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Durant, Ariel

Overview
Works: 537 works in 1,609 publications in 8 languages and 22,686 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Other, Creator
Classifications: CB53, 940.253
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ariel Durant
The story of civilization by Will Durant( Book )

159 editions published between 1935 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 3,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1921, Will Durant began his five-decade-long series, The Story of Civilization. Joined later by his wife, Ariel, the two labored together to create one of the twentieth-century's most enduring masterworks of history for the general reader. With the 11 volumes that comprise this remarkable undertaking -- enhanced by the enthralling scholarship and eloquent prose that are the hallmark of their work -- the Durants have woven a fascinating tapestry of mankind's historical and cultural achievements spanning 10,000 years into a compelling narrative.--From publisher's description
The lessons of history by Will Durant( Book )

49 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes material on the influence of biology, race, character, morals, religion, economics, socialism, government, and war on history
The age of Napoleon : a history of European civilization from 1789 to 1815 by Will Durant( Book )

19 editions published between 1935 and 1992 in English and held by 1,990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the enigmatic character and incredible career of Napoleon Bonaparte, and describes the world he helped to fashion in the course of his ambitions
Rousseau and Revolution : a history of civilization in France, England, and Germany from 1756, and in the remainder of Europe from 1715 to 1789 by Will Durant( Book )

52 editions published between 1935 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A history of civilization in France, England, and Germany from 1756 and in the remainder of Europe from 1715-1789." "There is no 'popular history that is so encyclopedic in scope, so brightly readable in style.'" Saturday Rev
The age of Voltaire : a history of civilization in Western Europe from 1715 to 1756, with special emphasis on the conflict between religion and philosophy by Will Durant( Book )

44 editions published between 1935 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 1,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A history of civilization in Western Europe from 1715-1756, with special emphasis on the conflict between religion and philosophy."
The age of reason begins : a history of European civilization in the period of Shakespeare, Bacon, Montaigne, Rembrandt, Galileo, and Descartes: 1558-1648 by Will Durant( Book )

75 editions published between 1935 and 1992 in 8 languages and held by 1,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the religious strife and scientific progress made from 1558 to 1650 in Europe
The age of Louis XIV : a history of European civilization in the period of Pascal, Molière, Cromwell, Milton, Peter the Great, Newton, and Spinoza: 1648-1715 by Will Durant( Book )

38 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in English and held by 1,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A history of European civilization in the period of Pascal, Molière, Cromwell, Milton, Peter the Great, Newton and Spinoza: 1648-1715."
Interpretations of life: a survey of contemporary literature; the lives and opinions of some major authors of our time by Will Durant( Book )

12 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 1,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives and opinions of some major authors of our time: Faulkner, Hemingway, Steinbeck, Sinclair, O'Neill, Jeffers, Pound, Joyce, Eliot, Maughan, Proust, Gide, Wittgenstein, Kierkegaard, Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Camus, Mann, Kafka, Kazantzakis, Sholokhov, Pasternak, Solzhenitzyn, and Yevtushenko
A dual autobiography by Will Durant( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 1,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lessons of history by Will Durant( Recording )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Durants offer profound and insightful interpretation of the most vital lessons of history based on their five decades of research and reflection on philosophy and history
The story of civilization by Will Durant( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Age of Louis XIV by Will Durant( Recording )

10 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Age of Louis XIV is the biography of a period (1648-1715) that Spengler considered the apex of modern European civilization. Central to the book is the "Sun King" himself, Louis XIV, who ruled France for over seventy years, longer than almost any European ruler in history. He is the subject of a character study that runs through seven chapters, revealing the flesh and blood beneath the purple and the crown. From France the narrative passes to the Netherlands, which shows the Dutch opening their dikes to save their land from Louis XIV and sending William of Orange to become king of England and a leader of the European alliance against Louis' hegemony. In England we contemplate the heyday of virtue under the Puritans and study the character of Cromwell. We see Milton's passionate career as part of the vain effort to prevent the Stuart Restoration. We find Charles II, the "Merry Monarch," attend boisterous Restoration plays, we skim the diaries of Evelyn and Pepys, and we follow Jonathan Swift from genius to insanity. Crossing the North Sea we trace the tragic heroism of Charles XII of Sweden and the attempt of Peter the Great to lead Russia from barbarism to civilization. We accompany the noble Sobieski of Poland as he rescues Vienna from the Turks. We visit Italy and Spain. We see the Jews proscribed and impoverished in Europe but rising to riches in Amsterdam and following Sabbatai Zevi in a desperate hope of regaining Palestine and freedom. All this forms the background for the "intellectual adventure" of the European mind in its passage from superstition, mythology, and intolerance to education, science, and philosophy, for this was the age of Newton, Leibniz, and Spinoza. The book ends with the sunset of Le Roi Soleil. Louis dying defeated and repentant, begging his grandson and successor not to imitate his taste for splendor and war, and followed in his funeral by the insults of the crowd
Rousseau und die Revolution : Eine Kulturgeschichte Frankreichs, Deutschlands und Englands von 1756 bis 1789 und des übrigen Europa von 1715 bis 1789 by Will Durant( Book )

