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Seppuku AUTHOR Andrew Rankin

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Mmentators down through the centuries summing up both the Japanese attitude toward seppuku and foreigners' reactionsAs for when to die make sure you are one step ahead of everyone else Never pull back from the brink But be aware that there are times when you should die and times when you should not Die at the right moment and you will be a hero Die at the wrong moment and you will die like a dog Izawa Nagahide The Warrior's Code 1725We all thought 'These guys are some kind of nutcakes' Jim Verdolini USS Randolph describing Kamikaze attack of March 11 1945 This is a very good study of the subjectThe author goes through the history of the subject referring at all times to source documents rather than common ideasIn particular this book makes it clear that suppuku has existed for very different reasons at different timesThe only noticeable omission is that it does not cover of the end of World War II Lords of Misrule: Mardi Gras and the Politics of Race in New Orleans is a very good study of the subjectThe author goes through the history of the subject referring at all times to source documents rather than common The Miracle Match: Chappell, Lillee, Richards and the most electric moment in Australian Cricket ideasIn particular this book makes The Dreadlock Journey it clear that suppuku has existed for very different reasons at different timesThe only noticeable omission Lunastus is that Timetrap it does not cover of the end of World War II

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The history of seppuku Japanese ritual suicide by cutting the stomach sometimes referred to as hara kiri spans a millennium and came to be favored by samurai as an honorable form of death Here for the first time in English is a book that charts the history of seppuku from ancient times to the twentieth century through a collection of swashbuckling tales from history and literature Author Andrew Rankin takes us from the first recorded incident of seppuku by the goddess Aomi in the eighth century through the golden age of seppuku in the sixteenth century th This little book is surprisingly enjoyable considering the subject matter Rankin is a rather witty writer and a knowledgeable one too

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At includes the suicides of Shibata Katsuie Sen no Riky and Toyotomi Hidetsugu up to the seppuku of General Nogi Maresuke in 1912Drawing on never before translated medieval war tales samurai clan documents and execution handbooks Rankin also provides a fascinating look at the seppuku ritual itself explaining the correct protocol and etiuette for seppuku different stomach cutting procedures types of swords attire location even what kinds of refreshment should be served at the seppuku ceremony The book ends with a collection of uotations from authors and co Everything you needThis book is a great reference on Seppuku and many historical examples for the ritual Very well researched book that is a window into a part of the samurai culture


10 thoughts on “Seppuku AUTHOR Andrew Rankin

  1. says:

    This little book is surprisingly enjoyable considering the subject matter Rankin is a rather witty writer and a knowledgeable one too


  2. says:

    Such a vital part of remembering my past The sheer will to disembowel oneself for the conviction of an idea To die slowly and painfully for a concept that puts the self secondary before family dignity and service The volition is unreal and in my opinion by sheer magnitude within the culture unmatched in history Imagine if this kind of conviction were harnessed today for the service of making the world a better place? It is certainly the kind of mentality the essence anyway I would like to cultivate when it comes to being committed to making myself and the world better


  3. says:

    A fascinating topic ruined by sub par writing and lack of historical accuracy uick and easy enough to read and it does give a nice broad into the history of Seppuku so it wasn't a complete waste of time


  4. says:

    Everything you needThis book is a great reference on Seppuku and many historical examples for the ritual Very well researched book that is a window into a part of the samurai culture


  5. says:

    Such a great book Insightful although limited in depth analysis This book offers a plethora of useful info and footnoted research notes if one so chooses to further study this ancient culture of ritual evisceration By some considered mindless barbarism but to others considered an act of complete and utter control of ones purpose of final martial spiritual inevitable destinyApparently it's earliest origins traced back to Korea China No clear explanation as to how or when it made it's first appearance in Japan AKA Hara Kiri many other verbal written interpretations of the act of 'stomach ripping'


  6. says:

    A scholarly work on the subject and practice of seppuku in Japanese society the book is a good compilation and update on if not as thorough an examination of the whys and wherefores of this rather uniue style and ritual of suicide found nowhere else which involves notions of honour service loyalty and other like virtues of excellence melding with death poems sharp swords white mats fights and powerplay ichimonji jumonji self disembowelment junshi bushido and the kaishaku duty of decapitation by single blow of a sword


  7. says:

    This is a very good study of the subjectThe author goes through the history of the subject referring at all times to source documents rather than common ideasIn particular this book makes it clear that suppuku has existed for very different reasons at different timesThe only noticeable omission is that it does not cover of the end of World War II


  8. says:

    Very well researched and documented book on Japanese history Rankin searches far back into the distant history and shows where the cultural act of seppeku probably began tracing it through time The book is very scholarly and a bit dry in places heavy with meticulous details It’s not for the casual reader


  9. says:

    Sometimes funny sometimes gross but well worth the time


  10. says:

    Fascinating if a little morbid


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