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Thucydides on strategy : grand strategies in the Pelopennesian War and their relevance today

Author: Athanasios G Platias; Kōnstantinos Koliopoulos
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2010.
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"This volume details the strategic concepts at work within the History of the Peloponnesian War and demonstrates how, through case studies of recent conflicts in Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq, Thucydidean thought remains vital to the analysis to strategic operations"--Jacket.
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Named Person: Thucydides; Thucydides.; Thucydides
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Athanasios G Platias; Kōnstantinos Koliopoulos
ISBN: 9780231701334 0231701330
OCLC Number: 320798555
Description: xiv, 197 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Chronology --
Grand strategy : a framework for analysis --
Athens and Sparta : power structures, early conflict and the causes of war --
Periclean grand strategy --
Spartan grand strategy --
Thucydides and strategy in perspective --
Epilogue --
Annex: Strategic concepts in Thucydides.
Responsibility: Athanassios G. Platias & Constantinos Koliopoulos.

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"This volume details the strategic concepts at work within the History of the Peloponnesian War and demonstrates how, through case studies of recent conflicts in Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq, Thucydidean thought remains vital to the analysis to strategic operations"--Jacket.

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an excellent companion to the History, and an aid to the essential reflection that Thucydides's work requires. -- Lieutenant General Sir John Kiszely(Retd) Rusi Journal vol 155, no 5

 
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