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The Art of War

The Art of War

by Sun Tzu
Paperback
Publication Date: 09/04/2014
RRP  $29.99 $27.95
No library is complete without history's oldest treatise on warfare.

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 heirloom is available as part of the Word Cloud Classics series in a chic affordable edition for readers everywhere.
ISBN:
9781626860605
9781626860605
Category:
Defence strategy
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
09-04-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Canterbury Classics
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
232
Dimensions (mm):
197x133x18mm
Weight:
0.32kg
Sun Tzu

Sun Tzu is a honorific title bestowed upon Sūn Wu (c. 544-496 BC), the author of The Art of War, an immensely influential ancient Chinese book on military strategy.

He is also one of the earliest realists in international relations theory. In the author's name, Sūn Wu, the character wu, meaning "military", is the same as the character in wu shu, or martial art. Sun Wu also has a courtesy name, Chang Qing (Cháng Qīng).

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