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Kagan, Donald

Works: 188 works in 923 publications in 9 languages and 27,634 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Textbooks  Military history  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Dedicatee, Other, Creator, Speaker, Publishing director
Classifications: DF229, 938.05
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Most widely held works about Donald Kagan
Most widely held works by Donald Kagan
The Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan( Book )

32 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classical scholar takes a new look at the war between Athens and Sparta, examining the conflict that devastated Ancient Greece in the fifth century B.C.E
On the origins of war and the preservation of peace by Donald Kagan( Book )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Kagan reveals the common threads that connect the ancient confrontations between Athens and Sparta and between Rome and Carthage with the two calamitous world wars of our own century
Pericles of Athens and the birth of democracy by Donald Kagan( Book )

33 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pericles (Greek: ????????, Periklēs, "surrounded by glory"; c. 495 ? 429 BC) was the most prominent and influential Greek statesman, orator, and general of Athens during the Golden Age?specifically, the time between the Persian and Peloponnesian wars."--Wikipedia
The outbreak of the Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan( Book )

32 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Peloponnesian War (431-404 BC) was an ancient Greek war fought by Athens and its empire against the Peloponnesian League led by Sparta."--Wikipedia
The Western heritage by Donald Kagan( Book )

76 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in English and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a core text for introductory-level survey courses in Western Civilization and European History and Civilization. Written by leading scholars in the field, this authoritative text presents an engaging and balanced narrative of the central developments in Western history. Seamlessly integrating coverage of social, cultural and political history, this text is presented in a flexible chronological organization. The new Ninth Edition provides updated scholarship, expanded coverage of cultural history, the ancient Near East, late antiquity, imperialism, and the Holocaust. - Publisher
The fall of the Athenian Empire by Donald Kagan( Book )

27 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of history in ancient Athens, beginning with the ill-fated Sicilian expedition of 413 B.C. and ends with the surrender of Athens to Sparta in 404 B.C
The Archidamian War by Donald Kagan( Book )

40 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Peloponnesian War (431-404 BC) was an ancient Greek war fought by Athens and its empire against the Peloponnesian League led by Sparta....The Spartan strategy during the first war, known as the Archidamian War (431-421 BC) after Sparta's king Archidamus II, was to invade the land surrounding Athens. While this invasion deprived Athenians of the productive land around their city, Athens itself was able to maintain access to the sea, and did not suffer much."--Wikipedia
Decline and fall of the Roman Empire : why did it collapse? by Donald Kagan( Book )

26 editions published between 1962 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problems in ancient history by Donald Kagan( Book )

23 editions published between 1956 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of ancient sources in translation, with varying modern perspectives, intended as supplemental reading for the beginning college student of ancient history. The material is grouped into "problems" such as the place of Ikhnaton in Egyptian religious history, or the causes of the Second Punic War
Thucydides : the reinvention of history by Donald Kagan( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reassesses the life and contributions of the ancient revisionist historian to place him in the context of his time, citing the pivotal influence of his refusal to credit the gods or individuals with the societal events documented in "The Peloponnesian War."
The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition by Donald Kagan( Book )

31 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Peloponnesian War (431-404 BC) was an ancient Greek war fought by Athens and its empire against the Peloponnesian League led by Sparta....the Spartan general Brasidas raised an army of allies and helots and marched the length of Greece to the Athenian colony of Amphipolis in Thrace, which controlled several nearby silver mines; their product supplied much of the Athenian war fund. Thucydides was dispatched with a force which arrived too late to stop Brasidas capturing Amphipolis; Thucydides was exiled for this, and, as a result, had the conversations with both sides of the war which inspired him to record its history. Both Brasidas and Cleon were killed in Athenian efforts to retake Amphipolis (see Battle of Amphipolis). The Spartans and Athenians agreed to exchange the hostages for the towns captured by Brasidas, and signed a truce....With the death of Cleon and Brasidas, zealous war hawks for both nations, the Peace of Nicias was able to last for some six years."--Wikipedia
Great issues in Western civilization( Book )

11 editions published between 1967 and 1972 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the college student
The great dialogue; history of Greek political thought from Homer to Polybius by Donald Kagan( Book )

24 editions published between 1965 and 1986 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While America sleeps : self-delusion, military weakness, and the threat to peace today by Donald Kagan( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Romanian and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces Britain's international and defense policies in the years between World War I and II and studies the how their self-delusion and unwillingness to face their responsibilities affected the world at the start of World War II
Botsford and Robinson's Hellenic history by George Willis Botsford( Book )