9 editions published in 1969 in German and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kulturgeschichte der Menschheit by Will Durant( Book )

21 editions published between 1977 and 1985 in German and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Zeitalter Ludwigs XIV. Eine Geschichte der Europäischen Kultur zur Zeit Pascals, Molières, Cromwells, Miltons, Peters des Grossen, Newtons und Spinozas, 1648-1715 by Will Durant( Book )

7 editions published in 1966 in German and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of reason begins, 1558-1648 by Will Durant( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of reason begins : a history of European civilization in the period of Shakespeare, Bacon, Montaigne, Rembrandt, Galileo, and Descartes: 1558-1648 by Will Durant( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This seventh volume of Will and Ariel Durant's series, "The story of civilization," chronicles the history of European civilization from 1558 to 1648
Die Lehren der Geschichte by Will Durant( Book )

7 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in German and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Französische Revolution und der Aufstieg Napoleons by Will Durant( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1985 in German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of Napoleon : a history of European civilization from 1789 to 1815 by Will Durant( Recording )

5 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An engrossing volume on European civilization by Pulitzer Prize-winning historians Will and Ariel DurantThe Age of Napoleon, the eleventh and final volume of The Story of Civilization, surveys the amazing chain of events that wrenched Europe out of the Enlightenment and into the age of democracy. In this masterful work, listeners will encounter the French Revolution--from the storming of the Bastille to the guillotining of the king; the revolution's leaders Danton, Desmoulins, Robespierre, Saint-Just--all cut down by the reign of terror they inaugurated; Napoleon's meteoric rise--from provincial Corsican military student to emperor and commander of the largest army in history; Napoleon's fall--his army's destruction in the snows of Russia, his exile to Elba, his escape and reconquest of the throne, and his ultimate defeat at Waterloo by the combined forces of Europe; the birth of Romanticism and the dawning of a new age of active democracy and a rising middle class, laying the foundation for a new era
 
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Alternative Names
Ariel Durant Amerikaans historica (1898-1981)

Ariel Durant amerikansk historikar

Ariel Durant amerikansk historiker

Ariel Durant écrivaine américaine

Ariel Durant US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Diyūrānt, Aryil

Durant, Will and Ariel

Durant, Will (Mrs.)

Kaufman, Ada.

Kaufman, Chaya

Kaufman, Ida

Аріель Дюран

آرييل ديورانت، 1898-1981

أرئيل ديورانت كاتبة أمريكية يهودية روسية

آریل دورانت تاریخ‌نگار آمریکایی

إيريل ديورانت، 1898-1981

ديورانت، أريل، 1898-1981

ديورانت، أيريل، 1898-1981

كوفمان، إيدا، 1898-1981

كوفمان، شايا، 1898-1981

듀런트, 아리엘 1898-1981

デュラント, A.

デュラント, アリエル

Languages
English (320)

German (193)

Chinese (19)

Japanese (13)

French (10)

Persian (3)

Italian (3)

Spanish (2)

Covers
The lessons of historyThe age of Napoleon : a history of European civilization from 1789 to 1815Rousseau and Revolution : a history of civilization in France, England, and Germany from 1756, and in the remainder of Europe from 1715 to 1789The age of Voltaire : a history of civilization in Western Europe from 1715 to 1756, with special emphasis on the conflict between religion and philosophyThe age of reason begins : a history of European civilization in the period of Shakespeare, Bacon, Montaigne, Rembrandt, Galileo, and Descartes: 1558-1648The age of Louis XIV : a history of European civilization in the period of Pascal, Molière, Cromwell, Milton, Peter the Great, Newton, and Spinoza: 1648-1715The lessons of historyThe story of civilization