STEPHEN TURNBULL is theworld's leading English languageauthority on medieval Japanand the samurai. He hastravelled extensively in thefar east, particularly in Japanand Korea and is the author
and Men-at-Arms 86:
Samurai Armies 1550-1615.
PROFESSOR ROBERT O'NEILL,
AO D.PHIL. (Oxon), Hon D.Litt.(ANU), FASSA, Fr Hist S,is the Series Editor of the EssentialHistories. His wealth of knowledgeand expertise shapes the seriescontent and provides up-to-the-minute research and theory. Bornin 1936 an Australian citizen,he served in the Australian army(1955-68) and has held a numberof eminent positions in historycircles, including the ChicheleProfessorship of the Historyof War at All Souls College,University of Oxford, 1987-2001,and the Chairmanship of theBoard of the Imperial WarMuseum and the Council of the International Institutefor Strategic Studies, London.He is the author of many booksincluding works on the GermanArmy and the Nazi party, andthe Korean and Vietnam wars.Now based in Australia on hisretirement from Oxford he isthe Chairman of the Councilof the Australian StrategicPolicy Institute.