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Samurai Archives Japanese History Podcast


Jan 28, 2012

In January 2012 Nate presented his paper, "Samurai as Commander: The Battle of Nagashino (1575) and the Military Decision-Making Process" at the Japan Studies Association conference, where he re-examines the battle of Nagashino, taking into account everything that a modern military analyst would examine, challenging the conventional story of what happened on the battlefield in 1575. Convention has it that Oda Nobunaga lined up 3,000 gunners behind palisades, and cut down each advancing wave of the Takeda cavalry, winning both the battle and firmly establishing guns as the new method of warfare in japan. Nate challenges these notions and more . This is the audio of his presentation.

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