Thucydides: A Study in Historical Reality

1st Edition

G.F. Abbott

Routledge
Published July 31, 2018
Reference - 240 Pages
ISBN 9781138615120 - CAT# K389553
Series: Routledge Revivals

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Summary

First published in 1925, this thoughtful volume constitutes an excellent English introduction to one of the great ancient historians. Originating from its author’s re-reading of Thucydides during World War I, it sought to place Thucydides not as the production of a remote world, but instead of one instilled with present life and reality. Dealing especially well with Thucydides’ method as a historian, this volume focuses less on military aspects and more on Thucydides’ approach to foreign policy, democracy, imperialism and the struggle for power.

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