Jonathan Lopez-Vera has a PhD in Japanese History and an MA in World History from Pompeu Fabra University (Spain). He is a member of the Ethnographies, Cultural Encounters and Religious Missions (ECERM) research group and Research Group on Empires, Metropolis and Extra-European Societies (GRIMSE). He also runs the HistoriaJaponesa.com website and is co-editor of the journal Asiademica.
Jonathan Lopez-Vera has done a stellar job here in essentially painting a broad historical picture of Japan through the context of its samurai class. -Books & Bao The author debunks the myths of the subject, without losing the fascinating aspects of Japanese [history]. An exemplary, fact-based narrative that will delight all those who are curious about these warriors of the Far East...Lopez-Vera's book has all the features to make it as appealing and understandable as possible for a non-academic audience. - El Nacional newspaper Lopez-Vera's book sows a series of historical pearls that are a delight all on their own. - El Peso Del Aire blog ...a thorough investigation into these warriors. - Sapiens magazine In A History of the Samurai there are seven centuries of battles, intrigues, invasion attempts and great characters with exciting biographies. - 20 Minutos newspaper