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Bushido: The Soul of Japan

Inazo Nitobe (1862-1933)

1. 00 Preface
2. 01 Bushido as an Ethical System
3. 02 Sources of Bushido
4. 03 Rectitude or Justice
5. 04 Courage, the Spirit of Daring and Bearing
6. 05 Benevolence, the Feeling of Distress
7. 06 Politeness
8. 07 Veracity or Truthfulness
9. 08 Honor
10. 09 The Duty of Loyalty
11. 10 Education and Training of a Samurai
12. 11 Self Control
13. 12 The Institutions of Suicide and Redress
14. 13 The Sword the Soul of the Samurai
15. 14 The Training and Position of Woman
16. 15 The Influence of Bushido
17. 16 Is Bushido Still Alive?
18. 17 The Future of Bushido

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Bushido: The Soul of Japan written by Inazo Nitobe was one of the first books on samurai ethics that was originally written in English for a Western audience, and has been subsequently translated into many other languages (also Japanese). Nitobe found in Bushido, the Way of the Warrior, the sources of the virtues most admired by his people: rectitude, courage, benevolence, politeness, sincerity, honor, loyalty and self-control, and he uses his deep knowledge of Western culture to draw comparisons with Medieval Chivalry, Philosophy, and Christianity.