A Study of War

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Published by University of Chicago Press .

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A Study of War is a liberal education in the social disciplines."—Frederick L. Schuman "A major contribution to the realistic study of international relations."—Garrett Mattingly, New York Times.

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A Study of Waris a liberal education in the social disciplines."—Frederick L. Schuman "A major contribution to the realistic study of international relations."—Garrett Mattingly. "The most comprehensive work ever published in any language on the history, the nature, the causes, and the cure of war.

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As nineteenth-century Prussian philosopher of war Carl von Clausewitz observed, the study of war and warfare “is meant to educate the mind of the future commander, or, more accurately, to guide him in his self education, not to accompany him to the battlefield; just as a wise teacher guides and stimulates a young man’s intellectual development, but is careful not to lead him by the hand for.

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The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the Late Spring and Autumn Period (roughly 5th century BC). The work, which is attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu ("Master Sun", also spelled Sunzi), is composed of 13 chapters.

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Ironically on the causes of the war itself, the most important works are quite traditional in both content and interpretation. The standard book on the coming of the war is still David M.

Potter, The Impending Cri sis: (New York: Harper and Row, ). Historians. Sun-Tzu's The Art of War (Sun-tzu ping-fa), unlike other contributions of war literature, is not a fictional or otherwise indirect account of warfare.

Rather, it is one of the first known treatises on military strategy in human history and continues to be one of the most studied and enduring of such writings. The fourth book is a very famous book, perhaps the most famous recent book on the philosophy of war.

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The book ends with Sparta and its allies voting to declare war on Athens. In Book 2, the war begins with Thebes’ invasion of Plataea and Athens’ involvement on its behalf. It covers the first three years of the war and is characterized by skirmishes and battles among.

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