The art of war

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Compiled during the Warring States period of 475-221 B.C.E., The Art of War has had an enormous impact on the development of Chinese military strategy over the past two thousand years and occupies an important place in East Asian intellectual history. It is the first known attempt to formulate a rational basis for the planning and conduct of military operations, and while numerous editions of the work exist, Victor Mair's translation is the first to remain true to the original structure and essential style of the text. Mair's fidelity to the original, along with his insightful commentary and reliance on archaeologically recovered manuscripts, breaks new ground in solving The Art of War's difficult textual and contextual problems. He confronts complex questions concerning the authorship of the work, asserting that Sun Wu, a supposed strategist of the Spring and Autumn period (770-476 B.C.E.) to whom the text is traditionally attributed, never existed. Instead, Mair claims that The Art of War coalesced over a period of around seventy-five years, from the middle of the fourth century to the first quarter of the third century B.C.E. Mair also reveals the way The Art of War reflects historical developments in technological and military strategy in civilizations throughout Eurasia, especially in regards to iron metallurgy. He demonstrates the close link between the philosophy in The Art of War and Taoism and discusses the reception of the text from the classical period to today. Finally, Mair highlights previously unaddressed stylistic and statistical aspects and includes philological annotations that present new ways of approaching the intellectual and social background of the work. A phenomenal achievement, Mair's comprehensive translation is an indispensable resource for today's students, strategists, and scholars.
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9781590302255
9781627554282
9780231508537
9781598958447
9781633844612
9781590305478
9781625586391
9781633845442
9780486130613
9781910343159
9781626861312
9781520030531
9781633842953
Lexile Score:
1150
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series Translations from the Asian classics, Word cloud classics
series2 Translations from the Asian classics, Word Cloud Classics
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subject_facet Audiobooks, China, Early works, Electronic books, Leadership, Leadership -- Early works to 1800, Management, Military art and science, Military art and science -- China -- Early works to 1800, Military art and science -- Early works to 1800, Military history, PHILOSOPHY / Eastern, SPORTS & RECREATION / Martial Arts & Self-Defense, Strategy, Strategy -- Early works to 1800, War -- Early works to 1800
target_audience Adult
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title The art of war
title_alt Sunzi bing fa.
title_display The art of war
title_full The art of war / Sun Tzu ; translated by Thomas Cleary, The art of war [electronic resource], The art of war [electronic resource] / Sun Tzu, The art of war [sound recording] / Sun Tzu ; [translated by Thomas Cleary]
title_short The art of war
title_sort art of war
topic China, Electronic books, Leadership, Leadership Early works to 1800, Management, Military art and science, Military art and science China Early works to 1800, Military art and science Early works to 1800, Military history, PHILOSOPHY / Eastern, Strategy, Strategy Early works to 1800, War Early works to 1800
topic_facet Electronic books, Leadership, Management, Military art and science, Military history, Strategy, War
translation Chinese