Seven Classics on War and Politics

New Modern Edition

Seven Classics on War and Politics - New Modern Edition
A new translation by Jeff Mcneill.
Classics on War and Politics Series.
Published in the USA on 2019-11-25.
Copyright © 2019 by Classics Press LLC.

Ebook ISBN 978-1-938412-07-3
Print ISBN 978-1-938412-28-8
Audio ISBN 978-1-938412-46-2

History / Military / Strategy
History / Philosophy / Political
Political Science / Public Policy / Military Policy

Chinese History, Confucianism, Eastern Philosophy, European History, Indian History, Japanese History, Martial Arts, Military Strategy, Nonfiction, Political Economy, Stoic Philosophy

This is an international collection of seven classic works on war and politics, spanning over 2,000 years of history. Two books are from China, one from India, two from Italy, and two from Japan. These works provide insight into the thinking of warlords and kings who ruled across Asia and Europe in ancient times.

Some of these books are focused more on war and military science (Art of War, Book of Five Rings, Hagakure), others are more self-reflective and develop an ethical philosophy (Analects, Meditations), and others still are focused more on politics and ruling (Arthashastra, The Prince). Each of these books provides a unique and historical perspective regarding these topics, and they complement each other in tracing deep insight into the nature of leadership, war, politics, and statecraft.

The Collection - Seven Classics

Volume Title Availability Origins
Vol. 1 The Art of War by Sun Tzu, 3rd Edition published in the USA 2019-10-15 Original work in ancient Chinese by Sun Tzu (544–496 BCE), published in premodern China, 5th c. BCE
Vol. 2 The Analects by Confucius published in the USA 2018-11-28 Original work in ancient Chinese by Confucius (551-479 BCE), published in premodern China, 5th c. BCE
Vol. 3 The Arthashastra by Chanakya (Kautilya) published in the USA 2019-01-06 Original work in Sanskrit by Chanakya (Kautilya) (4th c. BCE), published in premodern India, 4th c. BCE
Vol. 4 Meditations of Marcus Aurelius published in the USA 2019-01-20 Original work in Koine Greek by Marcus Aurelius (121-180 CE), published in premodern Italy, 180 CE
Vol. 5 The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli published in the USA 2019-04-14 Original work in Italian by Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527 CE), published in premodern Italy, 1532
Vol. 6 The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi published in the USA 2019-04-14 Original work in Japanese by Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645), published in premodern Japan, 1645
Vol. 7 Hagakure (Bushido) The Way of the Samurai by Yamamoto Tsunetomo published in the USA 2019-04-14 Original work in Japanese by Yamamoto Tsunetomo (1659-1719), published in premodern Japan, 1716
Vol. 8 Seven Classics on War and Politics published in the USA 2019-10-25 Collection of the first seven volumes of the series

Audiobook Edition

  • Availability March 2020

Paperback Edition

  • Availability November 2019

Apple Ibooks Edition

  • Availability December 2019

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