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Durant, Ariel

Overview
Works: 557 works in 1,745 publications in 8 languages and 22,737 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Other, Creator
Classifications: CB53, 940.253
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Most widely held works by Ariel Durant
The story of civilization by Will Durant( Book )

29 editions published between 1935 and 1993 in English and held by 3,271 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 )

51 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 3,068 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 )

20 editions published between 1935 and 1992 in English and held by 1,952 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 held by 1,764 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 )

39 editions published between 1935 and 1992 in English and held by 1,673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A history of civilization in Western Europe from 1715 to 1756, with special emphasis on the conflict between religion and philosophy."
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 1933 and 2011 in English and held by 1,640 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 )

14 editions published in 1970 in English and German and held by 1,583 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
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 )

44 editions published between 1935 and 1992 in English and held by 1,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the religious strife and scientific progress made from 1558 to 1650 in Europe
A dual autobiography by Will Durant( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lessons of history by Will Durant( Recording )

29 editions published between 1988 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
Die Geschichte der Zivilisation by Will Durant( Book )

129 editions published between 1946 and 1985 in 5 languages and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

18 editions published between 1961 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of reason begins by Will Durant( Recording )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This seventh volume of Will and Ariel Durant's renowned Story of Civilization chronicles the history of European civilization from 1558 to 1648. The Age of Reason Begins brings together a fascinating network of stories in the discussion of the bumpy road toward the Enlightenment. This is the age of great monarchs and greater artists--on the one hand, Elizabeth I of England, Philip II of Spain, and Henry IV of France; on the other, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Montaigne, and Rembrandt. It also encompasses the heyday of Francis Bacon, Galileo, Giordano Bruno, and Descartes, the fathers of modern science and philosophy. But it is equally an age of extreme violence, a moment in which all Europe was embroiled in the horrible Thirty Years' War--in some respects, the real first world war. This chapter in cultural history is one that can't be missed
Das Zeitalter Voltaires : eine Kulturgeschichte Mittel- und Westeuropas von 1715 bis 1756 unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Konfliktes zwischen Religion und Philosophie by Will Durant( Book )

10 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Story of Civilization, Volume IX: A history of civilization in Western Europe from 1715 to 1756, with special emphasis on the conflict between religion and philosophy. This is the ninth volume of the classic, Pulitzer Prize-winning series
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( Recording )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pulitzer Prize-winning volume on European civilization by acclaimed historians Will and Ariel Durant. Rousseau and Revolution, the tenth volume of the Story of Civilization, ranges over a Europe in ferment, but centers on the passionate rebel-philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the great exponent of the romantic impulse toward self-exploration and social revolt, who contended with the great rationalist Voltaire for the mind of Europe. Rousseau condemned civilization as a disease, glorified the noble savage, proclaimed to the world with equal intensity his own love affairs and the natural rights of man, and became the patron saint of the revolution and the worldwide social upheavals of two centuries
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( )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 67 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
Kulturgeschichte der Menschheit by Will Durant( Book )

21 editions published between 1977 and 1985 in German and held by 65 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 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Zeitalter der Vernunft hebt an : eine Geschichte der europäischen Kultur zur Zeit Shakespeares, Bacons, Montaignes, Rembrandts, Galileis und Descartes' (1558-1648) by Will Durant( Book )

6 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in German and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Lehren der Geschichte by Will Durant( Book )

7 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in German and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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

ایرئیل ڈیورنٹ

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 (347)

German (176)

Chinese (18)

Japanese (13)

Persian (2)

Italian (2)

Spanish (2)

French (1)

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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 Louis XIV : a history of European civilization in the period of Pascal, Molière, Cromwell, Milton, Peter the Great, Newton, and Spinoza: 1648-1715The age of reason begins : a history of European civilization in the period of Shakespeare, Bacon, Montaigne, Rembrandt, Galileo, and Descartes: 1558-1648The lessons of history