The Landmark Thucydides

The Landmark Thucydides
Author: Thucydides
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 713
Release: 2008-04
ISBN: 1416590870
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Landmark Thucydides Book Excerpt:

Chronicles two decades of war between Athens and Sparta.

The Landmark Thucydides

The Landmark Thucydides
Author: Thucydides,Robert B. Strassler,Victor Davis Hanson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 707
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Greece
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Landmark Thucydides

The Landmark Thucydides
Author: Robert B. Strassler
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Greece
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Ship of State

The Ship of State
Author: Norma Thompson
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2008-10-01
ISBN: 0300128053
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ship of State Book Excerpt:

This provocative and illuminating book provides a new perspective on the development of political thought from Homer to Machiavelli, Tocqueville, and Gertrude Stein (who is introduced here, for the first time, as a writer of political significance). Providing nuanced readings of key texts by these and other thinkers, Norma Thompson locates a powerful theme: that the political health of organized political communities—from the ancient polis to the modern state to contemporary democracy—requires a balance between masculine and feminine qualities. Although most critics view the Western tradition as a progression away from misogyny and toward rights for women, Thompson contends that the need for balance in the political community was well understood in earlier eras. Only now has it been almost entirely overlooked in our focus on surface indications of strict gender equality. Thompson argues that political rhetoric must once again promote the reconciliation of masculine and feminine forces in order to achieve effective politics and statecraft.

Thucydides

Thucydides
Author: Robin S. Doak
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2006-07
ISBN: 9780756518752
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thucydides Book Excerpt:

Learn about the life of this famous early historian.

U S Army War College Guide to National Security Issues Theory of war and strategy

U S  Army War College Guide to National Security Issues  Theory of war and strategy
Author: J. Boone Bartholomees
Publsiher: Defense Department
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

U S Army War College Guide to National Security Issues Theory of war and strategy Book Excerpt:

"This edition of the U. S. Army War College guide to national security policy and strategy continues to reflect the structure and approach of the core national security strategy and policy curriculum at the War College. The fifth edition is published in two volumes that correspond roughly to the Department of National Security and Strategy's core courses: "Theory of war and strategy" and "National security policy and strategy." Like previous editions, this one is based on its predecessor, but contains both updates and new scholarship. Over a third of the chapters are new or have undergone significant rewrites. Many chapters, some of which appeared for years in this work, have been removed. Nevertheless, the book remains unchanged in intent and purpose. Although this is not primarily a textbook, it does reflect both the method and manner that the U.S. Army War College uses to teach strategy formulation to America's future senior leaders. The book is not a comprehensive or exhaustive treatment of either strategic theory or the policymaking process. Both volumes are organized to proceed from the general to the specific. Thus, the first volume opens with general thoughts on the nature and theory of war and strategy, proceeds to look at the complex aspect of power, and concludes with specific theoretical issues. Similarly, the second volume begins by examining the policy/strategy process, moves to a look at the strategic environment, and concludes with some specific issues. This edition continues the effort begun in the 4th edition to include several short case studies to illustrate the primary material in the volume"--Introd.

Thucydides and the Pursuit of Freedom

Thucydides and the Pursuit of Freedom
Author: Mary P. Nichols
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-03-05
ISBN: 0801455588
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thucydides and the Pursuit of Freedom Book Excerpt:

In this book, Mary P. Nichols argues for the centrality of the idea of freedom in Thucydides' thought.

The Lessons of Tragedy

The Lessons of Tragedy
Author: Hal Brands,Charles Edel
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2019-02-26
ISBN: 0300244924
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lessons of Tragedy Book Excerpt:

An eloquent call to draw on the lessons of the past to address current threats to international order The ancient Greeks hard-wired a tragic sensibility into their culture. By looking disaster squarely in the face, by understanding just how badly things could spiral out of control, they sought to create a communal sense of responsibility and courage—to spur citizens and their leaders to take the difficult actions necessary to avert such a fate. Today, after more than seventy years of great-power peace and a quarter-century of unrivaled global leadership, Americans have lost their sense of tragedy. They have forgotten that the descent into violence and war has been all too common throughout human history. This amnesia has become most pronounced just as Americans and the global order they created are coming under graver threat than at any time in decades. In a forceful argument that brims with historical sensibility and policy insights, two distinguished historians argue that a tragic sensibility is necessary if America and its allies are to address the dangers that menace the international order today. Tragedy may be commonplace, Brands and Edel argue, but it is not inevitable—so long as we regain an appreciation of the world’s tragic nature before it is too late.