10 editions published between 1956 and 1970 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of the Roman Empire : decline or transformation? by Donald Kagan( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the historical questions that have been posed through the ages, none has attracted more attention over a longer period of time than the one that asks, Why did the Roman Empire in the West collapse? The selections in part 1 attempt to define the problem. Part 2 offers a selection of some of the explanations given for Rome's decay and collapse. The theme of part 3 is that the Roman Empire never fell at all, but metamorphosed into something else. - Introduction
Studies in the Greek historians : in memory of Adam Parry by Donald Kagan( Book )

25 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The historians considered in this volume lived between the fifth century BC and the third century AD. They came from areas as far apart as Syria and Sicily and they had in common the Greek language and the Greek tradition of historical writing. They include authors who, though not strictly historians, shed important light on the tradition. Some contributors consider the value of their subjects as historical sources, others deal with problems of historical method or with ideas which arise from their works
Men of bronze : hoplite warfare in ancient Greece by Gregory Viggiano( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Men of Bronze takes up one of the most important and fiercely debated subjects in ancient history and classics: how did archaic Greek hoplites fight, and what role, if any, did hoplite warfare play in shaping the Greek polis? In the nineteenth century, George Grote argued that the phalanx battle formation of the hoplite farmer citizen-soldier was the driving force behind a revolution in Greek social, political, and cultural institutions. Throughout the twentieth century scholars developed and refined this grand hoplite narrative with the help of archaeology. But over the past thirty years other scholars have criticized nearly every major tenet of this orthodoxy. Indeed, these revisionists have persuaded many specialists that the evidence demands a new interpretation of the hoplite narrative and a rewriting of early Greek history. Men of Bronze gathers leading scholars to advance the current debate and bring it to a broader audience of ancient historians, classicists, archaeologists, and general readers. After explaining the historical context and significance of the hoplite question, the book assesses and pushes forward the debate over the traditional hoplite narrative and demonstrates why it is at a crucial turning point. Instead of reaching a consensus, the contributors have sharpened their differences, providing new evidence, explanations, and theories about the origin, nature, strategy, and tactics of the hoplite phalanx and its effect on Greek culture and the rise of the polis."
A question of command : counterinsurgency from the Civil War to Iraq by Mark Moyar( Book )

5 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"According to the prevailing view of counterinsurgency, the key to defeating insurgents is selecting methods that will win the people's hearts and minds. The hearts-and-minds theory permeates not only most counterinsurgency books of the twenty-first century but the U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual, the U.S. military's foremost text on counterinsurgency. Mark Moyar assails this conventional wisdom, asserting that the key to counterinsurgency is selecting commanders who have superior leadership abilities. Whereas the hearts-and-minds school recommends allocating much labor and treasure to economic, social, and political reforms, Moyar advocates concentrating resources on security, civil administration, and leadership development. Moyar presents a wide-ranging history of counterinsurgency, from the Civil War and Reconstruction to Afghanistan and Iraq, that draws on the historical record and interviews with hundreds of counterinsurgency veterans, including top leaders in today's armed forces. Through a series of case studies, Moyar identifies the ten critical attributes of counterinsurgency leadership and reveals why these attributes have been much more prevalent in some organizations than others. He explains how the U.S. military and America's allies in Afghanistan and Iraq should revamp their personnel systems in order to elevate more individuals with those attributes."--Jacket
New History of the Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Peloponnesian War
Alternative Names
Donald Kagan Amerikaans auteur

Donald Kagan amerikansk historikar

Donald Kagan amerikansk historiker

Donald Kagan amerykański wykładowca, publicysta, analityk polityczny

Donald Kagan historiador estadounidense

Donald Kagan historien américain

Donald Kagan storico statunitense

Donald Kagan US-amerikanischer Historiker

Kagan, Donald

Ντόναλντ Κάγκαν

Каган, Дональд

דונלד קגן

דונלד קגן היסטוריון אמריקאי

دانلد کیقن

دانلد کیگن تاریخ‌نگار آمریکایی

도널드 케이건

케이건, 도널드 1932-



On the origins of war and the preservation of peacePericles of Athens and the birth of democracyThe outbreak of the Peloponnesian WarThe Western heritageThe fall of the Athenian EmpireThe Archidamian WarThucydides : the reinvention of historyThe Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition