The Art of War

Author(s): Sun Tzu; Peter Harris (Translator)

Critical Thinking

Translated from the Chinese with Introduction and Critical Notes by Lionel Giles The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the 5th century BC. Attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu, the text is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare. It is commonly thought of as a definitive work on military strategy and tactics. It was placed at the head of China's Seven Military Classics upon the collection's creation in 1080 by Emperor Shenzong of Song, and has long been the most influential strategy text in East Asia. It has had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond. Table of Contents Introduction 1. Sun Wu and his Book 2. The Text of Sun Tzu 3. The Commentators 4. Appreciations of Sun Tzu 5. Apologies for War 6. Bibliography The Art of War 1. Laying Plans 2. Waging War 3. Attack by Stratagem 4. Tactical Dispositions 5. Energy 6. Weak Points and Strong 7. Maneuvering 8. Variation in Tactics 9. The Army on the March 10. Terrain 11. The Nine Situations 12. The Attack by Fire 13. The Use of Spies


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General Fields

  • : 9781101908006
  • : Everyman
  • : Everyman's Library
  • : March 2018
  • : 1 Inches X 5.3 Inches X 8.3 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 355.020951
  • : 312
  • : Sun Tzu; Peter Harris (Translator)
  • : Hardback