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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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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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Full Disclosure. Beverley McLachlin. The Power. While extensive as it can be, The Story of Civilization was never complete, The Durant couple died before its completion with 11 novels complete.

While not finished, The Story of Civilization is still something to admire. Tremendous effort was placed into each book. This is work reading for anyone interested in a detailed summary of Man's history up to a certain point. The books time periods are as follows: Our Oriental Heritage, 2. The Life of Greece, 3. Caesar and Christ, 4. The Age of Faith, 5. The Renaissance, 6. The Reformation, 7. The Age of Reason, 8. The Age of Faith; Vol 5: The Renaissance; Vol 6: The Reformation; Vol 7: The Age of Reason Begins; Vol 8: The Age of Voltaire; Vol.

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Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. The Story of Civilization Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Story of Civilization , please sign up. Hi, I noticed the complete set is not for sale for Kindle, and separate volumes two and three aren't either.

The prices seem high. Also, are these books out of copyright? They seem to be freely downloadable from Archive. Thanks for any comments.

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Happy reading, jpp. Carl Because of the way the copyright laws are written in the US, these volumes will continue to covered by copyright for another 65 years. Since the title says 'story of civilization', can we expect much of eastern history in these volumes too?

Especially Indian? Abhay Mishra The first volume specifically covers Indian and Chinese history. See all 6 questions about The Story of Civilization…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details.

More filters. Sort order. Aug 02, Karen rated it it was amazing. I read all 11 volumes of this series when I was housebound with 3 kids 2 of whom were infants. These books saved my sanity and kept my brain from turning to mush. View 2 comments. Sjajna edicija za ljubitelje istorije Our Oriental Heritage , II. Caesar and Christ , IV.

The Age of Faith , V. The Renaissance , VI. The Reformation , VII. The Age of Voltaire , X.

Rousseau and Revolution , XI. The Age of Napoleon View all 3 comments. Mar 13, Erik Graff rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Recommended to Erik by: Will and Ariel Durant, like Abelard and Heloise, were teacher and student, were punished and went on to write together.

Unlike their mediaeval prototypes, however, they wed and appear to have been rather happy. They certainly were productive.

Will started the series, the two of them carried it through to "the age of Napolean". Together, they travelled a great deal, visiting many of the places they wrote about in this magisterial eleven volume twelve if you count a companion volume on historiogra Will and Ariel Durant, like Abelard and Heloise, were teacher and student, were punished and went on to write together.

Together, they travelled a great deal, visiting many of the places they wrote about in this magisterial eleven volume twelve if you count a companion volume on historiography which I've yet to read history of almost everything. I don't know if it's Ariel's influence, but, unlike H.

Wells' own, much shorter, attempt at a history of human civilization, their work is remarkable for the attention it pays to culture, domestic life and women in addition to the usual account of literate elites and their doings. The first volume, Our Oriental Heritage, Will's work, is the only disappointment.

It attempts to cover both the earliest civilizations and also the history of Asia up to the time of writing. Given the attention paid the West, this is disproportionately little, reflecting either his ignorance or his prejudice.

Indeed, were this volume excluded, it would be almost fair to retitle the whole The Story of Western Civilization. Otherwise this is the best general history of the world I've ever seen. Other, equally long series exist, but they are by multiple authors and therefore lack the single voice or harmonious duo of the Durants. Naturally, specialists will find the sections they know most about inadequate, but for the general reader the work is just right and there are likely few specialist historians who could equal their work overall.

Although long, the reading goes quickly, like a novel. I handled it as bedtime reading over a period of a few months and you can too.

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One note: Look for it. View all 8 comments. Jan 06, Timothy Finnegan rated it it was amazing. If I had a choice of just 11 books to take into isolation for the rest of my reading days I would take The Story of Civilization by Will and Ariel Durant. Durant began his life as a seminarian. He became a teacher and starting writing, becoming a very successful author penning The Story of Philosophy.

At some point he immersed himself in the history of the world, namely, the history of the European west and the study of western civilization. Imagine that, spending your adult life learning If I had a choice of just 11 books to take into isolation for the rest of my reading days I would take The Story of Civilization by Will and Ariel Durant.

Imagine that, spending your adult life learning about everything and transcribing that knowledge into beautiful authoritative prose. My parents, like so many of their generation, bought the set of books by joining the Book of the Month Club in the 50's and 60's. From time to time I would consult the volumes for school reports and so forth and so on. I became interested in the Story of Civ then and read most of them in the next year or two.

They are well written. They are years old so they creak from time to time.Explaining why they stopped at this point in history, they wrote, "We find ourselves exhausted on reaching the French Revolution. Rousseau and Revolution; Vol Will Durant. The Age of Voltaire; Volume Ten: See all 23 reviews. Other books in the series. AD — Hi, I noticed the complete set is not for sale for Kindle, and separate volumes two and three aren't either.