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In Karl Friday's "Might Makes Right: Just war and just warfare in early medieval Japan" in The Ethics of War in Asian Civilizations I was surprised to see that, in contrast with what I've read of Tokugawa Japan, the punishment by the earlier Shogunates for bushi (warriors) who violated decrees banning private or public conflict (that is, fights between individual warriors or groups of warriors) was often not execution but exile or confinement.

Does this abruptly change with the rise of Tokugawa power or are there pre Tokugawa precedents for execution as the punishment for those participating in public/private violence?

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