Thucydides: The Reinvention of History
Thucydides: The Reinvention of History  -     By: Donald Kagan
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Penguin Random House
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 8 7 1/6 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0143118293
ISBN-13: 9780143118299

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The bestselling author of The Peloponnesian War examines Thucydides as the first modern historian.

Donald Kagan's magisterial history of the Peloponnesian War is recognized as a landmark of classical scholarship. Now, Kagan-one of the most respected classical historians in the world-turns his attention from one of the greatest conflicts in history to the author who so magnificently chronicled it: Thucydides, the first truly modern historian. This study offers readers a remarkable opportunity to experience one great historian engaging another across the centuries, in a work that is at once an engrossing voyage of discovery, a moving tribute, and a revelatory meditation on the practice of history and its value in human affairs.

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Donald Kagan is Sterling Professor of Classics and History at Yale University. His four-volume History of the Peloponnesian War is the leading scholarly work on the subject. He is also the author of many books on ancient and modern topics.

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