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The Peloponnesian War

By Kagan, Donald




For three decades in the fifth century b.c. the ancient world was torn apart bya conflict that was as dramatic, divisive, and destructive as the world wars of the twentieth century: the Peloponnesian War. Donald Kagan, one of the world’s most respected classical, political, and military historians, here presents a new account of this vicious war of Greek against Greek, Athenian against Spartan. The Peloponnesian War is a magisterial work of history written for general readers, offering a fresh examination of a pivotal moment in Western civilization. With a lively, readable narrative that conveys a richly
detailed portrait of a vanished world while honoring its timeless relevance, The Peloponnesian War is a chronicle of the rise and fall of a great empire and of a dark time whose lessons still resonate today.


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Donald Kagan

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Donald Kagan

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Kagan, Donald

New York: Viking, 2003. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. Jeffrey L. Ward (Maps) and Michael Marsland (autho. xxvii, [3], 511, [1] pages. Maps. Sources for the History of the Peloponnesian War. Index. Minor edge soiling. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Donald Kagan (born May 1, 1932) is an American historian and classicist at Yale University specializing in ancient Greece, notable for his four-volume history of the Peloponnesian War. He formerly taught in the Department of History at Cornell University. At present, Kagan is considered among the foremost American scholars of Greek history. Known for his prolific research of the Peloponnesian War; Kagan is also famous for his work On the Origins of War and the Preservation of Peace, a comparative history examining four major conflicts (the Peloponnesian War, World War I, the Second Punic War, and World War II) and one non-conflict (the Cuban Missile Crisis) with the purpose of identifying how and why wars do or do not begin. The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded Donald Kagan the National Humanities Medal in 2002. Derived from a Kirkus review: The tale of an ancient conflict, with ample leadership lessons for contemporary statesmen on fate and miscalculation. The Peloponnesian War (431-404 b.c.) ended a golden age of peace, prosperity, and cultural achievement in the Hellenic world. It featured Sparta, the leading army and authoritarian regime in Greece; Athens, the greatest naval power and imperial democracy; and allied city-states. With the death of Pericles two years into the war, Athens lost firm, consistent leadership and thereafter veered between peace and expansionist factions. At the end of hostilities, both sides had abandoned their war aims. The author points out innovative tactics, such as the use of enormous flame-throwers, with the same dexterity that distinguishes his portraits of major personalities like Nicias, the Athenian general who turned the Sicilian campaign of 415 b.c. into a debacle. Authoritative history demonstrating that the reactions of leaders during wartime have altered little.

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Kagan, Donald

New York: Viking, 2003 For almost three decades at the end of the fifth century B.C., Athens and Sparta fought a war that changed the Greek world and its civilization forever. A conflict unprecedented in its brutality, the Peloponnesian War brought a collapse in the institutions, beliefs, and customs that were the foundations of society. Today, scholars in fields ranging from international relations and political and military history to political philosophy continue to study the war for its timeless relevance to the history of our own time. Now Donald Kagan, classical scholar and historian of international relations, ancient and modern, presents a sweeping new narrative of this epic contest that captures all its drama, action, and tragedy. In describing the rise and fall of a great empire he examines the clash between two disparate societies, the interplay of intelligence and chance in human affairs, the role of great human beings in determining the course of events, and the challenge of leadership and the limits in which it must operate. The result is an engrossing, fresh perspective on a key historical event that will be welcomed by general readers and history buffs alike-and anyone seeking a better understanding of the pivotal events that shaped the world as we know it. 511p.maps, bibliography,index.. 1st US Edition.. Hard Cover. New/New.

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New York: Viking, 2003 For almost three decades at the end of the fifth century B.C., Athens and Sparta fought a war that changed the Greek world and its civilization forever. A conflict unprecedented in its brutality, the Peloponnesian War brought a collapse in the institutions, beliefs, and customs that were the foundations of society. Today, scholars in fields ranging from international relations and political and military history to political philosophy continue to study the war for its timeless relevance to the history of our own time. Now Donald Kagan, classical scholar and historian of international relations, ancient and modern, presents a sweeping new narrative of this epic contest that captures all its drama, action, and tragedy. In describing the rise and fall of a great empire he examines the clash between two disparate societies, the interplay of intelligence and chance in human affairs, the role of great human beings in determining the course of events, and the challenge of leadership and the limits in which it must operate. The result is an engrossing, fresh perspective on a key historical event that will be welcomed by general readers and history buffs alike-and anyone seeking a better understanding of the pivotal events that shaped the world as we know it. 511p.maps, bibliography,index.. 1st US Edition.. Hard Cover. New/New.

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Kagan, Donald

Penguin Books, 2004. Paperback. New. 8.4 x 5.5 cm.

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Donald Kagan

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Donald Kagan

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Kagan, Donald

US: Viking, 2003-05-12. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good Very Good. 511 pages. Light edgewear to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy. Record # 461300

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Kagan, Donald

New York: Viking [0-670-03211-5] [2003]. (Hardcover) xxvii, 511pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Maps, index. Locale: Greece. (Military, Classical History, Military--Greece, Peloponnesian War).

