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Samurai

Summary

It's thought the samurai developed as a social class in medieval Japan, when the term could encompass lowly foot soldiers or mercenaries - and often untrustworthy ones at that. It's a far cry from the skilled fighters who supposedly pledged undying loyalty to their lord and followed a code of honour. Rajan Datar and guests discuss the reality behind the stereotypical image of Japan's fearsome elite samurai warriors

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ProducerFiona Clampin

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