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Will Durant (1885–1981)

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About the Author

Will Durant was born in North Adams, Massachusetts on November 5, 1885. He received an undergraduate degree at St. Peter's College in New Jersey and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Columbia University. His first book, Philosophy and the Social Problem, was published in 1917. His other works include The näytä lisää Story of Philosophy, The Mansions of Philosophy, and the ten-volume The Story of Civilization. By the time the seventh volume was published in 1961, his wife Ariel Durant was listed as a coauthor for her diligent assistance on the project. In 1968 they received the Pulitzer Prize for Rousseau and Revolution. The husband and wife team also wrote A Dual Autobiography in 1977. He died on November 7, 1981. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Suuria ajattelijoita (1926) — Tekijä — 4,118 kappaletta
Caesar and Christ (1944) 1,696 kappaletta
Our Oriental Heritage (1935) — Tekijä — 1,693 kappaletta
The Lessons of History (1968) 1,686 kappaletta
The Reformation (1957) 1,617 kappaletta
The Renaissance (1953) 1,561 kappaletta
The Age of Faith (1950) 1,512 kappaletta
The Age of Louis XIV (1963) 1,417 kappaletta
Rousseau and Revolution (1967) 1,406 kappaletta
The Age of Voltaire (1965) — Tekijä — 1,403 kappaletta
The Age of Reason Begins (1961) 1,393 kappaletta
The Age of Napoleon (1975) 1,284 kappaletta
The Complete Story of Civilization (1963) 1,123 kappaletta
The pleasures of philosophy (1929) 318 kappaletta
On the Meaning of Life (2005) 64 kappaletta
The case for India (1930) 35 kappaletta
Story of Civilization 10 Volumes (1954) 32 kappaletta
Great Men of Literature (1931) 11 kappaletta
Der alte Orient und Indien (1979) 10 kappaletta
Adventures in Philosophy (2008) 9 kappaletta
Adventures in Genius (1931) 8 kappaletta
Das frühe Mittelalter (1978) 6 kappaletta
Kulturgeschichte der Menschheit (1993) 5 kappaletta
Outlines of Philosophy. (1962) 4 kappaletta
Filosofia da Vida 3 kappaletta
The Renaissance Part 2 Of 2 (1995) 2 kappaletta
The Age Of Napoleon Part 3 Of 3 (2000) 2 kappaletta
The Reformation Part 1 Of 3 (1997) 2 kappaletta
Caesar And Christ Part 2 Of 2 (1994) 2 kappaletta
Caesar And Christ Part 1 Of 2 (1994) 2 kappaletta
Cezar i Hrist 1 kappale
قصة الفلسفة (2016) 1 kappale
Filosofi 7-11-1 1 kappale
La edad de la fe. Tomo II (1970) 1 kappale
OBRAS FILOSOFICAS V (1969) 1 kappale
Socialism and anarchism, (1914) 1 kappale
Lood filosoofia ajaloost (1998) 1 kappale
islam medeniyeti 1 kappale

Associated Works

Los Angeles 200: A Bicentennial Celebration (1980) — Esipuhe — 34 kappaletta
The Works of Schopenhauer (1928) — Toimittaja, eräät painokset28 kappaletta

Merkitty avainsanalla


Virallinen nimi
Durant, William James
Muut nimet
DURANT, William James
Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Los Angeles, California, USA
North Adams, Massachusetts, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA
North Adams, Massachusetts, USA (birth)
Saint Peter's College (1907)
Cambridge University (1917)
Durant, Ariel (wife)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature ∙ 1959)
Ferrer Modern School
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Presidential Medal of Freedom (1977)
Pulitzer Prize (literature|1967)
Please do NOT combine this page with the various forms of "Will and Ariel Durant". Single authors should never be combined with multiples. Thank you.



The Story of Civilization by the Durants: Yea or Nay?, Non-Fiction Readers (joulukuu 2021)
Will Durant, Philosophy and Theory (heinäkuu 2010)


The Italian Renaissance began in during the Middle Ages and with the Reformation in northern Europe ended the Middle Ages and brought about the beginnings of the Early Modern world that we live with today. The Renaissance is the fifth volume of Will Durant’s The Story of Civilization series as he explores the history, culture, and artistic achievements of the various Italian polities from Venice and Milan in the north to Florence and Rome in the center and Naples in the south and such individuals as Petrarch, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Titian.

Taking up the historical narrative where he left off in the previous volume, Durant presents a wide-ranging survey of nearly three centuries worth of events, individuals, and artistic accomplishments while putting them all in context with one another. Not since the volume focusing on Greece has Durant’s prose brought across his excitement for covering a subject, mostly because of his meticulous descriptions on the artistic accomplishments of so many individuals that includes not only the very well-known to those we might only read about in this volume. Yet those lesser-known individuals are given such a treatment by Durant that readers could quickly search for images of their work on the Internet today to see why he is so passionate about them. Given Durant’s issues with problematic language and his seeming contempt of religion in previous volumes, those issues didn’t really come up until close to the end of the volume with the emergence of the domination of the Italian peninsula by the Spanish at the conclusion of the Italian Wars with Valois France.

The Renaissance features the best aspects of Will Durant’s prose as he lovingly gushes over the accomplishments of nearly three centuries of Italian culture even as it was politically divided which would lead to its eventual subjection to foreign rule.
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mattries37315 | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 22, 2023 |
A wonderful digest of greatest philosophical thinkers and their thoughts.
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harishwriter | 26 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 12, 2023 |
distill of Story of Civilization
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SrMaryLea | 30 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 22, 2023 |
This is volume 1 of the ambitious history compendium: Story of Civilization, by Will Durant. I'm still finding a good starting point to process the vast amount of information he has weaved, but the first chapter truly captures a unique observation from the author. I will come back to modify this review when the time is ripe.
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Wei_Guo | 17 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 17, 2023 |



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