McNeill, William Hardy 1917-
Most widely held works about William Hardy McNeill
Most widely held works by William Hardy McNeill
Plagues and peoples by William Hardy McNeill ( Book )
62 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 2,959 libraries worldwide
Covers the historical impact of bubonic plague (including the Black Death), cholera, malaria, smallpox, and other diseases.
The rise of the West : a history of the human community by William Hardy McNeill ( Book )
29 editions published between 1963 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,602 libraries worldwide
A world history by William Hardy McNeill ( Book )
29 editions published between 1966 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 2,116 libraries worldwide
The pursuit of power : technology, armed force, and society since A.D. 1000 by William Hardy McNeill ( Book )
18 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and French and held by 2,063 libraries worldwide
"In this magnificent synthesis of military, technological, and social history, William H. McNeill explores a whole millennium of human upheaval and traces the path by which we have arrived at the frightening dilemmas that now confront us. McNeill moves with equal mastery from the crossbow -- banned by the Church in 1139 as too lethal for Christians to use against one another -- to the nuclear missile, from the sociological consequences of drill in the seventeenth century to the emergence of the military-industrial complex in the twentieth. His central argument is that a commercial transformation of world society in the eleventh century caused military activity to respond increasingly to market forces as well as to the commands of rulers. Only in our own time, suggests McNeill, are command economies replacing the market control of large-scale human effort. The Pursuit of Power does not solve the problems of the present, but its discoveries, hypotheses, and sheer breadth of learning do offer a perspective on our current fears and, as McNeill hopes, 'a ground for wiser action'." -- Publisher description.
Arnold J. Toynbee, a life by William Hardy McNeill ( Book )
11 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,458 libraries worldwide
Examines the life of the eminent American historian, analyzing the merits and shortcomings of his many works and his often troubled personal life.
The shape of European history by William Hardy McNeill ( Book )
8 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in Chinese and English and held by 1,127 libraries worldwide
Venice : the hinge of Europe, 1081-1797 by William Hardy McNeill ( Book )
11 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 1,110 libraries worldwide
Europe's steppe frontier, 1500-1800 by William Hardy McNeill ( Book )
10 editions published between 1964 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,061 libraries worldwide
Essays in the liberal interpretation of history; selected papers by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton ( Book )
6 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,060 libraries worldwide
Mythistory and other essays by William Hardy McNeill ( Book )
8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 958 libraries worldwide
Human migration : patterns and policies ( Book )
6 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in English and held by 910 libraries worldwide
The human condition : an ecological and historical view by William Hardy McNeill ( Book )
8 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 867 libraries worldwide
History of Western civilization : a handbook by William Hardy McNeill ( Book )
34 editions published between 1949 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 853 libraries worldwide
[This volume] provides a ... narrative chronology of the development of Western civilization, representing its socio-political as well as cultural aspects. [It] includes new material for the twentieth-century period and completely revised bibliographies. [It] is an essential complement to readings in primary and secondary sources such as those in the nine-volume University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization. -http://www.loc.gov/catdir
The metamorphosis of Greece since World War II by William Hardy McNeill ( Book )
6 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 836 libraries worldwide
The human web : a bird's-eye view of world history by John Robert McNeill ( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 822 libraries worldwide
Why did the first civilizations emerge when and where they did? How did Islam become a unifying force in the world of its birth? What enabled the West to project its goods and power around the world from the fifteenth century on? Why was agriculture invented seven times and the steam engine just once? World-historical questions such as these ... are now of great moment as global frictions increase. In a spirited ... contribution to this quickening discussion, [the authors] explore the webs that have drawn humans together in patterns of interaction and exchange, cooperation and competition, since earliest times. Whether small or large, loose or dense, these webs have provided the medium for the movement of ideas, goods, power, and money within and across cultures, societies, and nations. [In this book, the authors] show human webs to be a key component of world history and a revealing framework of analysis. -Dust jacket.
Keeping together in time : dance and drill in human history by William Hardy McNeill ( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and French and held by 793 libraries worldwide
In Keeping Together in Time one of the most widely read and respected historians in America pursues the possibility that coordinated rhythmic movement - and the shared feelings it evokes - has been a powerful force in holding human groups together. As he has done for historical phenomena as diverse as warfare, plague, and the pursuit of power, William McNeill brings a dazzling breadth and depth of knowledge to his study of dance and drill in human history. From the records of distant and ancient peoples to the latest findings of the life sciences, he discovers evidence that rhythmic movement has played a profound role in creating and sustaining human communities. The behavior of chimpanzees, festival village dances, the close-order drill of early modern Europe, the ecstatic dance-trances of shamans and dervishes, the goose-stepping Nazi formations, the morning exercises of factory workers in Japan - all these and many more figure in the bold picture McNeill draws. A sense of community is the key, and shared movement, whether dance or military drill, is its mainspring. McNeill focuses on the visceral and emotional sensations such movement arouses, particularly the euphoric fellow-feeling he calls "muscular bonding." These sensations, he suggests, endow groups with a capacity for cooperation, which in turn improves their chance of survival.
Readings in world history by William Hardy McNeill ( Book )
4 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 688 libraries worldwide
Berkshire encyclopedia of world history ( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 653 libraries worldwide
"A comprehensive encyclopedia of world history with 538 articles that trace the development of human history with a focus on area studies, global history, anthropology, geography, science, arts, literature, economics, women's studies, African-American studies, and cultural studies related to all regions of the world"--Provided by publisher.
The great frontier : freedom and hierarchy in modern times by William Hardy McNeill ( Book )
8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 643 libraries worldwide
The contemporary world, 1914/present by William Hardy McNeill ( Book )
11 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in English and Spanish and held by 641 libraries worldwide
Biography Canada Civilization Civilization, Western Civilization--Philosophy Civilization--Venetian influences Conference proceedings Cross-cultural studies Dance--Psychological aspects Drill and minor tactics Economic history Emigration and immigration Encyclopedias Epidemics Equality Europe Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Frontier and pioneer life Great Britain Greece Historians Historiography History History History, Modern History--Philosophy Human ecology Italy--Venice Labor supply McNeill, William Hardy,--1917- Middle East Migration, Internal Military art and science Military history Military history, Medieval Military history, Modern Movement, Psychology of Outlines, syllabi, etc. Political science Rhythm--Psychological aspects Social classes Social history Sources Toynbee, Arnold,--1889-1975 Turkey Unit cohesion (Military science) United States World history World politics
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