Stephen Turnbull

Best Selling

icon Subscribe to feed

Browse

Best Selling

New Releases

 

Contributor

Delete Stephen Turnbull

 

Non-Fiction

History (29)

Social science (5)

Nature, recreation and sports (1)

 

Language

English (34)

French (0)

German (0)

Spanish (0)

Italian (0)

 

Protection

All (34)

DRM Free (0)

DRM (34)

More options

The Samurai: A Military History

by Stephen Turnbull

First published in 1977, The Samurai has long since become a standard work of reference. It continues to be the most authoritative work on samurai life and warfare published outside Japan. Set against the background...


The Samurai Swordsman: Master of War

by Stephen Turnbull

Filled with dozens of woodblock prints and photographs, this Samurai history is an authoritative text on Japan's most fearsome warriors.

Samurai—the word alone evokes intense images of expert swordsmen fighting...


The Mongol Invasions of Japan 1274 and 1281

by Stephen Turnbull & Richard Hook

From his seat in Xanadu, the great Mongol Emperor of China, Kubla Khan, had long plotted an invasion of Japan. However, it was only with the acquisition of Korea, that the Khan gained the maritime resources...


Kawanakajima 1553?64

by Stephen Turnbull & Wayne Reynolds

Kawanakajima is unique in history. In the space of 12 years, between 1553 and 1564, this valley deep in the mountains of central Japan witnessed no fewer than five battles between two of Japan's greatest warlords....


Tannenberg 1410

by Stephen Turnbull & Richard Hook

By 1400 the long running conflict between the Order of Teutonic Knights and Poland and Lithuania was coming to a head, partly as a result of the Order's meddling in the internal politics of its neighbours. In...


Samurai Armies 1467?1649

by Stephen Turnbull

The Sengoku The Jidai, 'Age of Warring States', is the age of the samurai the military aristocracy of Japan. This period, which lasted from the outbreak of the Onin War in 1467 to the establishment of the Tokugawa...


The Ottoman Empire 1326?1699

by Stephen Turnbull

The Ottoman Empire and its conflicts provide one of the longest continuous narratives in military history. Its rulers were never overthrown by a foreign power and no usurper succeeded in taking the throne. At...


Genghis Khan & the Mongol Conquests 1190?1400

by Stephen Turnbull

The history of the Mongol conquests is a catalogue of superlatives. No army in the world has ever conquered so much territory, and few armies have provoked such terror as the Mongol hordes. So vast was the extent...


War in Japan 1467?1615

by Stephen Turnbull

In 1467 the Onin War ushered in a period of unrivalled conflict and rivalry in Japan that came to be called the Age of Warring States or Sengoku Jidai. In this book Stephen Turnbull offers a masterly exposition...


Nagashino 1575

by Stephen Turnbull & Howard Gerrard

When Portuguese traders took advantage of the constant violence in Japan to sell the Japanese their first firearms, one of the quickest to take advantage of this new technology was the powerful daimyo Oda Nobunaga....


The Ottoman Empire 1326–1699

by Stephen Turnbull

The Ottoman Empire and its conflicts provide one of the longest continuous narratives in military history. Its rulers were never overthrown by a foreign power and no usurper succeeded in taking the throne. At...


Samurai Commanders (2)

by Stephen Turnbull & Richard Hook

This second volume about Japan's samurai commanders covers the generals of the later years of the Age of the Warring States, a period when only the most able leaders survived. This was a time when the prowess...


War in Japan 1467–1615

by Stephen Turnbull

In 1467 the Onin War ushered in a period of unrivalled conflict and rivalry in Japan that came to be called the Age of Warring States or Sengoku Jidai. In this book Stephen Turnbull offers a masterly exposition...


Katana

by Stephen Turnbull & Johnny Shumate

The Samurai sword of Japan is probably the finest edged weapon ever made. This volume by leading Samurai expert Stephen Turnbull reveals the story of how and why it achieved this distinction. Particular attention...


Hatamoto

by Stephen Turnbull & Richard Hook

Each great samurai warlord, or daimyo, had a division of troops known as the Hatamoto, 'those who stand under the flag'. The Hatamoto included the personal bodyguards, the senior generals, the standard bearers...


The Walls of Constantinople AD 324–1453

by Stephen Turnbull & Peter Dennis

The walls of Constantinople are the greatest surviving example of European medieval military architecture in the world. They withstood numerous sieges until being finally overcome by the artillery of Mehmet...


Chinese Walled Cities 221 BC– AD 1644

by Stephen Turnbull & Steve Noon

It has been said in China that a city without a wall would be as inconceivable as a house without a roof. Even the smallest village invariably had some form of defensive wall, while the Great Wall of China was...


Fighting Ships of the Far East (1)

by Stephen Turnbull & Wayne Reynolds

Fighting Ships of the Far East (1) adds enormously to the hitherto small corpus of knowledge about a fascinating and little known subject. Using detailed descriptions, accurate cutaway plates and reliable historical...


Fighting Ships of the Far East (2)

by Stephen Turnbull & Wayne Reynolds

Over the centuries, naval relations between Japan and Korea appear to have alternated between peaceful trade and outright hostility. However, this impression can be misleading, as much of what passed for mercantile...


Japanese Castles AD 250–1540

by Stephen Turnbull & Peter Dennis

Dr Stephen Turnbull is internationally recognised for his research into and writing on Japanese military history. Here he applies his scholarship to an account of the evolution of Japanese defensive architecture...