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Durant, Will 1885-1981

Overview
Works: 1,512 works in 4,856 publications in 21 languages and 56,815 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Interviews  Introductions 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other, Speaker, Correspondent
Classifications: CB53, 909
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Most widely held works by Will Durant
The story of philosophy : the lives and opinions of the greater philosophers by Will Durant( Book )

230 editions published between 1925 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 5,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant and concise account of the lives and ideas of the great philosophers--Plato, Aristotle, Bacon, Spinoza, Voltaire, Kant, Schopenhauer, Spencer, Nietzsche, Bergson, Croce, Russell, Santayana, James and Dewey--The Story of Philosophy is one of the great books of our time. The Story of Philosophy is a key book for any reader who wishes to survey the history and development of philosophical ideas in the Western world
The story of civilization by Will Durant( Book )

60 editions published between 1931 and 1998 in 6 languages and held by 3,348 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 )

63 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,095 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 )

24 editions published between 1935 and 1992 in English and held by 1,985 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
Caesar and Christ : a history of Roman civilization and of Christianity from their beginnings to A.D. 325 by Will Durant( Book )

72 editions published between 1935 and 2011 in English and held by 1,907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roman life--politics, economics, literature, art, morals."
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 )

32 editions published between 1964 and 1992 in English and held by 1,814 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 )

46 editions published between 1935 and 1992 in English and held by 1,761 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 )

41 editions published between 1963 and 1992 in English and held by 1,736 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."
The Renaissance : a history of civilization in Italy from 1304-1576 A.D. by Will Durant( Book )

50 editions published between 1935 and 1992 in English and held by 1,733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Renaissance as it flowered through Italy. Emphasizes the contributions of characters famous in history
The Reformation : a history of European civilization from Wyclif to Calvin, 1300-1564 by Will Durant( Book )

51 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the social revolution that accompanied the religious revolution at different phases of the Reformation
The age of faith : a history of medieval civilization--Christian, Islamic, and Judaic-- from Constantine to Dante: A.D. 325-1300 by Will Durant( Book )

38 editions published between 1939 and 1992 in English and held by 1,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Covers the economy, politics, law, government, religion, morals, manners, education, literature, science, philosophy, and art of the Christians, Moslems, and Jews during an epoch that saw vital contests among the three great religions and between the religious and the secular view of human life."--Jacket
The story of philosophy by Will Durant( Book )

189 editions published between 1926 and 2016 in 17 languages and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspiring and instructive chronicle of the world's great thinkers from Socrates to Santayana
The mansions of philosophy : a survey of human life and destiny by Will Durant( Book )

30 editions published between 1920 and 1941 in English and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heroes of history : a brief history of civilization from ancient times to the dawn of the modern age by Will Durant( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the tradition of his bestselling books "The Story of Civilization" and "The Lessons of History, " Pulitzer-prize winning historian Will Durant traces the lives and ideas of those who have helped to define civilization, in a book published 20 years after his death
The pleasures of philosophy : a survey of human life and destiny by Will Durant( Book )

20 editions published between 1953 and 1981 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New and rev. ed. of The Mansions of Philosophy
The greatest minds and ideas of all time by Will Durant( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pulitzer Prize-winner Will Durant presents and defends his choices for the ten greatest thinkers, ten greatest poets, one hundred best books for an education, ten peaks of human progress, and twelve vital dates in world history
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 )

