A New History of the Peloponnesian War

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444315684
Release Date: 2009-10-27
Genre: History

This stimulating new study provides a narrative of the monumentalconflict of the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta, andexamines the realities of the war and its effects on the averageAthenian. A penetrating new study of the Peloponnesian War betweenAthens and Sparta by an established scholar Offers an original interpretation of how and why the warbegan Weaves in the contemporary evidence of Aristophanes in orderto give readers a new sense of how the war affected theindividual Discusses the practicalities and realities of the war Examines the blossoming of culture and intellectualachievement in Athens despite the war Challenges the approach of Thucydides in his account of thewar

The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War

Author: Donald Kagan
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801467202
Release Date: 2013-01-14
Genre: History

The first volume of Donald Kagan's acclaimed four-volume history of the Peloponnesian War offers a new evaluation of the origins and causes of the conflict, based on evidence produced by modern scholarship and on a careful reconsideration of the ancient texts. He focuses his study on the question: Was the war inevitable, or could it have been avoided? Kagan takes issue with Thucydides' view that the war was inevitable, that the rise of the Athenian Empire in a world with an existing rival power made a clash between the two a certainty. Asserting instead that the origin of the war "cannot, without serious distortion, be treated in isolation from the internal history of the states involved," Kagan traces the connections between domestic politics, constitutional organization, and foreign affairs. He further examines the evidence to see what decisions were made that led to war, at each point asking whether a different decision would have been possible.

A New History of the Peloponnesian War

Author: Donald Kagan
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801467288
Release Date: 2013-01-14
Genre: History

A New History of the Peloponnesian War is an ebook-only omnibus edition that includes all four volumes of Donald Kagan's acclaimed account of the war between Athens and Sparta (431–404 B.C.): The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War, The Archidamian War, The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition, and The Fall of the Athenian Empire. Reviewing the four-volume set in The New Yorker, George Steiner wrote, "The temptation to acclaim Kagan's four volumes as the foremost work of history produced in North America in the twentieth century is vivid. . . . Here is an achievement that not only honors the criteria of dispassion and of unstinting scruple which mark the best of modern historicism but honors its readers." All four volumes are also sold separately as both print books and ebooks.

Der ewige Spie er

Author: Ödön von Horvath
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9789925045297
Release Date: 2017-02-11
Genre: Fiction


Thucydides on the Outbreak of War

Author: S. N. Jaffe
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198716280
Release Date: 2017-03-02
Genre:

The cause of great power war is a perennial issue for the student of politics. Some 2,400 years ago, in his monumental History of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides wrote that it was the growth of Athenian power and the fear that this power inspired in Sparta which rendered the Peloponnesian War somehow necessary, inevitable, or compulsory. In this new political psychological study of Thucydides' first book, S.N. Jaffe shows how the History's account of the outbreak of the war ultimately points toward the opposing characters of the Athenian and Spartan regimes, disclosing a Thucydidean preoccupation with the interplay between nature and convention. Jaffe explores how the character of the contest between Athens and Sparta, or how the outbreak of a particular war, can reveal Thucydides' account of the recurring human causes of war and peace. The political thought of Thucydides proves bound up with his distinctive understanding of the interrelationship of particular events and more universal themes.

The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Warfare

Author: Philip Sabin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521782739
Release Date: 2007-12-06
Genre: History

First volume of a systematic and up-to-date account of warfare from Archaic Greece to Republican Rome.

Der Peloponnesische Krieg

Author: Bruno Bleckmann
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406698811
Release Date: 2016-09-05
Genre: History

Zum Buch Im Jahr 431 v. Chr. standen sich mit dem Ersten Attischen Seebund und dem Peloponnesischen Bund zwei in etwa gleichstarke Machtblöcke unversöhnlich und voller Mißtrauen gegenüber. Damals nahmen die Führungsmächte Athen und Sparta mit ihren Bündnern den offenen Kampf um die innergriechische Hegemonie auf – aber damit letztlich auch um die Vorherrschaft im östlichen Mittelmeerraum. Dieser Krieg, der zu Lande und zu Wasser ausgetragen wurde, sollte sich, von einigen kürzeren Phasen der Waffenruhe unterbrochen, bis ins Jahr 404 v. Chr. hinziehen und so viele Staaten involvieren, daß man in der Forschung gelegentlich sogar von einem "antiken Weltkrieg" spricht. Der Athener Thukydides hat in einem einzigartigen Werk früher Geschichtsschreibung den sogenannten Peloponnesischen Krieg aufgezeichnet. Diese Quelle hat auch der Autor des vorliegenden Bandes, Bruno Bleckmann, zur Grundlage seiner Darstellung gemacht. So werden wir selbst aus einem zeitlichen Abstand von fast 2500 Jahren Zeugen jener militärischen Katastrophe Griechenlands, die mit unvorstellbarem menschlichen Leid, der Aufkündigung aller Rechtsgrundsätze im zwischenstaatlichen Verkehr und brutalster Durchsetzung der Positionen des Stärkeren einherging.

