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    DescriptionFor almost three decades at the end of the fifth century B.C., Athens and Sparta fought a war that changed the Greek world and its civilization forever. A conflict unprecedented in its brutality, the Peloponnesian War brought a collapse in the institutions, beliefs, and customs that were the foundations of society. Today, scholars in fields ranging from international relations and political and military history to political philosophy continue to study the war for its timeless relevance to the history of our own time. Now Donald Kagan, classical scholar and historian of international relations, ancient and modern, presents a sweeping new narrative of this epic contest that captures all its drama, action, and tragedy. In describing the rise and fall of a great empire he examines the clash between two disparate societies, the interplay of intelligence and chance in human affairs, the role of great human beings in determining the course of events, and the challenge of leadership and the limits in which it must operate. The result is an engrossing, fresh perspective on a key historical event that will be welcomed by general readers and history buffs alike-and anyone seeking a better understanding of the pivotal events that shaped the world as we know it.


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    Title
    The Peloponnesian War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Donald Kagan
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 511
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 42 mm
    Weight: 907 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780670032112
    ISBN 10: 0670032115
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 520
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    DC22: 938/.05
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    LC classification: DF229 .K34 2003
    Publisher
    Penguin Group USA
    Imprint name
    Viking Pr
    Publication date
    01 May 2003