Thucydides

Thucydides

The Reinvention of History

Book - 2009
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Penguin Putnam
The grandeur and power of Thucydides' The Peloponnesian War have enthralled readers, historians, and statesmen alike for two and a half millennia, and the work and its author have had an enduring influence on those who think about international relations and war, especially in our own time. In Thucydides, Donald Kagan, one of our foremost classics scholars, illuminates the great historian and his work both by examining him in the context of his time and by considering him as a revisionist historian.


Thucydides took a spectacular leap into modernity by refusing to seek explanations for human behavior in the will of the gods, or even in the will of individuals, looking instead at the behavior of men in society. In this context, Kagan explains how The Peloponnesian War differs significantly from other accounts offered by Thucydides' contemporaries and stands as the first modern work of political history, dramatically influencing the manner in which history has been conceptualized ever since.

David Brown Book Co
The grandeur and power of Thucydides' The Peloponnesian War have enthralled readers, historians, and statesmen alike for two and a half millennia, and the work and its author have had an enduring influence on those who think about international relations and war, especially in our own time.

Baker & Taylor
A Yale professor's reassessment of the life and contributions of the ancient revisionist historian places him in a context of his time, citing the pivotal influence of his refusal to credit the gods or individuals with the societal events documented in The Peloponnesian War.

Baker
& Taylor

Reassesses of the life and contributions of the ancient revisionist historian to place him in the context of his time, citing the pivotal influence of his refusal to credit the gods or individuals with the societal events documented in "The Peloponnesian War."

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Viking, 2009
ISBN: 9780670021291
0670021296
Branch Call Number: 938.05 T421Z, K119t
Characteristics: 257 p. : maps ; 24 cm

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