The Book of Five Rings - Musashi Miyamoto

The Book of Five Rings

By Musashi Miyamoto

  • Release Date: 2010-12-29
  • Genre: Classics
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The Book of Five Rings is a classic strategy book written by Musashi Miyamoto. The Book of Five Rings is widely considered a classic treatise on military strategy, much like Sun Tzu's The Art of War and Chanakya's Arthashastra. The five "books" refer to the idea that there are different elements of battle, just as there are different physical elements in life, as described by Buddhism, Shinto, and other Eastern religions. Through the book Musashi defends his thesis: a man who conquers himself is ready to take it on on the world, should need arise.