The Art Of War

Author : Sunzi
ISBN : 9780231133838
Genre : Philosophy
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Compiled during the Warring States period of 475-221 B.C.E., The Art of War has had an enormous impact on the development of Chinese military strategy over the past two thousand years and occupies an important place in East Asian intellectual history. It is the first known attempt to formulate a rational basis for the planning and conduct of military operations, and while numerous editions of the work exist, Victor Mair's translation is the first to remain true to the original structure and essential style of the text. Mair's fidelity to the original, along with his insightful commentary and reliance on archaeologically recovered manuscripts, breaks new ground in solving The Art of War's difficult textual and contextual problems. He confronts complex questions concerning the authorship of the work, asserting that Sun Wu, a supposed strategist of the Spring and Autumn period (770-476 B.C.E.) to whom the text is traditionally attributed, never existed. Instead, Mair claims that The Art of War coalesced over a period of around seventy-five years, from the middle of the fourth century to the first quarter of the third century B.C.E. Mair also reveals the way The Art of War reflects historical developments in technological and military strategy in civilizations throughout Eurasia, especially in regards to iron metallurgy. He demonstrates the close link between the philosophy in The Art of War and Taoism and discusses the reception of the text from the classical period to today. Finally, Mair highlights previously unaddressed stylistic and statistical aspects and includes philological annotations that present new ways of approaching the intellectual and social background of the work. A phenomenal achievement, Mair's comprehensive translation is an indispensable resource for today's students, strategists, and scholars.
Category: Philosophy

The Art Of War

Author : Sun Tzu
ISBN : 1609422295
Genre : History
File Size : 50.87 MB
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The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the 5th century BC attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu. It is commonly thought of as a definitive work on military strategy and tactics. It has had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond. Mao Zedong, General Vo Nguyen Giap, General Douglas MacArthur and leaders of Imperial Japan have drawn inspiration from the work.
Category: History

The Art Of War

Author : Sun Tzu
ISBN : 9780486130613
Genre : History
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DIVWidely regarded as "The Oldest Military Treatise in the World," this landmark work covers principles of strategy, tactics, maneuvering, communication, and supplies; the use of terrain, fire, and the seasons of the year; much more. /div
Category: History

The Art Of War Illustrated

Author : Sun Tzu
ISBN : 9782366682366
Genre : History
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Written in the fifth century B.C. by Sun Tzu, a high-ranking military general, the Art of War still remain the most celebrated military treatise in the literature of China.
Category: History

The Art Of War

Author : D. Tarver
ISBN : 9781462041046
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 75.39 MB
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Book One of The Warrior Series Sun Tzu and Sun Pin's timeless strategic masterpieces are constantly analyzed and interpreted by leaders worldwide. For the first time ever, author D.E. Tarver explains the classic texts, The Art of War by Sun Tzu and The Art of Warfare by Sun Pin, in plain English. War is the perfect training ground for teaching Sun Tzu's ancient philosophies to attaining victory over an opponent. The Art of War outlines the steps for outwitting the enemy, be it an army of 10,000 or an unresponsive client. The Art of War teaches leaders strategies to attain victory by: Knowing when to stand up to an opponent, and when to back down. How to be confident without being overly confident. Considering the cost of the campaign before launching an attack. Avoiding an opponent's strengths and striking his weaknesses. "The one who is first to the field of battle has time to rest, while his opponent rushes into the conflict weary and confused. The first will be fresh and alert. The second will waste most of his energy trying to catch up." Be the first to the battlefield with The Art of War.
Category: Business & Economics

The Art Of War

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ISBN : 1845575180
Genre : Military art and science
File Size : 69.3 MB
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Sun Tzu and his principles for the conduct of warfare have been the subject of serious study the world over. "The Art of War" has been popularised in business and management texts on account of its amazing relevance to the world of business, sports, and diplomacy as well as to personal lives. Sun Tzu is the most frequently quoted Chinese personality in the world today.
Category: Military art and science

The Art Of War By Sun Tzu

Author : Jeff Mcneill
ISBN : 9781938412004
Genre : History
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The Art of War is a classic of military strategy. It is ascribed to Sun Tzu, also named Sunzi or Sun Wu, a quasi-legendary figure. The work has been dated from between the 6th to the 3rd century BCE. It is known worldwide and is read widely by students of military and political science. As with other classics, many of its themes are timeless and quotations from the work can be meaningful apart from the thousands of years which separate us from the time and place of its creation. The present work is a new edition based on the original translation of James Legge. The 19th century English prose of Legge is awkward to our modern ears, and slows down our reading and appreciation of this classic. The Art of War is not a long book, but historically it has always been sold along with hundreds of pages of introduction, commentary, and analysis. More often than not that commentary itself is hard to understand, as much of it is hundreds or thousands of years old, and translated into the same awkward English prose. This modern edition is meant to communicate the authentic essence and meaning of this work in modern, accessible English prose, focusing only on what can be clearly conveyed and understood, and jettisoning the rest.
Category: History

The Art Of War

Author : Tzu, Sun
ISBN : 9785000640074
Genre : Fiction
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The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise attributed to Sun Tzu, a high-ranking military general, strategist and tactician. The text is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare. It is commonly known to be the definitive work on military strategy and tactics of its time. It has been the most famous and influential of China's Seven Military Classics, and "for the last two thousand years it remained the most important military treatise in Asia, where even the common people knew it by name." It has had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond.
Category: Fiction

Sun Tzu S The Art Of War

Author : Sun Tzu
ISBN : 9781929194421
Genre : History
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Sun Tzu's The Art of War is the important book on strategy. This book is used as the basis for non-English translations around the world-even in Asia. It also includes a free download of an audio book MP3.
Category: History

The Illustrated Art Of War

Author : Samuel B. Griffith
ISBN : 019518999X
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 20.58 MB
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Seventy-five color and black-and-white images are featured in this striking illustrated edition of the classic, two-thousand-year-old work on combat, military strategy, and leadership.
Category: Business & Economics