The Book Of War; The Military Classic Of The Far East by Everard Ferguson Calthrop

The Book Of War; The Military Classic Of The Far East

byEverard Ferguson Calthrop

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908. Excerpt: ... THE ARTICLES OF SUNTZU I PRELIMINARY RECKONING The words of Sun the Master:--To all nations War is a great matter. Upon the army death or life depend: it is the means of the existence or destruction of the State. Therefore it must be diligently studied. Now, in war, besides stratagem and the situation, there are five indispensable matters. The first is called The Way;1 the second, Heaven; the third, Earth; the fourth, the Leader; the fifth, Law. The Way or the proper conduct of man. If the ruling authority be upright, the people are united: fearless of danger, their lives are at the service of their Lord. 1 The five virtues of humanity, righteousness, propriety, wisdom and faith are known as The Way. Heaven. Yin and Yang;1 heat and cold; time and season. Earth. Distance; nature; extent; strategic position. The Leader. Intelligence; truth; benevolence; courage and strictness. Law. Partition and ordering of troops. These things must be known by the leader: to know them is to conquer; to know them not is to be defeated. Further, with regard to these and the following seven matters, the condition of the enemy must be compared with our own. The seven matters are:--The virtue of the prince; the ability of the general; natural advantages; the discipline of the armies; the strength of the soldiers; training of the soldiers; justice both in reward and punishment. Knowing these things, I can foretell the victor. 1 The Yin and Yang are the two "principles into which natural phenomena are divided in Chinese philosophy. Yin is the masculine, active, or light principle, and Yang is the feminine, passive, or dark principle. In this connection, day and night, rain, mist and wind are designated. If a general under me fight according to my plans, he always conquers, and I ...

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Title:The Book Of War; The Military Classic Of The Far EastFormat:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021757436X

ISBN - 13:9780217574365

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