"The Fall of the Athenian Empire"

♥ Book Title : The Fall of the Athenian Empire
♣ Name Author : Donald Kagan
∞ Launching : 2013-01-14
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780801467264
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0801467268
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"In the fourth and final volume of his magisterial history of the Peloponnesian War, Donald Kagan examines the period from the destruction of Athens' Sicilian expedition in September of 413 B.C. to the Athenian surrender to Sparta in the spring of 404 B.C. Through his study of this last decade of the war, Kagan evaluates the performance of the Athenian democracy as it faced its most serious challenge. At the same time, Kagan assesses Thucydides' interpretation of the reasons for Athens' defeat and the destruction of the Athenian Empire. "Scripts of | Cornell University Press | Argument ..."

"The Archidamian War"

♥ Book Title : The Archidamian War
♣ Name Author : Donald Kagan
∞ Launching : 2013-01-14
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780801467233
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0801467233
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"This book, the second volume in Donald Kagan's tetralogy about the Peloponnesian War, is a provocative and tightly argued history of the first ten years of the war. Taking a chronological approach that allows him to present at each stage the choices that were open to both sides in the conflict, Kagan focuses on political, economic, diplomatic, and military developments. He evaluates the strategies used by both sides and reconsiders the roles played by several key individuals. "Scripts of | Cornell University Press | Argument ..."

"The Peloponnesian War"

♥ Book Title : The Peloponnesian War
♣ Name Author : Donald Kagan
∞ Launching : 2008-05-29
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1435290364
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781435290365
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"The classical scholar takes a new look at the war between Athens and Sparta, examining the conflict that devastated Ancient Greece in the fifth century B.C.E. "Scripts of | | Argument ..."

"Pericles Of Athens And The Birth Of Democracy"

♥ Book Title : Pericles Of Athens And The Birth Of Democracy
♣ Name Author : Donald Kagan
∞ Launching : 1998-10-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780684863955
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0684863952
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""Kagan, faithful to his lifelong fascination with Pericles . . . gives us an accessible and invaluable account of his life and deeds."--Allan Bloom, author of "The Closing of the American Mind." "Scripts of | Simon and Schuster | Argument ..."

"Thucydides"

♥ Book Title : Thucydides
♣ Name Author : Donald Kagan
∞ Launching : 2009
◊ Info ISBN Link : UOM:39076002844657
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"A Yale professor's reassessment of the life and contributions of the ancient revisionist historian places him in a context of his time, citing the pivotal influence of his refusal to credit the gods or individuals with the societal events documented in The Peloponnesian War. "Scripts of | Viking Press | Argument ..."

"The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War"

♥ Book Title : The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War
♣ Name Author : Donald Kagan
∞ Launching : 2013-01-14
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780801467219
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0801467217
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"The first volume of Donald Kagan's acclaimed four-volume history of the Peloponnesian War offers a new evaluation of the origins and causes of the conflict, based on evidence produced by modern scholarship and on a careful reconsideration of the ancient texts. He focuses his study on the question: Was the war inevitable, or could it have been avoided? Kagan takes issue with Thucydides' view that the war was inevitable, that the rise of the Athenian Empire in a world with an existing rival power made a clash between the two a certainty. Asserting instead that the origin of the war "cannot, without serious distortion, be treated in isolation from the internal history of the states involved," Kagan traces the connections between domestic politics, constitutional organization, and foreign affairs. He further examines the evidence to see what decisions were made that led to war, at each point asking whether a different decision would have been possible. "Scripts of | Cornell University Press | Argument ..."

