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There are simularities and differences between the European and Japanese medieval warrior traditions that reflect the social evolutions within those cultures. While Via Media published the Journal of Asian Martial Arts, we published articles that presented the main themes found in this unique area of comparative studies. The most important of these writings are assembled in this Via Media anthology for your convience.

Medieval Warrior Cultures of Europe and Japan: Body, Mind, Sword

    • European and Japanese Medieval Warriors, by Willy Pieter, Ph.D. 
    • Body and Mind in Medieval and Pre-modern Japanese Martial Arts, by Willy Pieter, Ph.D. 
    • Swordsmanship and Esoteric Spirituality: An Introduction to Gerard Thibault’s Academie de l’Espee, by John Michael Greer, B.A.
    • Kindred Spirits: The Art of the Sword in Germany and Japan, by Matthew Galas, M.A.
  • 6" x 9" paperback, 77 pages, 31 illustrations. eBOOK AVAILABLE from Kindle, iTunes, Nook, and Kobo.

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