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Kagan, Donald

New York: Viking Press, 2003. 1st. Hardcover. Book fine, Dust jacket fine..

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THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR

Donald Kagan

(Subject: Early Warfare) For almost three decades at the end of the 5th century B.C. the Peloponnesian war pitted Greek against Greek. The Athenians with their rich legacy of democracy and political rights were pitted against the militaristic, oligarchic Spartan state. The result was a period of unprecedented brutality and with it came a collapse in institutions, beliefs and restraints. (Published: 2003) (Publisher: Viking) (ISBN: 0670032115) (Pagination: 511pp maps) (Condition: Good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

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The Peloponnesian War

Kagan, Donald

New York: Viking. Hardcover. 2003. 1st Edition. 8vo 511pp . Near Fine in Near Fine DJ. One bottom corner slightly bumped .

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Kagan, Donald

Penguin Group USA. Reprint. Politics & History. New. Brand New: This item is brand new unopened, never used and still in its original manufacturer condition.

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The Peloponnesian War

Kagan, Donald

New York, Etc.: Viking, 2003. xxvii, 511p., maps, dj.

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PELOPONNESIAN WAR, The

Kagan, Donald

New York: Viking, 2003. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good Very Good. New York, Viking, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust jacket: Very Good, Hardcover. Illustrated title page. Gilt titles on spine. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. . 511 pages. Record # 467894 Record # 467894

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Peloponnesian War

Donald Kagan

Harper Collins, 2003-11-03. Hardcover. Good.

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The Peloponnesian War

Donald Kagan

Penguin Books, 2004-04-27. Reprint. Paperback. Used:Good.

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The Peloponnesian War

Kagan, Donald

Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. 0142004375 Minor shelf wear . Very Good.

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The Peloponnesian War

Donald M. Kagan

Paperback. New. The Stalingrad of the ancient world, this is an immensely readable, brilliant, brutal and vivid history of the greatest and bloodiest war of ancient Greece.The Peloponnesian War, fought 2,500 years ago between oligarchic Sparta and democratic Athens for control of Greece, is brought spectacularly to

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THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR

Kagan, Donald

New York: Viking, [2003]. Hardcover. Near Fine in dust jacket, remainder mark on bottom edge. 9.6 x 6.4 x 1.7 inches. First Edition A popular retelling based on Kagan's scholarly four-volume history of the conflict

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The Peloponnesian War

Donald Kagan

New York: Viking Penguin, 2003. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. pp. 511, b/w maps, ""For almost three decades at the end of the fifth century B.C., Athens and Sparta fought a war that changed the Greek world and its civilization forever. A conflict unprecedented in its brutality, the Peloponnesian War brought a collapse in the institutions, beliefs, and customs that were the foundations of society.…

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The Peloponnesian War

DONALD KAGAN

Penguin (Non-Classics), April 2004. Paper Back Paper Back. New.

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The Peloponnesian War

Kagan, Donald

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Viking Press, 2003. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Book Club.

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The Peloponnesian War

Kagan, Donald

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Viking Press, 2003. clean, unmarked copy.. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Book Club.

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The Peloponnesian War

Kagan, Donald

Viking, 2003. Large, thicker, heavy sturdy book, dark red spine, cream-marbled boards, creases at bottom front tip, very bright gilt lettering and design on spine, 511 pages with some maps. DJ glossy with a bas-relief of warriors fighting on front and spine, praise on back from George Steiner, the New Yorker, Richard Bernstein in New York Times and others. DJ has tiny nick at top back tip. Near Very Fine DJ/Fine book.. 2d. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Very Fine.

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The Peloponnesian War

Donald Kagan

Viking. Used - Very Good. 2003. Hardcover. Very Good.

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The Peloponnesian War

Donald Kagan

New York: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 2004 . First edition. Paperback. Very Good/No Dj. 8vo. pp. 544, ""This single volume, based on the original's scholarship but incorporating significant new dimensions, is intended for the educated general reader. Kagan, a chaired professor of classics and history at Yale, describes his intention to offer both intellectual pleasure and a source of the wisdom so many have sought by studying this war. On…

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The Peloponnesian War

Kagan, Donald

New York, NY: Viking Press, 2003. Hardcover. Fine/As New. Size=6.5"x9.5". 30 Maps. (full book description) Viking Press, New York, NY, 2003. 3rd Printing, Fine-/Fine, Hard Cover, w/Dust Jacket. Size=6.5"x9.5", 511pgs(Index). 30 Maps. 1" long black line on bottom page ends, o.w. clean, tight and bright. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing etc. Price unclipped. ISBN 0670032115 [Military History; Ancient Greece; Greek Wars; Athenians; Spartans; Sparta] SELLING WORLDWIDE SINCE 1987. WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE! 3rd Printing

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