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The art of war

Author: Sunzi; Lionel Giles
Publisher: San Diego, California : Canterbury Classics, 2014. ©2014
Series: Word cloud classics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dated to about fifth century BC, The Art of War is considered the oldest treatise on war in the world. Attributed to Sun Tzu of the Zhou dynasty, the book is composed of thirteen chapters, each addressing a particular aspect of warfare, such as planning offenses, military combat, and the employment of spies. Influential in eastern civilization for millennia and in western culture since its first translation in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Early works
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sunzi, active 6th century B.C.
Art of war.
San Diego, California : Canterbury Classics, ©2014
224 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sunzi; Lionel Giles
ISBN: 9781626861312 1626861315
OCLC Number: 880451568
Description: 1 online resource (221 pages).
Contents: The art of war (without commentary); laying plans; waging war; attack by stratagem; tactical dispositions; energy; weak points and strong; maneuvering; variation of tactics; the army on the march; terrain; the nine situations; the attack by fire; the use of spies; the art of war (with commentary); introduction; the text of sun tzŭ; the commentators; appreciations of sun tzŭ; apologies for war; bibliography; the art of war (the oldest military treatise in the world); laying plans; waging war; attack by stratagem; tactical dispositions; energy; weak points and strong; maneuvering. Variation of tacticsthe army on the march; terrain; the nine situations; the attack by fire; the use of spies.
Series Title: Word cloud classics.
Responsibility: Sun Tzu ; translation and commentary by Lionel Giles.

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Dated to about fifth century BC, The Art of War is considered the oldest treatise on war in the world. Attributed to Sun Tzu of the Zhou dynasty, the book is composed of thirteen chapters, each addressing a particular aspect of warfare, such as planning offenses, military combat, and the employment of spies. Influential in eastern civilization for millennia and in western culture since its first translation in the 18th century, the teachings of this book have been applied to scenarios as varied as office politics, the Vietnam War, and American football. Now this living military hei.

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