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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:01 am    Post subject: Looking for an academic book on Miyamoto Musashi. Reply with quote
I was wondering if anyone can recommend a serious scholarly book/article on Miyamoto Musashi that does not repeat many of the myths and falsehoods too often taken as fact?

If not, are there any worthwhile translations of his Book of Five Rings that looks at the work with a critical eye?

Thank you!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Musashi: His Life and Writings is the ONLY worthwhile book on Musashi in English. Unbiased, very thorough, and well researched/attributed/footnoted.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thank you again as always for you advice!
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