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McNeill, William Hardy 1917-2016

Overview
Works: 329 works in 1,557 publications in 8 languages and 44,610 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies  Outlines and syllabi  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Author of introduction, Translator, Consultant, Honoree, Speaker, ed, Cartographer, Other
Classifications: RA649, 909
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Plagues and peoples by William Hardy McNeill( Book )

122 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,566 WorldCat member 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 )

89 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 3,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statsdannelse; Europa
A world history by William Hardy McNeill( Book )

88 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 2,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies the history of the world, with particular attention to the civilizations of the Middle East, India, China, and Europe and extensive treatment of the modern era
The pursuit of power : technology, armed force, and society since A.D. 1000 by William Hardy McNeill( Book )

59 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,089 WorldCat member 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 )

22 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,353 WorldCat member 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
Venice : the hinge of Europe, 1081-1797 by William Hardy McNeill( Book )

27 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Europe's steppe frontier, 1500-1800 by William Hardy McNeill( Book )

35 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Europe's Steppe Frontier", acclaimed historian William H. McNeill analyzes the process whereby the thinly occupied grasslands of southeastern Europe were incorporated into three great empires: the Ottoman, the Austrian, and the Russian. McNeill benefits from a New World detachment from the bitter nationality quarrels of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries which inspired but also blinded most of the historians of the region. Moreover, the unique institutional adjustments southeastern Europeans made to the frontier challenge cast indirect light upon the peculiarities of the North American frontier experience
The shape of European history by William Hardy McNeill( Book )

16 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in the liberal interpretation of history; selected papers by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton( Book )

17 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the political causes of the American Revolution, freedom in antiquity, impartial vs. moral judgments, et al
The human web : a bird's-eye view of world history by John Robert McNeill( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study on human patterns, interactions, and conflict from the earliest periods in history considers such topics as the evolution of religion, the western world's dominance in the world market, and the creation of ancient agriculture
Human migration : patterns and policies( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mythistory and other essays by William Hardy McNeill( Book )

16 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The metamorphosis of Greece since World War II by William Hardy McNeill( Book )

13 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human condition : an ecological and historical view by William Hardy McNeill( Book )

19 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keeping together in time : dance and drill in human history by William Hardy McNeill( Book )

33 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 779 WorldCat member 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
History of Western civilization : a handbook by William Hardy McNeill( Book )

30 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renowned historian William H. McNeil provides a brilliant narrative chronology of the development of Western civilization, representing its socio-political as well as cultural aspects. This sixth edition includes new material for the twentieth-century period and completely revised bibliographies. An invaluable tool for the study of Western civilization, the Handbook 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
The contemporary world, 1914/present by William Hardy McNeill( Book )

19 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great frontier : freedom and hierarchy in modern times by William Hardy McNeill( Book )

14 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hutchins' university : a memoir of the University of Chicago, 1929-1950 by William Hardy McNeill( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book aims to set forth the convergence of institutional and sociological circumstances with intellectual and personal aspirations at the University of Chicago in the 1930s and 1940s under the direction of its fifth president, Robert Maynard Hutchins. Based in part on the author's personal experiences as a student and young faculty member there, the book relates Hutchins' opposition to the departmentalization of learning and his call for reforms in general education which sparked much debate and created a unique institution. The text sketches the interplay of personalities with changing national circumstances during the Depression, war, and postwar eras always focusing on the institutional life of the university and showing how student behavior, staff and faculty activity, and even the Hyde Park neighborhood revolved around the charismatic figure of Hutchins. Central to the story are successive transformations of the College, the undergraduate program, and the ideal of general or liberal education known outside the university by the "Great Books" program. Included are extensive notes to each of six chapters and an index. (Jb)
Maps of time : an introduction to big history by David Christian( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing a novel perspective on the study of history, David Christian views the interaction of the natural world with the more recent arrivals in flora & fauna, including human beings
 
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William McNeill

Ουίλιαμ Χάρντι Μακνήλ

Макнил, Уильям

وليام ماكنيل مؤرخ كندي

ویلیام هاردی مک‌نیل تاریخ‌نگار آمریکایی

마이커니얼, 웨이롄 H. 1917-

맥닐, 윌리엄 H. 1917-

맥닐, 윌리엄 하디 1917-

ウィリアム・ハーディー・マクニール

マクニール, W. H.

マクニール, ウィリアム H.

マクネイル, W. H.

威廉·麦克尼尔

Languages
English (621)

Spanish (25)

Turkish (12)

French (7)

Chinese (7)

Korean (2)

Finnish (1)

Thai (1)

Covers
The rise of the West : a history of the human communityA world historyThe pursuit of power : technology, armed force, and society since A.D. 1000Venice : the hinge of Europe, 1081-1797Europe's steppe frontier, 1500-1800The human web : a bird's-eye view of world historyKeeping together in time : dance and drill in human historyHistory of Western civilization : a handbookHutchins' university : a memoir of the University of Chicago, 1929-1950