The Complete Story of Civilization by Will Durant represents the most comprehensive attempt in our times to embrace the vast panorama of man's history and. The first volume of the expansive Pulitzer Prize-winning series The Story of Civilization. Discover a history of civilization in Egypt and the Near. The STORY OF CIVILIZATION by Will Durant represents the most comprehensive attempt in our times to embrace the vast panorama of man's history and culture.
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The Complete Story of Civilization. Our Oriental Heritage, Life of Greece, Caesar and Christ, Age of Faith, Renaissance, Age of Reason Begins, Age of Louis XIV. The title here is a bit of a misnomer. While extensive as it can be, The Story of Civilization was never complete, The Durant couple died before. The Complete Story of Civilization: Our Oriental Heritage, Life of Greece, Caesar and Revolution, Age of Napoleon, Reformation - Kindle edition by Will Durant. and especially because eBooks have become my primary reading format.
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Caesar and Christ; Volume Four: The Age of Faith; Volume Five: The Renaissance; Volume Six: The Reformation; Volume Seven: The Age of Voltaire; Volume Ten: Rousseau and Revolution; Volume Eleven: The Age of Napoleon. Read more Read less. Enabled Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser.
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Showing of 23 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified download. Like other reviewers I have a long history with the hardcover set on my shelf. With aging hands and eyes, I welcome the Kindle edition. Mine is downloaded to my Kindle Application for iPad because of the large memory space. I love the Durant view of history Almost everything is in the Kindle edition These are particularly important because the Kindle search is unbearably long after 5 minutes "Aeschylus" was not found in the 2nd volume because all volumes are apparently searched no matter where you are when you initiate the search.
The problem is what is NOT included in the Kindle edition is the Table of Contents for each volume so there is no page for the index The Table of Contents in the Kindle edition is merely a list clickonable of the volumes. In case anyone else out there loves beautifully constructed Indexes here is a list of the location numbers for each volume's index: I started reading this collection in between my basic and clinical medical school years.
I was fortunate to live in Alexandria the 3k-years old city. Fortunately, The US Library there had the collection, so I borrowed what had been published at the time and read them during the summer break!
Later, I added vol XI and "Lessens" when they came out. I went through these as I received them. I still have the hardcover books.
I still couldn't resist getting the Kindle edition primarily for its portability and especially because eBooks have become my primary reading format. In my view, this collection is the best, most wholesome historical writing ever published I wish they bundled "Lessons" with it. I frequently thumb through these volumes to re-live moments of elegant prose, profound wisdom, and unequaled depth within their covers.
Be aware these 11 volumes are in one Kindle file which makes searching tedious at best and essentially impossible at worst. Far more annoying is the poor editing job. This file was apparently produced from an OCR scan of the hard copies. I have encountered numerous aberrations, like the word "due" appearing as "Duc. Often it is obvious what Durant intended and wrote, but sometimes not. If Durant saw this, he would be unhappy. The publisher would do well to invest in thorough editing to clean up these errors in this great work, and divide the file into the individual volumes.
Sold as a package, that would be terrific. It is a terrific work and it is painful to see it mangled like this. After writing the most popular synopsis of philosophy in , Will Durant had the courage, the audacity,and the independent financial means to dare to claim all of man's history as his field of endeavor. He believed that the best understanding is a broad synthesis of all points of view.
Then, he embarked on this Herculean task with single minded concentration. He already demonstrated a special artistic flare for distilling ideas into balanced and fair minded summaries.
He had a rare gift for explaining complex ideas into elegant comprehensive witty statements. Time was his friend in sifting out what was of lasting import. Time was also his enemy in granting him less than fifty years to complete his task. It was a labor of love that he shared with his wife, Ariel.
But, above all, it was his personal homage to the greatest expressions that human beings have been capable of. The emphasis has always been cultural rather than economic history. Climate and economic means have always only been but the limits to the freedom of man's dreams of greatness.
It was to these dreams of greatness that he devoted his whole life. Steven Pinker. Andy Weir. Little Fires Everywhere. Celeste Ng. Born a Crime.
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