Thucydides s Melian Dialogue and Sicilian Expedition

Thucydides s Melian Dialogue and Sicilian Expedition
Author: Martha C. Taylor
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 486
Release: 2019-01-17
ISBN: 0806164131
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thucydides s Melian Dialogue and Sicilian Expedition Book Excerpt:

Best known for his account of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides (c. 454–c. 395 b.c.) was an Athenian general and historian. This valuable commentary addresses the most famous part of Thucydides’s narrative: the Sicilian Expedition (books 6–8.1), which resulted in a major defeat for Athens. Designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of Greek, Martha C. Taylor’s student-friendly text is the first single volume in more than a century to focus on the expedition and the first to include the Melian Dialogue (5.84–116), considered the “prelude” to the invasion. Many beginning readers of Thucydides require assistance with the author’s often difficult constructions. In her notes to the text, Taylor breaks down Thucydides’s convoluted sentences and explains them piece by piece. Her notes also explain the author’s many historical and literary references. In her in-depth introduction, Taylor provides students with all the information they need to begin reading Thucydides. She discusses what we know about the Greek author—and what we do not—and she analyzes his unique language and style. To place the Sicilian Expedition in historical context, she summarizes the events leading up to and following the Sicilian Expedition, and she examines important aspects of Athenian democracy, including Thucydides’s presentation of the Athenian boule, the city’s advisory citizen council. In addition to textual and historical commentary, this volume includes three maps; an appendix addressing the epitaph of Perikles (2.65.5–13), in which Thucydides appears to contradict his later presentation of the Sicilian Expedition; source suggestions for student term papers on relevant topics; and a general bibliography. Thucydides’s Melian Dialogue and Sicilian Expedition is designed for use with the Oxford Classical Text of Thucydides, which is available online.

Cross Domain Deterrence

Cross Domain Deterrence
Author: Erik Gartzke,Jon R. Lindsay
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-02-01
ISBN: 019090867X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cross Domain Deterrence Book Excerpt:

The complexity of the twenty-first century threat landscape contrasts markedly with the bilateral nuclear bargaining context envisioned by classical deterrence theory. Nuclear and conventional arsenals continue to develop alongside anti-satellite programs, autonomous robotics or drones, cyber operations, biotechnology, and other innovations barely imagined in the early nuclear age. The concept of cross-domain deterrence (CDD) emerged near the end of the George W. Bush administration as policymakers and commanders confronted emerging threats to vital military systems in space and cyberspace. The Pentagon now recognizes five operational environments or so-called domains (land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace), and CDD poses serious problems in practice. In Cross-Domain Deterrence, Erik Gartzke and Jon R. Lindsay assess the theoretical relevance of CDD for the field of International Relations. As a general concept, CDD posits that how actors choose to deter affects the quality of the deterrence they achieve. Contributors to this volume include senior and junior scholars and national security practitioners. Their chapters probe the analytical utility of CDD by examining how differences across, and combinations of, different military and non-military instruments can affect choices and outcomes in coercive policy in historical and contemporary cases.

Classical Rhetorics and Rhetoricians

Classical Rhetorics and Rhetoricians
Author: Michelle Ballif,Michael G. Moran
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780313321788
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classical Rhetorics and Rhetoricians Book Excerpt:

Alphabetically arranged entries on roughly 60 leading rhetoricians of antiquity detail their lives and writings and cite works for further reading.

The Poetics of Fear

The Poetics of Fear
Author: Chris Erickson
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2010-05-05
ISBN: 144111923X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poetics of Fear Book Excerpt:

The Poetics of Fear looks at how fear is used for political purposes, focusing on the binary logic of 'this is the way things are, and there is nothing (else) you can do about it' -- a logic that underlies the realist tradition in international relations theory. The Shield of Achilles from Homer's Iliad is used as metaphorical analysis to look at what the politics of fear is, how it works, and how it can be resisted. It aims to provide a human response to human security matters. The work first shows how the Shield works to paralyze its audience. How can it be resisted? One response is to offer a warning about the hazards of bearing the Shield. After looking at thinkers such as Plato, Baudrillard, and Nietzsche, the work concludes with an examination of ekphrasis as a critical tool.With a unique and fresh perspective, The Poetics of Fear will be relevant to those interested in security studies and critical theoretical approaches to political science.

Radical Future Pasts

Radical Future Pasts
Author: Romand Coles,Mark Reinhardt,George Shulman
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 542
Release: 2014-07-10
ISBN: 0813145538
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radical Future Pasts Book Excerpt:

Written by both well-established and rising scholars, Radical Future Pasts seeks to open up new possibilities for theoretical inquiries and engagements with practical political struggles. Unlike conventional "state of the discipline" collections, this volume does not summarize the history of political theory. Rather than accept traditional ideas about the political past, the contributors reinterpret canonical and current texts to demonstrate fresh interpretations and narratives. Led by editors Romand Coles, Mark Reinhardt, and George Shulman, and inspired by the work of Peter Euben, the contributors both explore and exemplify the range and importance of political theory's different genres while concentrating on such themes as time and temporality, the politics of tragedy, and political movements and subjectivities. A groundbreaking volume featuring the best new scholarship in the field, this provocative book will be useful to scholars and students interested in political theory and its relationship to political practice.

