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Durant, Will 1885-1981

Overview
Works: 2,147 works in 5,433 publications in 12 languages and 56,473 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Autobiographies  Interviews  Introductions 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, 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 )

225 editions published between 1925 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 5,510 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 story of civilization by Will Durant( Book )

13 editions published between 1939 and 1992 in English and held by 3,096 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 )

50 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 3,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the history of human culture and civilization, identifying key themes from throughout five thousand years, with discussion of race, character, morals, religion, economics, government, war, and other topics, and addressing the question of whether progress is real
The age of Napoleon : a history of European civilization from 1789 to 1815 by Will Durant( Book )

21 editions published between 1935 and 1992 in English and held by 1,906 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
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 )

27 editions published between 1939 and 1992 in English and held by 1,854 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
Caesar and Christ : a history of Roman civilization and of Christianity from their beginnings to A.D. 325 by Will Durant( Book )

29 editions published between 1044 and 2011 in English and held by 1,754 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 )

26 editions published between 1935 and 1992 in English and held by 1,675 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 Renaissance : a history of civilization in Italy from 1304-1576 A.D. by Will Durant( Book )

32 editions published between 1953 and 1992 in English and held by 1,622 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 )

33 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the social revolution that accompanied the religious revolution at different phases of the Reformation
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 )

30 editions published between 1935 and 1992 in English and held by 1,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A history of civilization in Western Europe from 1715-1756, with special emphasis on the conflict between religion and philosophy."
Interpretations of life: a survey of contemporary literature; the lives and opinions of some major authors of our time by Will Durant( Book )

18 editions published in 1970 in English and German and held by 1,555 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 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 )

25 editions published between 1933 and 1992 in English and held by 1,529 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 age of faith : a history of medieval civilization--Christian, Islamic, and Judaic-- from Constantine to Dante: A.D. 325-1300 by Will Durant( Book )

19 editions published between 1950 and 1992 in English and held by 1,526 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 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 )

24 editions published between 1961 and 1992 in English and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the religious strife and scientific progress made from 1558 to 1650 in Europe
The story of philosophy by Will Durant( Book )

122 editions published between 1926 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives and opinions of the great philosophers of the Western world
The mansions of philosophy : a survey of human life and destiny by Will Durant( Book )

31 editions published between 1929 and 1941 in English and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bibliographical guide to editions used": pages 674-680
Heroes of history : a brief history of civilization from ancient times to the dawn of the modern age by Will Durant( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,089 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
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 )

9 editions published between 1935 and 1963 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first volume of Will Durant's Pulitzer Prize winning series, Our Oriental Heritage: The Story of Civilization, Volume I chronicles the early history of Egypt, the Middle East, and Asia. In this masterful work, readers will encounter: Sumeria, birthplace of the first cities and written laws, the Egyptians, who perfected monumental architecture, medicine, and mummification more than 3,500 years ago, the Babylonians, who developed astronomy and physics, and planted the seeds of Western mythology, the Judeans, who preserved their culture forever in the immortal books of the Old Testament, the Persians, who ruled the largest empire in recorded history before Rome, Indian philosophy, Chinese philosophers, and Japanese samurais
The pleasures of philosophy : a survey of human life and destiny by Will Durant( Book )

21 editions published between 1953 and 1981 in English and held by 892 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 )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 761 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
 
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The story of civilization The age of Napoleon : a history of European civilization from 1789 to 1815
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The story of civilizationThe lessons of historyThe age of Napoleon : a history of European civilization from 1789 to 1815The 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 CreteCaesar 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 Renaissance : a history of civilization in Italy from 1304-1576 A.D.The Reformation : a history of European civilization from Wyclif to Calvin, 1300-1564
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

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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

Tuvu-lan-the 1885-1981

Uill Dürant

Vil Djurant

Vilṭiyūren̲ṭ 1885-1981

Will Durant 1885-1981

Will Durant Amerikaans historicus (1885-1981)

Will Durant amerikansk filosof, historiker och författare

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

Дюрант, Вил, 1885-1981

Дюрант, Уильям Джеймс

דוראנט, וויל

דורנט, וילים ג'מס

דיוראנט, ויל

דיורנט, ווילים ג'ימז

דיורנט, ויל, 1885-1981

ויל דוראנט

دورانت, وليم.

دورانت، ويليام جيمس، 1885-1981

دورانت، وڔل

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ديورانت، وليام 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

두란트, 윌 1885-1981

듀란드, 윌 1885-1981

듀란트, W. J. 1885-1981

듀란트, 월 1885-1981

듀란트, 윌 1885-1981

듀란트, 윌리엄 J. 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

威廉·詹姆斯·杜蘭特 美國歷史學家,哲學家和作家

威尔·杜兰

杜蘭, 威爾

杜兰威尔 1885-1981

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