Samurai Of Ayutthaya by Cesare Polenghi
Yamada Nagamasa, Japanese Warrior And Merchant In Early Seventeenth Century Siam
Samurai of Ayutthaya : Yamada Nagamasa, narrates the life and the times of a unique historical character : a mysterious Japanese merchant-warrior who made his fame and fortune in the bustling city that was Ayutthaya in the early seventeenth century. His deeds - historical and fictional - have been narrated in Japan for more than three hundred years. This study is the first published in English to bring together all extant available material about Yamada Nagamasa to finally cast light on this intriguing character and the historical landscape that surrounded him during a unique period of Siamese and Japanese history.
91 pages, 2 pp. illus.