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ISBN-13: 978-0813319513
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Editorial Reviews


Robert L. O’Connell, author of Arms and Men: A History of Warm Weapons, and Aggression
“A tour de force. Sawyer puts this most famous of the classic Chinese military writings into context and shows that Sun-tzu was not just a solitary genius, but the product of a remarkably rich martial culture.”

Robin D.S. Yates, Burlington Northern Professor of Asian Studies, Dartmouth College
“I am convinced that this translation…will prove to be the definitive edition for many years to come.”
Arther Ferrill, author of The Origins of War: From the Stone Age to Alexander the Great
“Fills a serious gap for anyone interested in the history of ancient warfare…a fascinating book.” Review

Sun Tzu's Art of War just got better. The Illustrated Art of War enlivens Thomas Cleary's complete translation, including commentaries, with full-color reproductions of paintings and statuary from China and Japan. Talk about martial art--these depictions show full battles scenes, the Chinese god of war, weaponry, processions--even an ancient map. --Brian Bruya --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B003ZUY13E
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Basic Books (February 11, 1994)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ February 11, 1994
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3644 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 481 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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Sun Tzu is thought to have been a military general and adviser to the king of the southern Chinese state of Wu during the sixth century BCE. Although some modern scholars have called his authorship into doubt, the world's most influential and enduring treatise on military strategy, The Art of War, bears his name.

Sun Tzu&nbsp; fue un&nbsp;general,&nbsp;estratega militar&nbsp;y&nbsp;fil&oacute;sofo&nbsp;de la&nbsp;antigua China. El nombre por el que lo conocemos es en realidad un t&iacute;tulo honor&iacute;fico que significa &laquo;Maestro Sun&raquo;. Su nombre de nacimiento era&nbsp;Sun Wu&nbsp;y fuera de su familia era conocido por su&nbsp;nombre de cortes&iacute;a,&nbsp;Changqing. Tradicionalmente se le considera el autor de&nbsp;El arte de la guerra, un influyente&nbsp;tratado&nbsp;sobre&nbsp;estrategia militar. Sun Tzu ha tenido un impacto significativo en la historia y culturas china y asi&aacute;tica, tanto por escribir&nbsp;El arte de la guerra&nbsp;como por ser una figura hist&oacute;rica legendaria.

Hist&oacute;ricamente se le sit&uacute;a en el per&iacute;odo de las&nbsp;Primaveras y Oto&ntilde;os&nbsp;de&nbsp;China&nbsp;(722-481&nbsp;a.&nbsp;C.) como general militar al servicio del rey&nbsp;Hel&uuml; de Wu, que vivi&oacute; c. 544-496&nbsp;a.&nbsp;C. Los estudiosos modernos aceptan su lugar hist&oacute;rico al situar la creaci&oacute;n de&nbsp;El arte de la guerra&nbsp;en el per&iacute;odo de los&nbsp;Reinos Combatientes&nbsp;(476-221&nbsp;a.&nbsp;C.) con base en las descripciones militares del texto y a la similitud de su prosa con la de otros trabajos creados a comienzos de la etapa de los Reinos Combatientes.

La Editorial Alvi Books le dedic&oacute;, como tributo y reconocimiento, este espacio en Amazon en 2017.

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1.0 out of 5 stars This book is a HORRIBLE VERSION!!!
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I bought this book because of all the good reviews! This book is terrible and I am extremely disappointed! And I'm trying to understand what book were others writing a review! Thankfully when I went to purchase this book I discovered I could DOWNLOAD a VERSION for FREE. I downloaded the free version, but I wanted a HARDCOPY for my personal library. This book is a 375 page waste of time! It only have 66 pages of an awful translation of the 13 Chapters of Sun Tzu Art of War. Hence, its a book filled with 162 pages on the Historical Background, etc; and 138 pages and a few empty pages etc. View photo of Contents. If you want a detailed history book on Sun Tzu period of the Art of War this is the book for you. I'm so thankful for the Free Download Version translated by Lionel Giles and I just purchased another Sun Tzu Art of War by the same translator. Save yourself some Money by purchasing another Version or simply Download the Free Version because it's far better than this book!
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