Geschichte der Welt Die Welt vor 600

Author: Akira Iriye
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406641114
Release Date: 2017-09-19
Genre: History

Von der Altsteinzeit bis zur Spätantike reicht das große Panorama, das im ersten Band der Geschichte der Welt entworfen wird – eine grandiose Darstellung von mehr als 2,7 Millionen Jahren Kultur- und Ereignisgeschichte der Menschheit. Sie reicht von den Anfängen der Menschwerdung über den Beginn des Ackerbaus, das Aufblühen der frühen Hochkulturen bis zur Epoche der griechisch-römischen Welt und dem Ende der Gupta-Zeit in Indien, dem Niedergang der Sui-Dynastie in China und dem Aufkommen des Islam. Dieser Band über ferne Zeiten und alte Kulturen der Menschheit liefert den Schlüssel zum Verständnis auch jüngerer Epochen, wurden sie doch nachhaltig von Kulturen geprägt, die bereits untergegangen waren, lange bevor die Schrift erfunden wurde. Die meisterhafte Beschreibung der frühen Zivilisationen erhellt gleichermaßen das schriftlose Dunkel der Frühgeschichte wie den kulturellen Reichtum des Alten Orients, Ägyptens und der Klassischen Antike, aber auch der indischen und ostasiatischen Staatenwelt. Alle Beiträge sind großzügig mit Karten, Plänen, Abbildungen und Zeittafeln ausgestattet. Mit Beiträgen von Hans-Joachim Gehrke, Mark Edward Lewis (übersetzt von Andreas Wirthensohn), Axel Michaels, Hermann Parzinger und Karen Radner

The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides

Author: Ryan Balot
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199340392
Release Date: 2017-02-10
Genre: History

The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides contains newly commissioned essays on Thucydides as an historian, thinker, and writer. It also features chapters on Thucydides' intellectual context and ancient reception. The creative juxtaposition of historical, literary, philosophical, and reception studies allows for a better grasp of Thucydides' complex project and its intellectual context, while at the same time providing a comprehensive introduction to the author's ideas. The volume 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 scholars and 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 volume includes a thorough introduction prefacing each paper, as well as several maps and an up-to-date bibliography that will enable further study. The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides offers a comprehensive introduction to a thinker and writer whose simultaneous depth and innovativeness have been the focus of intense literary and philosophical study since ancient times.

The Peloponnesian War

Author: Thucydides
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 0393971678
Release Date: 1998
Genre: History

Thucydides' military and diplomatic acumen, his understanding of human psychology, and his narrative skill have shaped the writing of history for over two thousand years. "Backgrounds and Contexts" provides supplementary selections from Xenophon, Herodotus, Plato, Machiavelli, Hobbes, and twentieth-century journalist, Walter Karp. "Interpretations" includes richly varied assessments of Thucydides by Theodor Gomperz, Francis M. Cornford, Charles N. Chochrane, R. G. Collingwood, Albert Cook, Cynthia Farrar, Adam Parry, Glen Bowersock, Robert Gilpin, Michael Doyle, and Gregory Crane. The edition also includes fourteen maps, a chronology, a glossary, a selected bibliography, and an index.

The Archidamian War

Author: Donald Kagan
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801497140
Release Date: 1990-01
Genre: History

This book, the second volume in Donald Kagan's tetralogy about the Peloponnesian War, is a provocative and tightly argued history of the first ten years of the war. Taking a chronological approach that allows him to present at each stage the choices that were open to both sides in the conflict, Kagan focuses on political, economic, diplomatic, and military developments. He evaluates the strategies used by both sides and reconsiders the roles played by several key individuals.

Greek Warfare From the Battle of Marathon to the Conquests of Alexander the Great

Author: Lee L. Brice
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781610690706
Release Date: 2012-10-17
Genre: History

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

The History of the Peloponnesian War Primary Source Edition

Author: Thucydides
Publisher: Nabu Press
ISBN: 1289457301
Release Date: 2013-09
Genre:

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Origins of the Peloponnesian War

Author: G.E.M.De Ste.Croix
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
ISBN: 0715617281
Release Date: 1989-08-10
Genre: History

In this provocative and wide-ranging examination of the causes of the Peloponnesian war, first published in 1972, Geoffrey de Ste Croix argued against most previous historiography (which tended to blame Athens), that the Spartans and their allies must bear the immediate and ultimate responsibility for the war. The book includes a strong argument for the fundamental credibility of Thucydides' narrative, background on Corcyraean and Potidaean affairs, a lengthy re-examination of the Athenian decree excluding Megarians from the civic centre of Athens and the ports of the empire, and three chapters on Spartan and Corinthian foreign policy and relations with Athens from earliest times till the outbreak of was in 431 BC. Forty-seven appendices treat questions of detail.