30 editions published between 1961 and 1992 in 7 languages and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of European civilization in the Period of Shakespeare, Bacon, Montaigne, Rembrandt, Galileo, and Descartes: 1558-1648
Fallen leaves : last words on life, love, war and God by Will Durant( )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final and most personal work from Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Will Durant-discovered thirty-two years after his death-is a message of insight for everyone who has sought meaning in life or the council of a wise friend in navigating life's journey. From 1968 to 1978, Will Durant made four public allusions to the existence of Fallen Leaves. One, in 1975, hinted at its contents: "a not very serious book that answers the questions of what I think about government, life, death, and God." And in 1975: "I propose ... to answer all the important questions, simply, fairly, and imperfectly." Even into his nineties, he worked on the book daily, writing it out on legal notepads. Upon his death in 1981, no one, not even the Durant heirs, knew if he had completed it, or even if it still existed. Thirty-two years later, in a granddaughter's attic trunk, the manuscript was discovered. Fallen Leaves is Will Durant's most personal book. It is precisely as he described: twenty-two short chapters on everything from youth and old age, religion and morals, to sex, war, politics, and art. The culmination of Durant's sixty-plus years spent researching the philosophies, religions, arts, sciences, and civilizations from across the world, Fallen Leaves is the distilled wisdom of a gifted scholar with a renowned talent for rendering the insights of the past accessible. In its preface Durant mentions that over the course of his career he received letters from "curious readers who have challenged me to speak my mind on the timeless questions of human life and fate." With Fallen Leaves he accepted their challenge. It contains strong opinions, elegant prose, and deep insights into the human condition as only Will Durant could provide, as well as his revealing conclusions about the perennial problems and greatest joys we face as a species
A dual autobiography by Will Durant( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transition; a sentimental story of one mind and one era by Will Durant( Book )

13 editions published between 1927 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is the autobiography of American writer, historian, and philosopher Will Durant (1885-1981), best known for his epic work "The Story of Civilization." Originally published in 1927, this work covers up to the time of his daughter's birth; it reveals a great deal about his character. Durant had a brilliant mind, but as an idealistic young man, he was also an agitator who had associations with people who were not merely counter-cultural, but anarchists. Durant himself never quite stepped over the line into anarchy, but he flirted with those who did until he realized how self-defeating such an approach is. Durant was always a self-admitted socialist, and he was critical of capitalism all his life. Nevertheless, he offered some deeply thought-provoking analysis of history that are quite relevant to the present day. This work shows us the man behind the thought, his human struggles, his loves, his mistakes and his regrets, and ultimately his growth in personal integrity. Readers learn how the revolutionary learned to use the power of historical insight to make the points that bombs and violence never could make
 
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Alternative Names
Dirāns, Vils, 1885-1981

Diyūrānt, Wil Dāyrīl, 1885-1981

Djurant, Vil.

Durand, Will

Durant, W. J. 1885-1981

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Durant, Will James 1885-1981

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Durant, William J. 1885-1981

Durant, William James

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Durrant, William James

Durrant William James 1885-1981

Ṭiyūren̲ṭ, Vil 1885-1981

Tu-lan, Wei-erh

Tu-lan, Wei-erh 1885-1981

Uill Dürant

Vil Djurant

Vilṭiyūren̲ṭ 1885-1981

Will Durant Amerikaans historicus (1885-1981)

Will Durant filosofo, saggista e storico statunitense

Will Durant filozof i historyk amerykański

William James Durant US-amerikanischer Philosoph und Schriftsteller

Γουίλ Ντυράν συγγραφέας, ιστορικός και φιλόσοφος

Вил Дјурант

Вільям Джеймс Дюрант

Дюрант, Вил, 1885-1981

Дюрант, Уильям Джеймс

דוראנט, וויל

דורנט, וילים ג'מס

דיוראנט, ויל

דיורנט, ווילים ג'ימז

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دورانت، ويليام جيمس، 1885-1981

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ويل ديورانت فيلسوف، مؤرخ وكاتب أمريكي

ویل دورانت فیلسوف، نویسنده، و تاریخ‌نگار آمریکایی

ویلیام جیمس دورانت

विल डुराण्ट

ਵਿਲ ਡੁਰਾਂਟ

வில்லியம் ஜேம்ஸ் டியூரண்ட்

విల్ డ్యురాంట్

വിൽ ഡുറാന്റ്

듀란드, 윌 1885-1981

듀란트, 월 1885-1981

듀란트, 윌 1885-1981

듀란트, 윌리엄 제임스 1885-1981

듀랜트, W. J. 1885-1981

듀랜트, 윌 1885-1981

듀런트, 윌 1885-1981

ウィリアム・ダラント

デュラント, W.

デュラント, W. 1885-1981

デューラント, ウィル

威尔·杜兰

杜蘭, 威爾

杜兰威尔

杜兰威尔 1885-1981

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The story of civilizationThe lessons of historyThe age of Napoleon : a history of European civilization from 1789 to 1815Caesar and Christ : a history of Roman civilization and of Christianity from their beginnings to A.D. 325Rousseau 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 Renaissance : a history of civilization in Italy from 1304-1576 A.D.