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McNeill, William Hardy 1917-2016

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Works: 395 works in 1,722 publications in 8 languages and 46,156 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies  Encyclopedias  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Author of introduction, Translator, Other, Consultant, Speaker, Honoree, Cartographer, 070
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Plagues and peoples by William Hardy McNeill( Book )

136 editions published between 1976 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 3,850 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 )

88 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 3,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concise account of the development of the Western civlization beginning with the ancient culture of the Nile
A world history by William Hardy McNeill( Book )

109 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,602 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
Keeping together in time : dance and drill in human history by William Hardy McNeill( )

34 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 2,397 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
Venice : the hinge of Europe, 1081-1797 by William Hardy McNeill( )

26 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 2,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The pursuit of power : technology, armed force, and society since A.D. 1000 by William Hardy McNeill( Book )

59 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, a text that synthesizes military, technological, and social history, the author explores a millennium of human upheaval and traces the path by which we have arrived at the frightening dilemmas that confront us in the twentieth century. The author moves 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. The author's 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, with command economies of the twentieth century replacing the market control of large-scale human effort. This book does not solve the problems of the twentieth century, but its discoveries, hypotheses, and sheer breadth of learning do offer a perspective on twentieth century fears and, as the author hopes, 'a ground for wiser action'.--adapted from publisher description
Maps of time : an introduction to big history by David Christian( )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,609 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
Arnold J. Toynbee, a life by William Hardy McNeill( Book )

25 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of the eminent British historian, analyzing the merits and shortcomings of his many works and his often troubled personal life
The human condition : an ecological and historical view by William Hardy McNeill( Book )

22 editions published between 1979 and 2019 in English and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mythistory and other essays by William Hardy McNeill( Book )

17 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myths are based on faith more than on fact, yet myths underlie all human societies; they are our substitute for instinct. Using this approach, University of Chicago historian McNeill (Plagues and People, etc.) here looks at "living myth systems," such as liberalism and Marxism, as well as dead myths, such as Nazism. He warns that the electoral process, and the "democratic myths" behind it, are in danger of being made irrelevant by powerful private-interest groups. In these essays and lectures, McNeill maintains that borrowings between ancient civilizations shaped the modern world even more than he had previously believed. He admires Toynbee for daring to link history to such matters as the destiny of humankind. Cameos of three famous historians whom McNeill knew personallyA. J. Toynbee, Carl Becker and Fernand Braudelpoint up how each man expanded the horizons of our meaningful past. McNeill urges a global approach over a nationalistic one as the only sensible way to study or teach history. -- Amazon.com
Europe's steppe frontier, 1500-1800 by William Hardy McNeill( Book )

34 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed historian William H. McNeill analyzes the process whereby the thinly occupied grasslands of southeastern Europe were incorporated into three great empires: the Ottoman, the Austrian, and the Russian. McNeill benefits from a New World detachment from the bitter nationality quarrels of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries which inspired but also blinded most of the historians of the region. Moreover, the unique institutional adjustments southeastern Europeans made to the frontier challenge cast indirect light upon the peculiarities of the North American frontier experience
Hutchins' university : a memoir of the University of Chicago, 1929-1950 by William Hardy McNeill( )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book aims to set forth the convergence of institutional and sociological circumstances with intellectual and personal aspirations at the University of Chicago in the 1930s and 1940s under the direction of its fifth president, Robert Maynard Hutchins. Based in part on the author's personal experiences as a student and young faculty member there, the book relates Hutchins' opposition to the departmentalization of learning and his call for reforms in general education which sparked much debate and created a unique institution. The text sketches the interplay of personalities with changing national circumstances during the Depression, war, and postwar eras always focusing on the institutional life of the university and showing how student behavior, staff and faculty activity, and even the Hyde Park neighborhood revolved around the charismatic figure of Hutchins. Central to the story are successive transformations of the College, the undergraduate program, and the ideal of general or liberal education known outside the university by the "Great Books" program. Included are extensive notes to each of six chapters and an index. (Jb)
The shape of European history by William Hardy McNeill( Book )

19 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in the liberal interpretation of history; selected papers by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton( Book )

17 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the political causes of the American Revolution, freedom in antiquity, impartial vs. moral judgments, et al
The great frontier : freedom and hierarchy in modern times by William Hardy McNeill( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2019 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human web : a bird's-eye view of world history by John Robert McNeill( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Thai and held by 903 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
Berkshire encyclopedia of world history( Book )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 876 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
Human migration : patterns and policies( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The metamorphosis of Greece since World War II by William Hardy McNeill( Book )

13 editions published between 1900 and 1978 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The global condition : conquerors, catastrophes, and community by William Hardy McNeill( )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William H. McNeill is known for his ability to portray the grand sweep of history. Now two of his popular books and an essay previously unavailable in book form are brought together in this new paperback edition. In The Human Condition McNeill provides a provocative interpretation of history as a competition of parasites, both biological and human. In The Great Frontier he questions the notion of "frontier freedom" through an examination of European expansion. The concluding essay speculates on the role of catastrophe in our lives. About The Human Condition: "A remarkable tour de force . . . . An elegant, intelligent and scholarly essay."--J. H. Hexter, The New York Times Book Review "A brilliant new interpretation of world history."--David Graber, The Los Angeles Times Book Review About The Great Frontier: There is virtually no one in the profession who can match McNeill as a synthesizer--or, for that matter, as an interdisciplinary historian. . . . There is more insight in this volume than in others of double or triple the length."--David Courtwright, Journal of Interdisciplinary History
 
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Keeping together in time : dance and drill in human history
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The rise of the West : a history of the human communityA world historyKeeping together in time : dance and drill in human historyVenice : the hinge of Europe, 1081-1797The pursuit of power : technology, armed force, and society since A.D. 1000Maps of time : an introduction to big historyEurope's steppe frontier, 1500-1800Hutchins' university : a memoir of the University of Chicago, 1929-1950
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Ουίλιαμ Χάρντι Μακνήλ

Макнил, Уильям

ויליאם מקניל (היסטוריון) היסטוריון קנדי

وليام ماكنيل مؤرخ كندي

ویلیام هاردی مک‌نیل تاریخ‌نگار آمریکایی

마이커니얼, 웨이롄 H. 1917-2016

맥닐, 윌리엄 H. 1917-2016

맥닐, 윌리엄 하디 1917-2016

ウィリアム・ハーディー・マクニール

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.

威廉·麦克尼尔 历史学家

Languages
English (669)

Spanish (21)

Chinese (13)

Turkish (10)

French (9)

Japanese (5)

Korean (2)

Thai (1)