Art Of War & The Book Of Lord Shang

Author: Sun Tzu
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  • : $16.95(AUD)
  • : 9781853267796
  • : Wordsworth Editions, Limited
  • : Wordsworth Editions, Limited
  • : June 1997
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 13mm
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  • : Sun Tzu
  • : Wordsworth Classics of World Literature
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Translated by Yuan Shibing and J.J.L.Duyvendak. With introductions by Robert Wilkinson.

The two political classics in this book are the product of a time of intense turmoil in Chinese history. Dating from the Period of the Warring States (403-221BC), they anticipate Machiavelli's The Prince by nearly 2000 years.

The Art of War is the best known of a considerable body of Chinese works on the subject. It analyses the nature of war, and reveals how victory may be ensured.

The Book of Lord Shang is a political treatise for the instruction of rulers. These texts are anything but armchair strategy or ivory-tower speculation. They are serious, urgent and practical responses to the desperate situations in which they were written. They have been immensely influential both inside and outside China.