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Thucydides  :  The Reinvention of History - Donald Kagan


The Reinvention of History

Paperback Published: 26th October 2010
ISBN: 9780143118299
Number Of Pages: 272
For Ages: 18+ years old

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The bestselling author of The Peloponnesian War examines Thucydides as the first modern historian.

Donald Kagan's magisterial history of the Peloponnesian War is recognized as a landmark of classical scholarship. Now, Kagan-one of the most respected classical historians in the world-turns his attention from one of the greatest conflicts in history to the author who so magnificently chronicled it: Thucydides, the first truly modern historian. This study offers readers a remarkable opportunity to experience one great historian engaging another across the centuries, in a work that is at once an engrossing voyage of discovery, a moving tribute, and a revelatory meditation on the practice of history and its value in human affairs.

About The Author

Donald Kagan is Sterling Professor of Classics and History at Yale University and the recipient of a National Humanities Medal for 2002. He is the author of many books and articles on a wide range of subjects. He lives in Hamden, Connecticut.

Introductionp. 1
Thucydides the Revisionistp. 23
Causes of the War-Corcyrap. 35
Causes of the War-From Corcyra to the Megarian Decreep. 58
The Strategy of Periclesp. 75
Was Periclean Athens a Democracy?p. 98
Cleon's Lucky Victory at Pylosp. 115
Thucydides and Cleon at Amphipolisp. 140
The Decision for a Sicilian Expeditionp. 162
Who Was Responsible for the Sicilian Disaster?p. 188
Conclusionp. 223
Notesp. 235
Indexp. 247
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ISBN: 9780143118299
ISBN-10: 0143118293
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 26th October 2010
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 14.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.23