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Art of War The Denma Translation

ISBN-10: 1570629781

ISBN-13: 9781570629785

Edition: 2001 (Abridged)

Authors: Sun-Tzu

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Conflict is an inevitable part of life, according to this ancient Chinese classic of strategy, but everything necessary to deal with conflict wisely, honorably, victoriously, is right before us at all times. The key to skillful action in any situation is in knowing those things that make up the environment and then arranging them so that their power becomes available to us. It is not necessary to change the nature of things to come to victory. Crucial to Sun Tzu's vision is knowledge-especially self-knowledge-and a view of the whole that seeks to bring the conflicting views around to a vision of the larger perspective. This translation preserves the enigmatic quality of the original text, while the accompanying line-by-line commentary and essay reveal the full implications of Sun Tzu's teachings and how they can be applied practically to a broader spectrum of situations. The Shambhala Library is a series of exquisitely designed and produced cloth editions of the world's spiritual and literary classics, both ancient and modern. Perfect for collecting or as gifts, each volume features a sewn binding, decorative endsheets, and a ribbon marker-a delightful-to-hold 4 ¼ x 6 ¾ trim size.
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/17/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Sun Tzu was born around 544 B.C. Almost nothing is known about his life except that he was a Chinese military general who helped the King Ho-lu capture the city of Ying, bringing about the fall of the Ch'u state in 506 B.C.E. From this, Sun Tzu became known throughout the country as a wise and respected leader. Sun Tzu is best known today for a collection of essays called The Art of War, the oldest military treatise in the world. The text became known through translations by Father J. J. M. Amiot, a French Jesuit priest. The principles in the book are varied and include: "All warfare is based on deception," "The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting," and "The art of war is governed by five constant factors (1) The Moral Law; (2) Heaven; (3) Earth; (4) The Commander; (5) Method and discipline)". Sun Tzu is believed to have died in 496 B.C.E.

Introduction: Applying The Art of War
Sun Tzu's The Art of War
Three Essays
Taking Whole
The Sage Commander
Joining the Tradition
Commentary
About the Translation
www.victoryoverwar.com
About the Denma Translation Group
Acknowledgments
Notes