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    The art of war

    The art of war by Niccolo Machiavelli.

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    Thank ye kindly, ma'm

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    Welcome Capn' Arr
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    Machiavelli was a follower of Tsun Zu?...


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    I don't believe so.

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    I was referring to the title...and believed that Tsun Zu came first before Maciavelli


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    Ahh, yes, Tsun Zu (sp.) did come before Niccolo, but I think the two are unrelated.

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    Maybe he got inspired in a way?
    Nevermind


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    Ha, we have "The LOST Art of War" on our shelves...never opened it, as with many of our books, but this one is by... ah! Sun Tzu. (Different spelling, or different author?)


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    There have been many interpretations of his name (some even claiming that he was not a real person but a name underwhich the works were collected) I guess it be a bit like shakespeare, always some controversy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanislaw
    The art of war by Niccolo Machiavelli.

    Soooo.......what? Machiavelii re-wrote 'The Art of War', a colection of ancient strategies older than most european societies? Or are you talking about a completely different book who's title is purposely copied by Machiavelli (for literary reasons I suppose) FROM these ancient manuscripts??

    .....I remain........confused.

    (Statesman) Machiavelli....1469-1527 A.D.

    (Manuscript)'The Art of War'...... pre-500 B.C.
    Last edited by baddad; 02-17-2005 at 09:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baddad
    Soooo.......what? Machiavelii re-wrote 'The Art of War', a colection of ancient strategies older than most european societies? Or are you talking about a completely different book who's title is purposely copied by Machiavelli (for literary reasons I suppose) FROM these ancient manuscripts??

    .....I remain........confused.

    (Statesman) Machiavelli....1469-1527 A.D.

    (Manuscript)'The Art of War'...... pre-500 B.C.
    well, even back-in-the-day people, erm, lacked originality???, not sure, but the books do take different aproaches.

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