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Durant, Will 1885-1981

Overview
Works: 1,127 works in 3,908 publications in 25 languages and 55,273 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Introductions 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other, 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 )

203 editions published between 1925 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 4,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant and concise account of the lives and ideas of the great philosophers--Plato, Aristotle, Bacon, Spinoza, Voltaire, Kant, Schopenhauer, Spencer, Nietzsche, Bergson, Croce, Russell, Santayana, James and Dewey--The Story of Philosophy is one of the great books of our time. The Story of Philosophy is a key book for any reader who wishes to survey the history and development of philosophical ideas in the Western world
The story of civilization by Will Durant( Book )

128 editions published between 1931 and 1994 in 7 languages and held by 3,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. 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 of our own day; with an introduction on the nature and foundations of civilization.--2. 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.--3. Caesar and Christ, a history of Roman civilization and of Christianity from their beginnings to A.D. 325.--4. The age of Faith; a history of medieval civilization (Christian, Islamic, and Judaic) from Constantine to Dante, A.D. 325-1300.--5. The Renaissance; a history of civilization in Italy from 1304-1576 A.D.--6. The Reformation.--7. The Age of Reason begins, 1558-1648.--8. The age of Louis XIV, 1648-1715.--9. The age of Voltaire; a history of civlization in Western Europe from 1715 to 1756, with special emphasis on the conflict between religion and philosophy.--10. Rousseau and revolution; a history of civilization in France, England, and Germany from 1756, and in the remainder of Europe from 1715 to 1789.--11. The age of Napoleon; a history of European civilization from 1789 to 1815
The lessons of history by Will Durant( Book )

92 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 3,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes material on the influence of biology, race, character, morals, religion, economics, socialism, government, and war on history
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 )

129 editions published between 1936 and 1997 in 12 languages and held by 2,405 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
The age of Napoleon : a history of European civilization from 1789 to 1815 by Will Durant( Book )

31 editions published between 1967 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 2,038 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
Caesar and Christ : a history of Roman civilization and of Christianity from their beginnings to A.D. 325 by Will Durant( Book )

92 editions published between 1944 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 2,022 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 )

69 editions published between 1957 and 1992 in 5 languages and held by 1,945 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 )

77 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Renaissance as it flowered through Italy. Emphasizes the contributions of characters famous in history
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 )

54 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A history of civilization in Western Europe from 1715-1756, with special emphasis on the conflict between religion and philosophy."
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 )

68 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,825 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."
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 )

59 editions published between 1935 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of Oriental and Near Eastern civilization
The Reformation : a history of European civilization from Wyclif to Calvin, 1300-1564 by Will Durant( Book )

64 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

69 editions published between 1957 and 1992 in 8 languages and held by 1,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the religious strife and scientific progress made from 1558 to 1650 in Europe
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 )

27 editions published between 1950 and 1992 in English and held by 1,707 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
Interpretations of life: a survey of contemporary literature; the lives and opinions of some major authors of our time by Will Durant( Book )

20 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,698 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 story of philosophy : the lives and opinions of the great philosophers of the western world by Will Durant( Book )

44 editions published between 1926 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,442 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 mansions of philosophy : a survey of human life and destiny by Will Durant( Book )

57 editions published between 1920 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En undersøgelse om skæbne og menneskernes liv
Heroes of history : a brief history of civilization from ancient times to the dawn of the modern age by Will Durant( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 1,156 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
The pleasures of philosophy : a survey of human life and destiny by Will Durant( Book )

30 editions published between 1953 and 1995 in 6 languages and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New and rev. ed. of The Mansions of Philosophy
The story of philosophy by Will Durant( Book )

149 editions published between 1926 and 2012 in 15 languages and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspiring and instructive chronicle of the world's great thinkers from Socrates to Santayana
 
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Alternative Names
Dirāns, Vils, 1885-1981

Diyūrānt, Wil Dāyrīl, 1885-1981

Djurant, Vil.

Durand, Will

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Durant, William J. 1885-1981

Durant, William James

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Durrant William James 1885-1981

Ṭiyūren̲ṭ, Vil 1885-1981

Tu-lan, Wei-erh 1885-1981

Vil Djurant

Vilṭiyūren̲ṭ 1885-1981

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, 1885-1981

Дюрант, Уильям Джеймс

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デューラント, ウィル

杜蘭, 威爾

杜兰威尔

杜兰威尔 1885-1981

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The story of civilizationThe lessons of historyThe 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 CreteThe age of Napoleon : a history of European civilization from 1789 to 1815Caesar 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 age of Voltaire : a history of civilization in Western Europe from 1715 to 1756, with special emphasis on the conflict between religion and philosophy