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Kagan, Donald

Works: 242 works in 1,131 publications in 11 languages and 29,800 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Military history  Textbooks  Conference papers and proceedings  Festschriften  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Creator, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Thesis advisor, Speaker
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 )

36 editions published between 2003 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 2,409 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
The outbreak of the Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan( Book )

44 editions published between 1969 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 2,190 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
On the origins of war and the preservation of peace by Donald Kagan( Book )

32 editions published between 1951 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,893 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
The fall of the Athenian Empire by Donald Kagan( Book )

33 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 1,883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the fourth and final volume of his magisterial history of the Peloponnesian War, Donald Kagan examines the period from the destruction of Athens' Sicilian expedition in September of 413 B.C. to the Athenian surrender to Sparta in the spring of 404 B.C. Through his study of this last decade of the war, Kagan evaluates the performance of the Athenian democracy as it faced its most serious challenge. At the same time, Kagan assesses Thucydides' interpretation of the reasons for Athens' defeat and the destruction of the Athenian Empire
The Archidamian War by Donald Kagan( Book )

44 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and held by 1,839 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
The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition by Donald Kagan( Book )

36 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 1,686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Sicilian Expedition was an Athenian expedition to Sicily from 415 BC to 413 BC, during the Peloponnesian War ... nearly the entire expedition surrendered or was destroyed in the Sicilian interior. The impact of the defeat was immense. Two hundred ships and thousands of soldiers, an appreciable portion of the city's total manpower, were lost in a single stroke. Athens' enemies on the mainland and in Persia were encouraged to take action, and rebellions broke out in the Aegean. The defeat proved to be the crucial turning point in the Peloponnesian War, though Athens struggled on for another decade."--Wikipedia
Men of bronze : hoplite warfare in ancient Greece by Gregory Viggiano( )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 1,532 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."
Pericles of Athens and the Birth of Democracy by Donald Kagan( Book )

40 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,456 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
A question of command : counterinsurgency from the Civil War to Iraq by Mark Moyar( )

6 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in English and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moyar presents a wide-ranging history of counterinsurgency which draws on the historical record and interviews with hundreds of counterinsurgency veterans. He identifies the ten critical attributes of counterinsurgency leadership and reveals why these attributes have been more prevalent in some organizations than others
Decline and fall of the Roman Empire : why did it collapse? by Donald Kagan( Book )

29 editions published between 1962 and 1968 in English and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problems in ancient history by Donald Kagan( Book )

18 editions published between 1956 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 956 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 )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 947 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."
Great issues in Western civilization by Brian Tierney( Book )

10 editions published between 1967 and 1992 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1965 and 1986 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new history of the Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan( )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New History of the Peloponnesian War is an ebook-only omnibus edition that includes all four volumes of Donald Kagan's acclaimed account of the war between Athens and Sparta (431–404 B.C.): The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War, The Archidamian War, The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition, and The Fall of the Athenian Empire. Reviewing the four-volume set in The New Yorker, George Steiner wrote, "The temptation to acclaim Kagan's four volumes as the foremost work of history produced in North America in the twentieth century is vivid. . . . Here is an achievement that not only honors the criteria of dispassion and of unstinting scruple which mark the best of modern historicism but honors its readers."All four volumes are also sold separately as both print books and ebooks
The Western heritage by Donald Kagan( Book )

54 editions published between 1979 and 2020 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the publisher: The Western Heritage provides the broadest possible introduction to Western civilization in a strong, clear narrative. It fosters lively debate about the West, defines how the West has interacted with other cultures, and shows how Western civilization can be used to understand global challenges today
Botsford and Robinson's Hellenic history by George Willis Botsford( Book )

16 editions published between 1956 and 1970 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Romanian and held by 607 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
Studies in the Greek historians : in memory of Adam Parry by Donald Kagan( Book )

27 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and held by 593 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
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 576 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
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The Peloponnesian War
The outbreak of the Peloponnesian WarOn the origins of war and the preservation of peaceThe fall of the Athenian EmpireThe Archidamian WarThe Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian ExpeditionPericles of Athens and the Birth of DemocracyA question of command : counterinsurgency from the Civil War to IraqThucydides : the reinvention of history
Alternative Names
Donald Kagan American historian

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Donald Kagan amerykański wykładowca, publicysta, analityk polityczny

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Kagan, Donald, 1932-

Ντόναλντ Κάγκαν

Ντόναλντ Κέηγκαν

Каган, Дональд

דונלד קגן

דונלד קגן היסטוריון אמריקאי

دانلد کیقن

دانلد کیگن تاریخ‌نگار آمریکایی

دونالد كاغان مؤرخ أمريكي

ডোনাল্ড ক্যাগান মার্কিন ইতিহাসবেত্তা

도널드 케이건

케이건, 도널드 1932-