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Chivalry and Bushido, the Samurai Code

Version 1 : Received: 8 December 2018 / Approved: 11 December 2018 / Online: 11 December 2018 (09:28:56 CET)
Version 2 : Received: 23 August 2021 / Approved: 23 August 2021 / Online: 23 August 2021 (10:59:00 CEST)
Version 3 : Received: 29 November 2021 / Approved: 30 November 2021 / Online: 30 November 2021 (12:01:50 CET)

How to cite: Takeda, S. Chivalry and Bushido, the Samurai Code. Preprints 2018, 2018120118. Takeda, S. Chivalry and Bushido, the Samurai Code. Preprints 2018, 2018120118.


Chivalry is a concept that is both familiar and distant to many Japanese. There is no other social class in the world that resembles knights as much as the samurai in Japan. However, why is there such a gap between the behaviour of knights and samurais, even though they are both a social class with honor? This paper compares chivalry and Bushido, the Japanese Samurai code.


Chivalry; Bushido; knighthood; samurai


Arts and Humanities, Philosophy

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Received: 30 November 2021
Commenter: Shutaro Takeda
Commenter's Conflict of Interests: Author
Comment: Expanded the discussion on the comparison between chivalry and bushido, the Samurai Code, and focused the entire article around this topic.
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