Sun Fin wrote:Hi all, one of my mates needs to find a book by a guy called 'Andokides' for his degree. He was a statesman in ancient Greece and our libabry has been worse than useless. Anybody know a good online source he could use?
ROTK-addict wrote:Thanks for the helpful link
So is this Giles version a commonly accepted translation?
However, I'm not too sure myself of the chinese texts if they are credible or not? Credible here means accepted by historians and as a standard for reference. So anyone here who can help me out with this by giving me some sources? Thanks again
ROTK-addict wrote:Hi guys, I need an opinion on this book. I will only purchase if the historic information is detailed enough, as in the book doesn't cover only the superficial parts of that particular dynasty/era.
Can't believe it that there's not a website that offers an excerpt of the book and darn those local bookstores in my area that wrap up all their books, not even giving a chance for customers to have a preview of the books.
ROTK-addict wrote:Not too long ago, I bought this translated version of art of war.
Now, the translations were done pretty well, the author translated the Chinese words word by word. But, I kinda started to have doubts of this book because the author isn't exactly an academician in ancient Chinese history. Furthermore, I did not do extensive research on which version of art of war I should get since this was an impulse purchase. I would like to hear your opinions on this book and some recommendations of this book by other authors are much appreciated. Thanks
PS: I had to ask here because I don't trust reviews in amazon. They can be made up
If you want a translation from a creditable military historian, Ralph D. Sawyer 's The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China may be what you need.
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