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The Resource African samurai : the true story of Yasuke, a legendary black warrior in feudal Japan, Thomas Lockley and Geoffrey Girard

African samurai : the true story of Yasuke, a legendary black warrior in feudal Japan, Thomas Lockley and Geoffrey Girard

Label
African samurai : the true story of Yasuke, a legendary black warrior in feudal Japan
Title
African samurai
Title remainder
the true story of Yasuke, a legendary black warrior in feudal Japan
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Lockley and Geoffrey Girard
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Yasuke arrived in Japan in the late 1500s, he had already traveled much of the known world. Kidnapped as a child, and trained into a boy soldier in India, he had ended up an indentured servant and bodyguard to the head of the Jesuits in Asia, with whom he visited India, China and the budding Catholic missions in Japan. From the volatile port city of Nagasaki to travel on pirate-infested waters, he lived it all and learned more every day. His arrival in Kyoto, however, literally caused a riot. Most Japanese people had never seen an African man before, and many of them viewed him as the embodiment of the black-skinned (in local traditions) Buddha or a local war god or demon. Among those who were drawn to his presence were Lord Nobunaga, head of the most powerful clan in Japan, who made Yasuke a samurai in his court. Soon, he was learning the traditions of Japan's martial arts, fighting in battles and ascending to the upper echelons of Japanese society
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TEFMT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lockley, Thomas
Dewey number
  • 952/.024092
  • B
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
CT1838.Y36
LC item number
L63 2019ab
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Gary Furlong
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Girard, Geoffrey
  • Furlong, Gary
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yasuke
  • Blacks
  • Samurai
  • Japan
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Label
African samurai : the true story of Yasuke, a legendary black warrior in feudal Japan, Thomas Lockley and Geoffrey Girard
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Publication
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  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
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unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1099279455
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
  • Unabridged.
  • Retail edition.
Extent
8 audio discs (approximately 10 1/4 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781488255540
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9781488255540
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1099279455
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
African samurai : the true story of Yasuke, a legendary black warrior in feudal Japan, Thomas Lockley and Geoffrey Girard
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1099279455
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
  • Unabridged.
  • Retail edition.
Extent
8 audio discs (approximately 10 1/4 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781488255540
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9781488255540
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1099279455
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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