Thucydides Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Thucydides  Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide
Author: Oxford University Press
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2010-05-01
ISBN: 9780199803217
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thucydides Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide Book Excerpt:

This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of classics. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.

Reconsidering American Power

Reconsidering American Power
Author: John D. Kelly,Kurt Jacobsen,Marston H. Morgan
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 572
Release: 2019-12-05
ISBN: 0199097798
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reconsidering American Power Book Excerpt:

Postcolonial studies, postmodern studies, even posthuman studies emerge, and intellectuals demand that social sciences be remade to address fundamentals of the human condition, from human rights to global environmental crises. Since these fields owe so much to American state sponsorship, is it easier to reimagine the human and the modern than to properly measure the pervasive American influence? Reconsidering American Power offers trenchant studies by renowned scholars who reassess the role of the social sciences in the construction and upkeep of the Pax Americana and the influence of Pax Americana on the social sciences. With the thematic image for this enterprise as the ‘fiery hunt’ for Ahab’s whale, the contributors pursue realities behind the theories, and reconsider the real origins and motives of their fields with an eye on what will deter or repurpose the ‘fiery hunts’ to come, by offering a critical insider’s view.

The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides

The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides
Author: Ryan Balot,Sarah Forsdyke,Edith Foster
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 773
Release: 2017-02-10
ISBN: 0190647744
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides contains newly commissioned essays on Thucydides as an historian, thinker, and writer. It also features chapters on Thucydides' intellectual context and ancient reception. The creative juxtaposition of historical, literary, philosophical, and reception studies allows for a better grasp of Thucydides' complex project and its intellectual context, while at the same time providing a comprehensive introduction to the author's ideas. The volume is organized into four sections of papers: History, Historiography, Political Theory, and Context and Reception. It therefore bridges traditionally divided disciplines. The authors engaged to write the forty chapters for this volume include both well-known scholars and less well-known innovators, who bring fresh ideas and new points of view. Articles avoid technical jargon and long footnotes, and are written in an accessible style. Finally, the volume includes a thorough introduction prefacing each paper, as well as several maps and an up-to-date bibliography that will enable further study. The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides offers a comprehensive introduction to a thinker and writer whose simultaneous depth and innovativeness have been the focus of intense literary and philosophical study since ancient times.

Point of Attack

Point of Attack
Author: John Yoo
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2014
ISBN: 0199347735
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Point of Attack Book Excerpt:

'Point of Attack' argues that the time has come to replace the international rules of war. Current law permits nations to resort to force only in self-defence or under UN authority, which perversely allows mass civilian killings, civil wars, weapons proliferation, and terrorism to run rampant. A new approach should allow the great powers to intervene when a war would benefit global welfare more than the costs.

Thucydides on Politics

Thucydides on Politics
Author: Geoffrey Hawthorn
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2014-03-20
ISBN: 1107039169
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thucydides on Politics Book Excerpt:

Thucydides famously declared his work to be 'a possession for all time', and so it has proved to be, as each age and generation has seen new things to admire in it and take from it. In the last hundred years, Thucydides has been interpreted and invoked in support of many different positions in politics, political theory and international relations. Geoffrey Hawthorn offers a new and highly original reading, one that sees him as neither simply an ancestor nor a colleague but as an unsurpassed guide to a deeper realism about politics. In this account, Thucydides emerges as sensitive to the non-rational and the limits of human agency, sceptical about political speech, resistant to easy generalisations or theoretical reductions, and opposed to any practical, moral or constitutional closure in politics. The book will be of interest to students of politics and classics.

Joint Force Quarterly

Joint Force Quarterly
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Unified operations (Military science)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Thoughts on War

Thoughts on War
Author: Phillip S. Meilinger
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN: 0813178916
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thoughts on War Book Excerpt:

War is changing. Unlike when modern military doctrine was forged, the United States no longer mobilizes massive land forces for direct political gain. Instead, the US fights small, overseas wars by global mandate to overthrow dictators, destroy terrorist groups, and broker regional peace. These conflicts hardly resemble the total wars fought and expected by foundational military theorists such as Carl von Clausewitz, yet their paradigms are ingrained in modern thinking. The twenty-first-century's new geopolitical situation demands new principles for warfare—deemphasizing decisive land victory in favor of airpower, intelligence systems, and indigenous ground forces. In Thoughts on War, Phillip S. Meilinger confronts the shortcomings of US military dogma in search of a new strategic doctrine. Inter-service rivalries and conventional theories failed the US in lengthy Korea, Vietnam, and Middle East conflicts. Jettisoning traditional perspectives and their focus on decisive battles, Meilinger revisits historical campaigns looking for answers to more persistent challenges—how to coordinate forces, manipulate time, and fight on two fronts. This provocative collection of new and expanded essays offers a fresh, if controversial, perspective on time-honored military values, one which encourages a critical revision of US military strategy.