The Landmark Thucydides

✏Book Title : The Landmark Thucydides
✏Author : Thucydides
✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster
✏Release Date : 2008-04-01
✏Pages : 713
✏ISBN : 9781416590873
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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

✏Book Title : The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides
✏Author : Sara Forsdyke
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 2017-02-27
✏Pages : 736
✏ISBN : 9780199340385
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides Book Summary : The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides contains essays on Thucydides as an historian, thinker, and writer. It also features papers on Thucydides' intellectual context and ancient reception. The creative juxtaposition of historical, literary, philosophical, and reception studies allows for a bettergrasp of Thucydides' complex project and its intellectual context, while at the same time providing a comprehensive introduction to Thucydides' ideas. The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides is organized into four sections of papers: History, Historiography, Political Theory, and Context and Reception. It therefore bridges traditionally divided disciplines. The authors engaged to write the forty chapters for this volume include both well-known scholarsand less well-known innovators, who bring fresh ideas and new points of view. Articles avoid technical jargon and long footnotes, and are written in an accessible style.Finally, The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides includes a thorough introduction, which introduces every paper, as well as two maps and an up-to-date bibliography that will enable further and more specific study. It therefore offers a comprehensive introduction to a thinker and writer whose simultaneousdepth and innovativeness have been the focus of intense literary and philosophical study since ancient times.

📒Thucydides Reader ✍ Blaise Nagy

✏Book Title : Thucydides Reader
✏Author : Blaise Nagy
✏Publisher : Hackett Publishing
✏Release Date : 2012-03-01
✏Pages : 180
✏ISBN : 9781585104833
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Thucydides Reader Book Summary : An annotated and illustrated Thucydides reader containing passages from books I-VIII of the Histories with introductory material for all eight books of the Histories, commentary and grammatical notes. This book is a standard text for any college course in reading Thucydides in Greek. It is also suitable for post-intermediate, secondary school students who want to tackle the works of a popular but challenging author.

✏Book Title : The Life and Times of Thucydides
✏Author : Jim Whiting
✏Publisher : Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
✏Release Date : 2010-09
✏Pages : 48
✏ISBN : 9781612288796
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Life and Times of Thucydides Book Summary : Nearly 2,500 years ago, the Greek world was ripped apart. A savage conflict known as the Peloponnesian War pitted many of the Greek city-states against each other. It dragged on for nearly 30 years and cost tens of thousands of lives. We know a great deal about what went on because a man named Thucydides wrote a book about the war. Called History of the Peloponnesian War, it was the first book of “scientific history.” Thucydides’ description of the war was based entirely on observation of events and an analysis of human nature. Unlike accounts by earlier writers, the gods didn’t play any role. Early in his book, Thucydides wrote that he believed it would be “a possession for all time.” His prediction proved to be correct. Historians, military officers, and many other people still read History of the Peloponnesian War for its insights into politics and human nature.

📒Thucydides Book One ✍ Howard Don Cameron

✏Book Title : Thucydides Book One
✏Author : Howard Don Cameron
✏Publisher : University of Michigan Press
✏Release Date : 2003
✏Pages : 143
✏ISBN : 0472068474
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Thucydides Book One Book Summary : Offers a better way to read Thucydides through the explanation of grammar and a glimpse into the history of classical scholarship

✏Book Title : Greek Warfare From the Battle of Marathon to the Conquests of Alexander the Great
✏Author : Lee L. Brice
✏Publisher : ABC-CLIO
✏Release Date : 2012-10-17
✏Pages : 308
✏ISBN : 9781610690706
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Greek Warfare From the Battle of Marathon to the Conquests of Alexander the Great Book Summary : This book brings together reference material and primary source documents concerning the most important people, places, events, and technologies of Classical Greek warfare in one easy-to-use volume—an invaluable resource for students, educators, and general readers interested in this compelling subject. • Charts present at-a-glance statistical information • Maps depict important battles and the political delineation of Greece at different time periods • Numerous illustrations of important people, events, and technologies help bring history to life

✏Book Title : Chinese and Indian Strategic Behavior
✏Author : George J. Gilboy
✏Publisher : Cambridge University Press
✏Release Date : 2012-03-12
✏Pages : 346
✏ISBN : 9781107020054
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Chinese and Indian Strategic Behavior Book Summary : Politics & Government.

