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Art of War/Book of Lord Shang

by Sun Tzu

Wordsworth Editions | September 1, 1998 | unknown

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Translated by Yuan Shibing and J.J.L.Duyvendak. With introductions by Robert Wilkinson.The two political classics in this book are the product of a time of intense turmoil in Chinese history. Dating from the Period of the Warring States(403-221BC), they anticipate Machiavelli''s The Prince by nearly 2000 years. Art of War is the best known of a considerable body of Chinese works on the subject. It analyses the nature of war, and reveals how victory may be ensured. The Book of Lord Shang is a political treatise for the instruction of rulers. These texts are anything but armchair strategy or ivory-tower speculation. They are serious, urgent and practical responses to the desperate situations in which they were written. They have been immensely influential both inside and outside China.

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Published: September 1, 1998

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1853267791

ISBN - 13: 9781853267796

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Art of War/Book of Lord Shang

by Sun Tzu

Format: unknown

Published: September 1, 1998

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1853267791

ISBN - 13: 9781853267796

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Translated by Yuan Shibing and J.J.L.Duyvendak. With introductions by Robert Wilkinson.The two political classics in this book are the product of a time of intense turmoil in Chinese history. Dating from the Period of the Warring States(403-221BC), they anticipate Machiavelli''s The Prince by nearly 2000 years. Art of War is the best known of a considerable body of Chinese works on the subject. It analyses the nature of war, and reveals how victory may be ensured. The Book of Lord Shang is a political treatise for the instruction of rulers. These texts are anything but armchair strategy or ivory-tower speculation. They are serious, urgent and practical responses to the desperate situations in which they were written. They have been immensely influential both inside and outside China.

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Published nearly two millennia before Machiavelli`s The Prince, the two books in this single volume were both written during China`s tumultuous Period of the Warring States. Sun Tzu`s The Art of War is a classic of military strategy, ranging over the exigencies of wartime tactics, both on and off the battlefield. Equally fascinating is The Book of Lord Shang, an intense study of the nature and practice of statecraft. This Wordsworth Classics edition also includes an introduction to each text by scholar and philosopher Robert Wilkinson. 
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