Fighting Ships of the Far East (2): Japan and Korea Ad 612 1639 (Paperback)

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By Stephen Turnbull, Wayne Reynolds (Illustrator)
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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 activity was in fact conducted by Japanese pirate fleets, who pillaged the coasts of Korea and China in a long-lasting tradition that culminated in the greatest pirate raid of all: Hideyoshi's invasion of Korea in 1592. This was the conflict that involved Ming China and almost dragged in Siam. It also led to Korea developing East Asia's most famous warship: the legendary turtle ship, which is described for the first time in full technical detail in this book.

About the Author

Stephen Turnbull is the world's leading English language authority on medieval Japan and the samurai. He has travelled extensively in the far east, particularly in Japan and Korea and is the author of 'The Samurai - A Military History' and Men-at-Arms 86: 'Samurai Armies 1550-1615'.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781841764788
ISBN-10: 1841764787
Publisher: Osprey Publishing (UK)
Publication Date: January 25th, 2003
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: New Vanguard