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Durant, Will 1885-1981

Overview
Works: 1,478 works in 5,099 publications in 16 languages and 56,308 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Introductions  Legislative hearings 
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 )

254 editions published between 1925 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 5,830 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 )

54 editions published between 1935 and 1993 in English and held by 3,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1921, Will Durant began his five-decade-long series, The Story of Civilization. Joined later by his wife, Ariel, the two labored together to create one of the twentieth-century's most enduring masterworks of history for the general reader. With the 11 volumes that comprise this remarkable undertaking -- enhanced by the enthralling scholarship and eloquent prose that are the hallmark of their work -- the Durants have woven a fascinating tapestry of mankind's historical and cultural achievements spanning 10,000 years into a compelling narrative.--From publisher's description
The lessons of history by Will Durant( Book )

80 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 3,163 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 )

75 editions published between 1936 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,089 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 )

26 editions published between 1935 and 1992 in English and held by 1,942 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 )

74 editions published between 1044 and 2011 in English and held by 1,884 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 )

70 editions published between 1935 and 1992 in English and held by 1,848 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 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 )

48 editions published between 1935 and 1992 in English and held by 1,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

76 editions published between 1935 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The Renaissance : a history of civilization in Italy from 1304-1576 A.D. by Will Durant( Book )

57 editions published between 1935 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,704 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 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 )

45 editions published between 1933 and 2011 in English and held by 1,694 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."
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 )

43 editions published between 1939 and 1992 in English and held by 1,683 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
The Reformation : a history of European civilization from Wyclif to Calvin, 1300-1564 by Will Durant( Book )

47 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the social revolution that accompanied the religious revolution at different phases of the Reformation
Interpretations of life: a survey of contemporary literature; the lives and opinions of some major authors of our time by Will Durant( Book )

18 editions published in 1970 in 3 languages and held by 1,583 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 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 )

57 editions published between 1935 and 1992 in English and held by 1,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the religious strife and scientific progress made from 1558 to 1650 in Europe
The story of philosophy by Will Durant( Book )

153 editions published between 1926 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu xiang xi jie shao le gu jin da zhe xue jia de sheng huo he si xiang, bing dui ta men zhu ge jin xing ping jia
The mansions of philosophy : a survey of human life and destiny by Will Durant( Book )

32 editions published between 1920 and 1941 in English and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bibliographical guide to editions used": pages 674-680
Heroes of history : a brief history of civilization from ancient times to the dawn of the modern age by Will Durant( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,089 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 )

17 editions published between 1953 and 1981 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New and rev. ed. of The Mansions of Philosophy
The greatest minds and ideas of all time by Will Durant( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pulitzer Prize-winner Will Durant presents and defends his choices for the ten greatest thinkers, ten greatest poets, one hundred best books for an education, ten peaks of human progress, and twelve vital dates in world history
 
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The story of civilization The age of Napoleon : a history of European civilization from 1789 to 1815
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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 age of Voltaire : a history of civilization in Western Europe from 1715 to 1756, with special emphasis on the conflict between religion and philosophyOur 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
Alternative Names
Dirāns, Vils, 1885-1981

Diyūrānt, Wil Dāyrīl, 1885-1981

Djurant, Vil.

Durand, Will

Durant, W. J. 1885-1981

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Durant, Will, b. 1885

Durant, Will James 1885-1981

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Durant, William J. 1885-1981

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Durrant, William James

Durrant William James 1885-1981

Ṭiyūren̲ṭ, Vil 1885-1981

Tu-lan, Wei-erh

Tu-lan, Wei-erh 1885-1981

Tuvu-lan-the 1885-1981

Uill Dürant

Vil Djurant

Vilṭiyūren̲ṭ 1885-1981

Will Durant Amerikaans historicus (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

דוראנט, וויל

דורנט, וילים ג'מס

דיוראנט, ויל

דיורנט, ווילים ג'ימז

דיורנט, ויל, 1885-1981

ויל דוראנט

دورانت, وليم.

دورانت، ويليام جيمس، 1885-1981

دورانت، وڔل

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ولل دورانت

ويل ديورانت فيلسوف، مؤرخ وكاتب أمريكي

ویل دورانت فیلسوف، نویسنده، و تاریخ‌نگار آمریکایی

ویلیام جیمس دورانت

विल डुराण्ट

ਵਿਲ ਡੁਰਾਂਟ

வில்லியம் ஜேம்ஸ் டியூரண்ட்

విల్ డ్యురాంట్

വിൽ ഡുറാന്റ്

듀란드, 윌 1885-1981

듀란트, 월 1885-1981

듀란트, 윌 1885-1981

듀란트, 윌리엄 제임스 1885-1981

듀랜트, W. J. 1885-1981

듀랜트, 윌 1885-1981

듀런트, 윌 1885-1981

ウィリアム・ダラント

デュラント, W.

デュラント, W. 1885-1981

デューラント, ウィル

威尔·杜兰

杜蘭, 威爾

杜兰威尔

杜兰威尔 1885-1981

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