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Durant, Will 1885-1981

Overview
Works: 1,442 works in 4,707 publications in 20 languages and 56,625 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  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 )

163 editions published between 1925 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 4,110 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 )

216 editions published between 1931 and 1998 in 8 languages and held by 3,721 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 )

62 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes material on the influence of biology, race, character, morals, religion, economics, socialism, government, and war on history
The life of Greece : being a history of Greek civilization from the beginnings, and of civilization in the Near East from the death of Alexander, to the Roman conquest ; with an introduction on the prehistoric culture of Crete by Will Durant( Book )

67 editions published between 1936 and 1992 in English and held by 2,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A history of Greek government, industry, manners, morals, religion, philosophy, science, literature and art from the earliest times to the Roman conquest"--Jacket subtitle
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 1,996 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 )

74 editions published between 1935 and 2011 in English and held by 1,912 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 )

66 editions published between 1935 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,877 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 )

56 editions published between 1935 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 1,849 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 story of philosophy : the lives and opinions of the great philosophers of the western world by Will Durant( Book )

63 editions published between 1926 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Story of Philosophy gives not only the ideas and philosophical systems of such world-famous "monarchs of the mind" as Plato, Aristotle, Francis Bacon, Spinoza, Kant, Voltaire, Locke, and others of similar stature, but their flesh-and-blood biographies. Not only the titans of older days but the most famous modern philosophers are here presented and illuminated -- including Bergson, Croce, Russell, and Dewey. The book also examines the philosophers' setting in their own time and place, and their influence on our modern intellectual heritage. These pages are packed with wisdom and winged with wit. Here, in one book for the layman, is a whole university course in philosophy, written in Durant's unique, lively, and concise style."--Publisher's website
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 )

95 editions published between 1935 and 1992 in 8 languages and held by 1,762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the religious strife and scientific progress made from 1558 to 1650 in Europe
Our oriental heritage : being a history of civilization in Egypt and the Near East to the death of Alexander, and in India, China and Japan from the beginning to our own day by Will Durant( Book )

71 editions published between 1935 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of Oriental and Near Eastern civilization
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 )

45 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in English and held by 1,741 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 )

54 editions published between 1935 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,725 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 )

45 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,688 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 1,682 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
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 held by 1,627 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 mansions of philosophy : a survey of human life and destiny by Will Durant( Book )

27 editions published between 1929 and 1941 in English and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of philosophy by Will Durant( Book )

145 editions published between 1926 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspiring and instructive chronicle of the world's great thinkers from Socrates to Santayana
Heroes of history : a brief history of civilization from ancient times to the dawn of the modern age by Will Durant( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,102 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 )

19 editions published between 1953 and 1981 in English and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New and rev. ed. of The Mansions of Philosophy
 
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Dirāns, Vils, 1885-1981

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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

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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 life of Greece : being a history of Greek civilization from the beginnings, and of civilization in the Near East from the death of Alexander, to the Roman conquest ; with an introduction on the prehistoric culture of CreteThe 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 story of philosophy : the lives and opinions of the great philosophers of the western world