The Landmark Thucydides Pdf

✏Book Title : The Landmark Thucydides
✏Author : Thucydides
✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster
✏Release Date : 2008-04
✏Pages : 713
✏ISBN : 9781416590873
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Landmark Thucydides Book Summary : Chronicles two decades of war between Athens and Sparta.

📒The Landmark Xenophon S Hellenika ✍ Robert B. Strassler

✏Book Title : The Landmark Xenophon s Hellenika
✏Author : Robert B. Strassler
✏Publisher : Anchor
✏Release Date : 2010-11-15
✏Pages : 579
✏ISBN : 9781400034765
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Landmark Xenophon s Hellenika Book Summary : "Covering the years between 411 and 362 B.C.E., a particularly dramatic period during which the alliances among Athens, Sparta, Thebes, Persia, and other states were in constant flux ... Beautifully illustrated, heavily annotated, and filled with detailed, clear maps, this edition gives us a new, authoritative, and completely accessible translation by John Marincola, and a comprehensive introduction by David Thomas. This is also the only edition of Xenophon's Hellennika that contains relevant passages from the contemporary histories of Ephorus/Diodorus Siculus and the Oxyrhynchus Historian, two sources whos accounts sometime confirm and sometime refute that of Xenophon. With sixteen appendixes written by some of today's top scholars, including Paul Cartledge, Peter Krentz, Christopher Tuplin, and P.J. Rhodes. "The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika" is the most readable and comprehensive edition available of an essential history"--Back cover

✏Book Title : The Landmark Herodotus
✏Author : Herodotus
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2008
✏Pages : 953
✏ISBN : 1847246869
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Landmark Herodotus Book Summary : In the 5th century BC an adventurous Ionian Greek, Herodotus of Halicarnassus, journeyed extensively through the lands of the eastern Mediterranean, from Egypt to Asia Minor, collecting tales of the upheavals that had afflicted the region in the earlier part of the century. The fruits of his wanderings were The Histories, in which he used his narrative gifts not only to chronicle the rise of the Achaemenid Persian Empire and its war with the Greek city-states, but also to recount his experiences with the varied peoples and cultures he had encountered during his journey. Herodotus earned the nickname 'the father of history' for this, the first authentic work of historical writing in the Western literary canon. In it he explored such universal themes as the nature of freedom, the role of religion, the human costs of war, and the dangers of absolute power. But in addition to his narrative of the Greek-Persian conflict, he included in The Histories rich seams of anthropology, ethnography, geology, and geography, pioneering these fields of study. Successful navigation of this sprawling, monumental work requires an understanding of ancient geography and events that will often be unfamiliar to the modern reader. Ten years in the making, Robert Strassler's magisterial new edition of The Histories is amplified by a veritable battery of editorial features - illustrations, maps, annotations, explanatory synopses, and state-of-the-art appendices on such critical themes as Athenian government, Egypt, Persian weaponry and tactics, oracles, religion tyranny and the position of women - that makes Herodotus' masterpiece more comprehensible, more accessible, even more enjoyable than ever before. The Landmark Herodotus is the definitive edition of a Western cultural milestone. It belongs on the bookshelf of every literate individual.

✏Book Title : International Law New Diplomacy and Counterterrorism
✏Author : Steven J. Barela
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2014-03-05
✏Pages : 310
✏ISBN : 9781134616442
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏International Law New Diplomacy and Counterterrorism Book Summary : This interdisciplinary book explores how terrorism is meant to target a government’s legitimacy, and advocates for sounder defensive measures when countering international attacks. The dramatic increase in global cooperation throughout the twentieth century—between international organisations and their state missions of diplomats, foreign officers, international civil servants, intelligence officers, military personnel, police investigators, judges, legislators, and financial regulators—has had a bearing on the shape and content of the domestic political order. The rules that govern all of these interactions, and the diplomats engaged to monitor and advocate for compliance, have undergone a mushrooming development following the conclusion of each world war. This dramatic growth is arguably the most significant change the international structure has experienced since the inception of the state-based system ushered in with the Peace of Westphalia in 1648. International Law, New Diplomacy and Counterterrorism explores the impact of this growth on domestic legitimacy through the integration of two disciplines: international law and political philosophy. Focusing particularly on the cross-border counterterrorism actions launched by the United States, the author investigates how civil societies have often turned to the standards of international law to understand and judge the legitimacy of their government’s counterterrorism policies reaching across international borders. The book concludes that those who craft counterterrorism policies must be attentive to defending the target of legitimacy by being wholly mindful of the realms of legality, morality and efficacy when exercising force. This book will be of much interest to students of international law, diplomacy, counterterrorism, political philosophy, security studies and IR.

