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The Book of Five Rings: Deluxe Slip-Case Edition (Hardcover)

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By Miyamoto Musashi, Victor Harris (Translator)
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'When you attain the Way of strategy, there will not be one thing you cannot see.'
- Miyamoto Musashi, Book of Five Rings

Shortly before his death in 1645, the undefeated swordsman Miyamoto Musashi retreated to a cave to live as a hermit. There he wrote five scrolls describing the true principles required for victory in the martial arts and on the battlefield. Instead of relying on religion or theory, Musashi based his writings on his own experience, observation, and reason.

The scrolls, published as The Book of Five Rings, have recently gained an international reputation in the business world as a means of resolving differences and achieving success. But their delineation of the psychological strength, rigorous self-control, and practical application necessary for dealing with physical and mental conflict also has a wider relevance and can be usefully applied to all our lives.

This deluxe hardback gift edition is bound in luxurious silk with gold foil embossing and is presented in a protective slipcase. It includes beautiful full-colour illustrations to compliment the text and makes a wonderful gift.

About the Author

Miyamoto Musashi was born around 1584 into a samurai family in Harima province. His mother died soon after his birth, so he was raised by his step-mother and then his uncle, a monk from the Shoreian temple. While staying with his uncle, he was taught Zen Buddhisma and basic reading and writing. He had his first duel at the age of thirteen and went on to have 59 more, claiming never to have lost a single one. He completed his influential book on swordsmanship in May 1645, the year he died.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781788883214
ISBN-10: 1788883217
Publisher: Arcturus Editions
Publication Date: November 15th, 2018
Pages: 160
Language: English