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The reception of Thucydides in the history of international relations

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Why does Thucydides currently occupy such an important position as one of the (very few) great classical thinkers about international politics? He has not always enjoyed this prominence. Indeed, during some periods in the history of the academic study of international relations, one could even say that Thucydides was actually neglected in favor of other voices from the past. This chapter argues that one of the stimuli for the modern turn to Thucydides was the experience of total war: Thucydid...

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10.1002/9781118980194.ch19

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University of Oxford
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Christ Church
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Wiley
Host title:
A Handbook to the Reception of Thucydides
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Handbooks
Volume:
19
Pages:
355-372
Publication date:
2014-10-28
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9781405196918
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686608
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2017-03-22

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