📒The Landmark Herodotus ✍ Robert B. Strassler

✏Book Title : The Landmark Herodotus
✏Author : Robert B. Strassler
✏Publisher : Anchor
✏Release Date : 2009
✏Pages : 953
✏ISBN : 9781400031146
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Landmark Herodotus Book Summary : Offers a definitive new translation of the works by ancient Greek historian, which includes a chronicle of the Grecco-Persian war, accompanied by maps, textual annotations, and twenty-two appendixes covering such topics as Athenian government, Persian arms and tactics, and more. Reprint.

📒Harmonious Intervention ✍ Chiung-Chiu Huang

✏Book Title : Harmonious Intervention
✏Author : Chiung-Chiu Huang
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2016-04-22
✏Pages : 210
✏ISBN : 9781317123705
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Harmonious Intervention Book Summary : Two major features of international relations at the beginning of the 21st century are global governance and the rise of China. Global governance, advocating global norms, requires intervention into sovereign domains in defiance of those norms. However, an ascendant China adheres to a classic stance on sovereign integrity which prohibits such intervention. Whether or not China will ultimately Sinicize global governance or become assimilated into global norms remains both a theoretical and a practical challenge. Both challenges come from China’s alternative style of global governance, which embodies the doctrine of 'balance of relationship,' in contrast with the familiar international relations embedded in ’balance of power’ or ’balance of interest.’ An understanding of China’s intervention policy based upon the logic of balance of relationship is therefore the key to tackling the anxiety precipitated by these theoretical as well as practical challenges.

✏Book Title : Strategy in the Contemporary World
✏Author : John Baylis
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 2016-01-12
✏Pages : 456
✏ISBN : 9780198708919
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Strategy in the Contemporary World Book Summary : With an emphasis on the role of military power in international relations, Strategy in the Contemporary World is the only introduction to strategic studies to cover both the enduring and contemporary issues that dominate strategy. Significantly updated, this fifth edition takes a functionalapproach to strategy, looking at issues from both times of war and of peace.

✏Book Title : The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition
✏Author : Donald Kagan
✏Publisher : Cornell University Press
✏Release Date : 2013-01-16
✏Pages : 400
✏ISBN : 9780801467240
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition Book Summary : Why did the Peace of Nicias fail to reconcile Athens and Sparta? Donald Kagan examines the years between the signing of the peace treaty and the destruction of the Athenian expedition to Sicily in 413 B.C. The principal figure in the narrative is the Athenian politician and general Nicias, whose policies shaped the treaty and whose military strategies played a major role in the attack against Sicily.

📒A History Of The Ancient World ✍ Chester G. Starr

✏Book Title : A History of the Ancient World
✏Author : Chester G. Starr
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
✏Release Date : 1991
✏Pages : 742
✏ISBN : 0195066286
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏A History of the Ancient World Book Summary : Traces the origins of civilization from prehistoric times to the fall of the Roman Empire and discusses early culture, government, agriculture, religion, and trade

📒Marking Time ✍ Paul Rabinow

✏Book Title : Marking Time
✏Author : Paul Rabinow
✏Publisher : Princeton University Press
✏Release Date : 2009-02-09
✏Pages : 168
✏ISBN : 140082799X
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Marking Time Book Summary : In Marking Time, Paul Rabinow presents his most recent reflections on the anthropology of the contemporary. Drawing richly on the work of Michel Foucault, John Dewey, Niklas Luhmann, and, most interestingly, German painter Gerhard Richter, Rabinow offers a set of conceptual tools for scholars examining cutting-edge practices in the life sciences, security, new media and art practices, and other emergent phenomena. Taking up topics that include bioethics, anger and competition among molecular biologists, the lessons of the Drosophila genome, the nature of ethnographic observation in radically new settings, and the moral landscape shared by scientists and anthropologists, Rabinow shows how anthropology remains relevant to contemporary debates. By turning abstract philosophical problems into real-world explorations and offering original insights, Marking Time is a landmark contribution to the continuing re-invention of anthropology and the human sciences.