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Heroes of history : a brief history of civilization from ancient times to the dawn of the modern age

Author: Will Durant
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Will Durant
ISBN: 0743226127 9780743226127
OCLC Number: 47716529
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 348 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: What is civilization? --
Confucius and the banished angel --
India : from Buddha to Indira Gandhi --
From the pyramids to Ikhnaton --
Philosophy and poetry in the Old Testament --
The road to Pericles --
The Golden Age of Athens --
From Plato to Alexander --
The Roman Republic --
The Roman Revolution --
The Roman Empire (27 B.C.-A.D. 180) --
Nero and Aurelius --
The human Christ --
The growth of the Church --
The Renaissance I : around Leonardo --
The Renaissance II : Rome --
The Renaissance III : Venetian sunset --
The Reformation I : Wyclif and Erasmus --
The Reformation II (1517-55) : Luther and the communists --
The Catholic Reformation (1517-63) --
Shakespeare and Bacon.
Responsibility: Will Durant.
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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.

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