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Heroes of History A Brief History of Civilization from Ancient Times to the Dawn of the Modern Age

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ISBN-10: 0743235940

ISBN-13: 9780743235945

Edition: N/A

Authors: Will Durant

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In the tradition of his own bestselling masterpieces The Story of Civilization and The Lessons of History, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Will Durant here traces the lives and ideas of those who have helped to define civilization, from its dawn to the beginning of the modern world.Four years before his death, Will Durant began work on an abbreviated version of his highly acclaimed eleven-volume series, The Story of Civilization. The project was conceived as a series of audio lectures, but Durant soon realized that the dialogues could be developed into a book that would serve as a wonderfully readable introduction to the subject of history.Durant completed twenty-one of a proposed…    
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List price: $16.00
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 1/28/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

American historian and essayist Will Durant was born in North Adams, Massachusetts. He earned his undergraduate degree at St. Peter's College in New Jersey and went on to earn a Ph.D. in philosophy in 1917 from Columbia University. While teaching at the libertarian Ferrer Modern School in New York, he had as a pupil a young woman named Ada Kaufman, whom he later called Ariel. She became his wife---and his coauthor. In 1917 Durant published his first work, his doctoral dissertation, Philosophy and the Social Problem . In 1926 he published another work, The Story of Philosophy. The following year, he began writing the comprehensive history of civilization on which he was to spend much of the…    

Table of 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
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