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McNeill, William Hardy 1917-

Overview
Works: 354 works in 1,228 publications in 2 languages and 40,314 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Cross-cultural studies  Outlines, syllabi, etc  Conference proceedings  Encyclopedias  Sources  Anecdotes 
Roles: Compiler, Editor, Author of introduction, Speaker, Honoree, Translator, ed, Cartographer
Classifications: CB59, 909
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Plagues and peoples by William Hardy McNeill ( Book )
90 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,679 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 )
58 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in English and held by 3,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Statsdannelse; Europa
A world history by William Hardy McNeill ( Book )
51 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,726 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 )
38 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 2,215 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
Venice : the hinge of Europe, 1081-1797 by William Hardy McNeill ( Book )
19 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Keeping together in time dance and drill in human history by William Hardy McNeill ( )
22 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,652 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
Arnold J. Toynbee, a life by William Hardy McNeill ( Book )
21 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,563 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
Europe's steppe frontier, 1500-1800 by William Hardy McNeill ( Book )
25 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The shape of European history by William Hardy McNeill ( Book )
10 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mythistory and other essays by William Hardy McNeill ( Book )
14 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays in the liberal interpretation of history; selected papers by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton ( Book )
13 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the political causes of the American Revolution, freedom in antiquity, impartial vs. moral judgments, et al
History of Western civilization : a handbook by William Hardy McNeill ( Book )
30 editions published between 1949 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The human condition : an ecological and historical view by William Hardy McNeill ( Book )
15 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Human migration : patterns and policies ( Book )
9 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The human web : a bird's-eye view of world history by John Robert McNeill ( Book )
9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 872 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
The metamorphosis of Greece since World War II by William Hardy McNeill ( Book )
9 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Berkshire encyclopedia of world history ( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member 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 )
12 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maps of time an introduction to big history by David Christian ( )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to a new way of looking at history, from a perspective that stretches from the beginning of time to the present day, Maps of Time is world history on an unprecedented scale. Beginning with the Big Bang, David Christian views the interaction of the natural world with the more recent arrivals in flora and fauna, including human beings. Cosmology, geology, archeology, and population and environmental studies--all figure in David Christian's account, which is an ambitious overview of the emerging field of "Big History." Maps of Time opens with the origins of the universe, the stars
Readings in world history by William Hardy McNeill ( Book )
3 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Hardy McNeill, William 1917-
Mac Neill, William H.
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Maikenier, Weilian, 1917-
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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
Languages
English (467)
Spanish (3)
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