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02-25-2004, 03:26 PM
Thought this might be of interest.

Thomas Conlan is a Stanford trained historian who did his work on injury reports of BUSHI after battles. He wrote a very entertaining piece ( which rather pillories the concept of the self-sacrificial warrior.

He has also published a book called In Little Need of Divine Intervention: Takezaki Suenaga's Scrolls of the Mongol Invasions of Japan (Cornell East Asia Series, No 113)
by Thomas D. Conlan (Translator)

These scrolls, with translations, are available at:



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