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"Thucydides"

♥ Book Title : Thucydides
♣ Name Author : Donald Kagan
∞ Launching : 2009
◊ Info ISBN Link : UOM:39076002844657
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⊕ Number Pages : Total 257 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "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."Article| Donald Kagan| Statement ..."

"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
⊕ Number Pages : Total 480 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "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."Article| Donald Kagan| Statement ..."

"Imperial Designs"

♥ Book Title : Imperial Designs
♣ Name Author : Gary Dorrien
∞ Launching : 2013-01-11
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781135931018
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1135931011
⊕ Number Pages : Total 316 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "This work argues that the influence of neoconservatives has been none too small and all too important in the shaping of this monumental doctrine and historic moment in American foreign policy. Through a fascinating account of the central figures in the neoconservative movement and their push for war with Iraq, he reveals the imperial designs that have guided them in their quest for the establishment of a global Pax Americana."Article| Gary Dorrien| Statement ..."

"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
⊕ Number Pages : Total 320 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : ""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.""Article| Donald Kagan| Statement ..."

"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 : 9780801467202
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0801467209
⊕ Number Pages : Total 420 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "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."Article| Donald Kagan| Statement ..."

"The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition"

♥ Book Title : The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition
♣ Name Author : Donald Kagan
∞ Launching : 2013-01-14
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780801467240
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0801467241
⊕ Number Pages : Total 400 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Why did the Peace of Nicias fail to reconcile Athens and Sparta? In the third volume of his landmark four-volume history of the Peloponnesian War, Donald Kagan examines the years between the signing of the peace treaty and the destruction of the Athenian expedition to Sicily in 413 B.C. The principal figure in the narrative is the Athenian politician and general Nicias, whose policies shaped the treaty and whose military strategies played a major role in the attack against Sicily."Article| Donald Kagan| Statement ..."

"The Peloponnesian War"

♥ Book Title : The Peloponnesian War
♣ Name Author : Donald Kagan
∞ Launching : 2008-05-29
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1435290364
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781435290365
⊕ Number Pages : Total 511 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "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."Article| Donald Kagan| Statement ..."

"The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition"

♥ Book Title : The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition
♣ Name Author : Donald Kagan
∞ Launching : 2013-01-14
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780801467240
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0801467241
⊕ Number Pages : Total 400 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Why did the Peace of Nicias fail to reconcile Athens and Sparta? In the third volume of his landmark four-volume history of the Peloponnesian War, Donald Kagan examines the years between the signing of the peace treaty and the destruction of the Athenian expedition to Sicily in 413 B.C. The principal figure in the narrative is the Athenian politician and general Nicias, whose policies shaped the treaty and whose military strategies played a major role in the attack against Sicily."Article| Donald Kagan| Statement ..."

"Empires Without Imperialism"

♥ Book Title : Empires Without Imperialism
♣ Name Author : Jeanne Morefield
∞ Launching : 2014-04-10
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780199387328
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 019938732X
⊕ Number Pages : Total 288 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The end of the Cold War ushered in a moment of nearly pure American dominance on the world stage, yet that era now seems ages ago. Since 9/11 many informed commentators have focused on the relative decline of American power in the global system. While some have welcomed this as a salutary development, outspoken proponents of American power--particularly neoconservatives--have lamented this turn of events. As Jeanne Morefield argues in Empires Without Imperialism, the defenders of a liberal international order steered by the US have both invoked nostalgia for a golden liberal past and succumbed to amnesia, forgetting the decidedly illiberal trajectory of US continental and global expansion. Yet as she shows, the US is not the first liberal hegemon to experience a wave of misguided nostalgia for a bygone liberal order; England had a remarkably similar experience in the early part of the twentieth century. The empires of the US and the United Kingdom were different in character--the UK's was territorially based while the US relied more on pure economic power--yet both nations mouthed the rhetoric of free markets and political liberty. And elites in both painted pictures of the past in which first England and then the US advanced the cause of economic and political liberty throughout the world. Morefield contends that at the times of their decline, elites in both nations utilized the attributes of an imagined past to essentialize the nature of the liberal state. Working from that framework, they bemoaned the possibility of liberalism's decline and suggested a return to a true liberal order as a solution to current woes. By treating liberalism as fixed through time, however, they actively forgot their illiberal pasts as colonizers and economic imperialists. According to Morefield, these nostalgic narratives generate a cynical 'politics in the passive' where the liberal state gets to have it both ways: it is both compelled to act imperially to save the world from illiberalism and yet is never responsible for the outcome of its own illiberal actions in the world or at home. By comparing the practice and memory of liberalism in early nineteenth century England and the contemporary United States, Empires Without Imperialism addresses a major gap in the literature. While there are many examinations of current neoliberal imperialism by critical theorists as well as analyses of liberal imperialism by scholars of the history of political thought, no one has of yet combined the two approaches. It thus provides a much fuller picture of the rhetorical strategies behind liberal imperialist uses of history. At the same time, the book challenges presentist assumptions about the novelty of our current political moment."Article| Jeanne Morefield| Statement ..."

