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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

Author: Will Durant
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, ©1935.
Series: Story of civilization, vol. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first volume of Will Durant's Pulitzer Prize winning series, Our Oriental Heritage: The Story of Civilization, Volume I chronicles the early history of Egypt, the Middle East, and Asia. In this masterful work, readers will encounter: Sumeria, birthplace of the first cities and written laws, the Egyptians, who perfected monumental architecture, medicine, and mummification more than 3,500 years ago, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Will Durant
OCLC Number: 2314463
Description: xxxii, 1049 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The Establishment of Civilization. I. The conditions of civilization II. The economic elements of civilization III. The political elements of civilization IV. The moral elements of civilization V. The mental elements of civilization, Chronological chart : types and cultures of prehistoric man VI. The prehistoric beginnings of civilization ; Book One : The Near East : chronological table of near Eastern history VII. Sumeria VIII. Egypt IX. Babylonia X. Assyria XI. A motley of nations XII. Judea XIII. Persia ; Book Two : India and Her Neighbors : Chronological table of Indian history XIV. The foundations of India XV. Buddha XVI. From Alexander to Aurangzeb XVII. The life of the people SVIII. The paradise of the gods XIX. The life of the mind XX. The literature of India XXI. Indian art XXII. A Christian epilogue ; Book Three : The Far East : China, Chronology of Chinese civilization XXIII. The age of the philosophers XXIV. The age of the poets XXV. The age of the artists XXVI. The people and the state XXVII. Revolution and renewal, Japan : chronology of Japanese civilization XXVIII. The makers of Japan XXIX. The political and moral foundations XXX. The mind and art of old Japan XXXI. The new Japan ; Envoi : our oriental heritage, Glossary of foreign terms, Bibliography of books referred to in the text, Notes, Pronouncing and biographical index
Series Title: Story of civilization, vol. 1.
Responsibility: with an introduction on the nature and foundations of civilization / by Will Durant.

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The first volume of Will Durant's Pulitzer Prize winning series, Our Oriental Heritage: The Story of Civilization, Volume I chronicles the early history of Egypt, the Middle East, and Asia. In this masterful work, readers will encounter: Sumeria, birthplace of the first cities and written laws, the Egyptians, who perfected monumental architecture, medicine, and mummification more than 3,500 years ago, the Babylonians, who developed astronomy and physics, and planted the seeds of Western mythology, the Judeans, who preserved their culture forever in the immortal books of the Old Testament, the Persians, who ruled the largest empire in recorded history before Rome, Indian philosophy, Chinese philosophers, and Japanese samurais.

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