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McNeill, William Hardy 1917-

Overview
Works: 315 works in 1,282 publications in 11 languages and 41,060 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Cross-cultural studies  Conference proceedings  Encyclopedias  Outlines, syllabi, etc  Sources  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, ed, Honoree, Speaker, Cartographer, Translator, Compiler
Classifications: CB59, 909
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Plagues and peoples by William Hardy McNeill( Book )
121 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 3,903 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 )
76 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 3,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Statsdannelse; Europa
A world history by William Hardy McNeill( Book )
68 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 2,720 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 )
58 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,351 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 )
30 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Keeping together in time dance and drill in human history by William Hardy McNeill( )
25 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,818 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 )
20 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,565 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
The shape of European history by William Hardy McNeill( Book )
16 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Europe's steppe frontier, 1500-1800 by William Hardy McNeill( Book )
28 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mythistory and other essays by William Hardy McNeill( Book )
15 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays in the liberal interpretation of history; selected papers by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton( Book )
16 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the political causes of the American Revolution, freedom in antiquity, impartial vs. moral judgments, et al
The human condition : an ecological and historical view by William Hardy McNeill( Book )
19 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in English and Italian and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maps of time an introduction to big history by David Christian( )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 955 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
The human web : a bird's-eye view of world history by John Robert McNeill( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 948 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 )
9 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Berkshire encyclopedia of world history ( Book )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 833 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 metamorphosis of Greece since World War II by William Hardy McNeill( Book )
10 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great frontier : freedom and hierarchy in modern times by William Hardy McNeill( Book )
11 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History of Western civilization : a handbook by William Hardy McNeill( Book )
19 editions published between 1949 and 1986 in English and held by 737 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
Readings in world history by William Hardy McNeill( Book )
3 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
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Languages
English (496)
Spanish (15)
Japanese (13)
Italian (12)
Chinese (11)
German (9)
Turkish (7)
French (5)
Greek, Modern (3)
Dutch (1)
Finnish (1)
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