"Men of Bronze"

♥ Book Title : Men of Bronze
♣ Name Author : Donald Kagan
∞ Launching : 2013-06-09
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781400846306
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1400846307
⊕ Number Pages : Total 312 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Men of Bronze takes up one of the most important and fiercely debated subjects in ancient history and classics: how did archaic Greek hoplites fight, and what role, if any, did hoplite warfare play in shaping the Greek polis? In the nineteenth century, George Grote argued that the phalanx battle formation of the hoplite farmer citizen-soldier was the driving force behind a revolution in Greek social, political, and cultural institutions. Throughout the twentieth century scholars developed and refined this grand hoplite narrative with the help of archaeology. But over the past thirty years scholars have criticized nearly every major tenet of this orthodoxy. Indeed, the revisionists have persuaded many specialists that the evidence demands a new interpretation of the hoplite narrative and a rewriting of early Greek history. Men of Bronze gathers leading scholars to advance the current debate and bring it to a broader audience of ancient historians, classicists, archaeologists, and general readers. After explaining the historical context and significance of the hoplite question, the book assesses and pushes forward the debate over the traditional hoplite narrative and demonstrates why it is at a crucial turning point. Instead of reaching a consensus, the contributors have sharpened their differences, providing new evidence, explanations, and theories about the origin, nature, strategy, and tactics of the hoplite phalanx and its effect on Greek culture and the rise of the polis. The contributors include Paul Cartledge, Lin Foxhall, John Hale, Victor Davis Hanson, Donald Kagan, Peter Krentz, Kurt Raaflaub, Adam Schwartz, Anthony Snodgrass, Hans van Wees, and Gregory Viggiano."Article| Donald Kagan| Statement ..."

"What’s Wrong with Democracy?"

♥ Book Title : What’s Wrong with Democracy?
♣ Name Author : Loren J. Samons
∞ Launching : 2007-04-23
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780520251687
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0520251687
⊕ Number Pages : Total 328 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : ""This is unlike any recent work I know of. It offers a challenging, often refreshing, and what will certainly be a controversial assessment of classical Athenian democracy and its significance to modern America. Samons is willing to tread where few other classicists are willing to go in print. He reminds readers that the Athenian democracy offers just as many negative lessons as positive ones, and topics like the popular vote, the dangers of state payments to individual citizens, the naturally acquisitive foreign policy of democratic governments, and the place of religion in democracy all come up for discussion and criticism. Samons has written an original and very provocative book."—James Sickinger, author of Public Records and Archives in Classical Athens "Professor Samons' lively and challenging account of ancient Athens raises important questions about democracy, ancient and modern. It will surely arouse keen interest and debate."—Donald Kagan, author of The Peloponnesian War "In this elegantly written, carefully researched, and perceptive book, Samons presents a penetrating analysis of ancient Athenian democracy's dark sides. His book is as much about the errors and weaknesses of our own political system as it is about those of ancient Athens. Whether or not we agree with his critique and conclusions, this book is not merely thought-provoking: it is annoyingly discomforting, forcing us to re-examine firm beliefs and to discard easy solutions."—Kurt A. Raaflaub, author of Discovery of Freedom in Ancient Greece "In this marvelously unfashionable book, Samons debunks much of what passes in the current-day academy as scholarship on classical Athens, demonstrating that it is an ideologically-driven apology for a radically defective form of government. In the process, he casts light on the perspicacity of America's founding fathers and on the unthinking populism that threatens in our own day to ruin their legacy."—Paul A. Rahe, author of Republics Ancient and Modern: Classical Republicanism and the American Revolution "We are in the greatest age of democracy since antiquity and in the most need of guidance about the wisdom of government by majority vote. Precisely for that reason Professor Samons offers a bold and unbridled look at the nature and history of democracies, ancient and modern. He reminds us that we are capable of doing as much evil as good when constitutional protections and republican oversight are not there to moderate the instant desires of the majority. This is an engaging, provocative, and timely study of ancient Athens and modern America that should serve as a cautionary reminder to both romantic scholars and zealous diplomats."—Victor Davis Hanson, author of The Other Greeks"Article| Loren J. Samons| Statement ..."

"The Archidamian War"

♥ Book Title : The Archidamian War
♣ Name Author : Donald Kagan
∞ Launching : 2013-01-14
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780801467226
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0801467225
⊕ Number Pages : Total 400 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "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."Article| Donald Kagan| Statement ..."