundreds of years of Samurai tradition and in many ways marks the birth of modern Japan. Saigo was a man trapped by paradox: a faithful servant to the emperor, and yet a leader of rebel troops; a mighty Samurai warrior, and also a master of Chinese poetry. His life, and ultimately his death, offer a window into the hundreds of years of culture and tradition that defined the samurai.

Contribution of Charles Dickens to the Advancement of Educational Theory and Practice (Paperback): John Manning Contribution of Charles Dickens to the Advancement of Educational Theory and Practice (Paperback)
John Manning
R877 Discovery Miles 8 770 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Middle English Bibliography - Dates, Dialects, and Sources of the 12, 13, and 14 Century Monuments and Manuscripts Exclusive... A Middle English Bibliography - Dates, Dialects, and Sources of the 12, 13, and 14 Century Monuments and Manuscripts Exclusive of the Works of Wyclif, Gower, and Chaucer, and the Documents in the London Dialect (Paperback)
John Manning Booker
R330 Discovery Miles 3 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Word in Stone - The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York (Paperback): William John Manning The Word in Stone - The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York (Paperback)
William John Manning
R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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