📒From Judgment To Passion ✍ Rachel Fulton Brown

✏Book Title : From Judgment to Passion
✏Author : Rachel Fulton Brown
✏Publisher : Columbia University Press
✏Release Date : 2002-12-18
✏Pages : 752
✏ISBN : 9780231500760
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏From Judgment to Passion Book Summary : Devotion to the crucified Christ is one of the most familiar, yet most disconcerting artifacts of medieval European civilization. How and why did the images of the dying God-man and his grieving mother achieve such prominence, inspiring unparalleled religious creativity as well such imitative extremes as celibacy and self-flagellation? To answer this question, Rachel Fulton ranges over developments in liturgical performance, private prayer, doctrine, and art. She considers the fear occasioned by the disappointed hopes of medieval Christians convinced that the apocalypse would come soon, the revulsion of medieval Jews at being baptized in the name of God born from a woman, the reform of the Church in light of a new European money economy, the eroticism of the Marian exegesis of the Song of Songs, and much more. Devotion to the crucified Christ is one of the most familiar yet disconcerting artifacts of medieval European civilization. How and why did the images of the dying God-man and his grieving mother achieve such prominence, inspiring unparalleled religious creativity and emotional artistry even as they fostered such imitative extremes as celibacy, crusade, and self-flagellation? Magisterial in style and comprehensive in scope, From Judgment to Passion is the first systematic attempt to explain the origins and initial development of European devotion to Christ in his suffering humanity and Mary in her compassionate grief. Rachel Fulton examines liturgical performance, doctrine, private prayer, scriptural exegesis, and art in order to illuminate and explain the powerful desire shared by medieval women and men to identify with the crucified Christ and his mother. The book begins with the Carolingian campaign to convert the newly conquered pagan Saxons, in particular with the effort to explain for these new converts the mystery of the Eucharist, the miraculous presence of Christ's body at the Mass. Moving on to the early eleventh century, when Christ's failure to return on the millennium of his Passion (A.D. 1033) necessitated for believers a radical revision of Christian history, Fulton examines the novel liturgies and devotions that arose amid this apocalyptic disappointment. The book turns finally to the twelfth century when, in the wake of the capture of Jerusalem in the First Crusade, there occurred the full flowering of a new, more emotional sensibility of faith, epitomized by the eroticism of the Marian exegesis of the Song of Songs and by the artistic and architectural innovations we have come to think of as quintessentially high medieval. In addition to its concern with explaining devotional change, From Judgment to Passion presses a second, crucial question: How is it possible for modern historians to understand not only the social and cultural functions but also the experience of faith—the impulsive engagement with the emotions, sometimes ineffable, of prayer and devotion? The answer, magnificently exemplified throughout this book's narrative, lies in imaginative empathy, the same incorporation of self into story that lay at the heart of the medieval effort to identify with Christ and Mary in their love and pain.

📒Back To Basics ✍ Martha Finnemore

✏Book Title : Back to Basics
✏Author : Martha Finnemore
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 2013-04-11
✏Pages : 392
✏ISBN : 9780199339716
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Back to Basics Book Summary : No scholar better exemplifies the intellectual challenges foisted on the Neorealist school of international relations than prominent scholar Stephen Krasner (Graham H. Stuart Professor of International Studies, the Senior Associate Dean for the Social Sciences, School of Humanities & Sciences, and Director of Policy Planning at the US State Department 2005-2007). Throughout his career he has wrestled with realism's promises and limitations. Krasner has always been a prominent defender of realism and the importance of power understood in material terms, whether military or economic. Yet realist frameworks rarely provided a complete explanation for outcomes, in Krasner's analyses, and much of his work involved understanding power's role in situations not well explained by realism. If states seek power, why do we see cooperation? If hegemony promotes cooperation why does cooperation continue in the face of America's decline? Do states actually pursue their national interests or do domestic structures and values derail the rational pursuit of material objectives? Krasner's explanations were as diverse as were the problems. They pushed, to use his phrase, "the limits of realism." Edited by Martha Finnemore and Judith Goldstein, Back to Basics asks scholars to reflect on the role power plays in contemporary politics and how a power politics approach is influential today. The arguments made by the authors in this volume speak to one of three themes that run through Krasner's work: state power and hegemony; the relationship between states and markets; conceptions of the nation state in international politics. These themes appeared regularly in Krasner's scholarship as he wrestled, over his career, with fundamental questions of inter-state politics. Contributors largely agree on the centrality of power but diverge substantially on the ways power is manifest and should be measured and understood. Many of the contributors confronted the same intellectual dilemmas as Krasner in struggling to define power and its relationship to interests, yet their responses are different. Together, these essays explore new ways of thinking about power's role in contemporary politics and demonstrate the concepts continued relevance for both policy and theory.

📒The Science Of War ✍ Britannica Educational Publishing

✏Book Title : The Science of War
✏Author : Britannica Educational Publishing
✏Publisher : Britannica Educational Publishing
✏Release Date : 2011-11-01
✏Pages : 192
✏ISBN : 9781615307500
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Science of War Book Summary : War, while often gruesome and devastating, can also be viewed as a science or art, involving the translation of theory into practice. Even as weapons grow in sophistication over time, war has always involved careful calculations and balancing the interests of the involved party with effective combat techniques against an enemy. This absorbing volume examines the evolution of the strategies, tactics, and logistics employed in various wars and conflicts, from ancient times to the present-day.