"A New History of the Peloponnesian War"

♥ Book Title : A New History of the Peloponnesian War
♣ Name Author : Donald Kagan
∞ Launching : 2013-01-14
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780801467288
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0801467284
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"A New History of the Peloponnesian War is an ebook-only omnibus edition that includes all four volumes of Donald Kagan's acclaimed account of the war between Athens and Sparta (431–404 B.C.): The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War, The Archidamian War, The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition, and The Fall of the Athenian Empire. Reviewing the four-volume set in The New Yorker, George Steiner wrote, "The temptation to acclaim Kagan's four volumes as the foremost work of history produced in North America in the twentieth century is vivid. . . . Here is an achievement that not only honors the criteria of dispassion and of unstinting scruple which mark the best of modern historicism but honors its readers." All four volumes are also sold separately as both print books and ebooks. "Scripts of | Cornell University Press | Argument ..."

"The Western Heritage"

♥ Book Title : The Western Heritage
♣ Name Author : Donald Kagan, Steven E. Ozment, Frank Miller Turner
∞ Launching : 2003-07-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0131828657
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780131828650
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"This authoritative book presents an engaging and accessible narrative account of the central developments in Western history to 1527. Seamlessly integrating coverage of social, cultural and political history, this book is presented in a flexible chronological organization, helping readers grasp the most significant developments that occurred during a single historical period, laying a useful foundation for the chapters to follow. This volume attempts to reflect the unprecedented impact of globalization on this century by featuring extensive coverage of popular culture, the relationship between Islam and the West, and the contribution of women in the history of Western Civilization. Volume A contains Chs. 1-10 of the Combined Volume: " The Birth of Civilization; The Rise of Greek Civilization; Classical and Hellenistic Greece; Rome: From Republic to Empire; The Roman Empire; The Early Middle Ages: Creating a New European Society and Culture; The High Middle Ages; Medieval Society: Hierarchies, Towns, Universities, and Families; The Late Middle Ages: Social and Political Breakdown; Renaissance and Discovery. For use by history career professionals. "Scripts of | Prentice Hall | Argument ..."

"Problems in the History of Ancient Greece"

♥ Book Title : Problems in the History of Ancient Greece
♣ Name Author : Donald Kagan, Gregory F. Viggiano
∞ Launching : 2010
◊ Info ISBN Link : STANFORD:36105124116745
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"This collection of contested problems in the history of Ancient Greece aims to enhance and deepen the experience of any student. Each chapter within Problems in the History of Ancient Greece is a self-contained unit that presents a key problem of continuing interest among historians. In each case there is a selection of pertinent ancient sources in translation, with a number of modern viewpoints also presented. In this way, students may experience the nature of weighing and evaluating sources; the problem of posing mean­ingful and enlightening questions; the need to change hypotheses in the light of new evidence or new insights; and the necessity, in some cases, of suspending judgment. Note: The problems selected for this collection span the chronological period usually covered in ancient Greek courses. Second, they were selected because they have been the subject of relatively recent study. Finally, they are meant to be sufficiently varied in topic and approach; in order to expose the student to a variety of historical methods and techniques. "Scripts of | Pearson College Division | Argument ..."

"The Western Heritage"

♥ Book Title : The Western Heritage
♣ Name Author : Donald Kagan, Steven E. Ozment, Frank Miller Turner, A. Daniel Frankforter
∞ Launching : 1998-10-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0130814008
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780130814005
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Summary
"This concise survey of Western civilization provides an exceptionally balanced survey of the political, social, and cultural development of Western civilization. Offering one of the richest accounts of the social history of the West, this book also presents an exceptionally vivid account of its religious and intellectual history as well as outstanding coverage of its political and diplomatic history. It contains several essential discussions: slavery in ancient Greece and Rome; Islam and the Byzantine Empire; Christine de Pisan, Humanism, and the Spanish Empire in the New World; women in the Enlightenment and the emergence of a print culture; women in the French Revolution; late nineteenth and early twentieth century womenOs history; and recent events in eastern Europe. The second edition of The Western Heritage has been revised to present a greater emphasis on the history of Europe and South America through the removal of a substantial amount of information on American history. This edition also includes a new map feature which highlights significant historical developments by placing them in a geographical context as well as a restructured and revised chapter on Europe and the Soviet-American rivalry. An essential reference on European and world history for every reader. "Scripts of | | Argument ..."