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Studies the economic and industrial background of the Renaissance and discusses why Italy was the first nation to experience this cultural awakening
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Will Durant (1885-1981) was an award-winning American writer, historian, and philosopher. He and his wife were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 1968 for Rousseau and Revolution, and he was a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Durant spent over forty years writing the critically acclaimed eleven-volume ''Story of Civilization'', the later volumes with the help of his wife, Ariel. He sought to revitalize history by unifying and humanizing the great body of historical knowledge, which had become voluminous and fragmented into esoteric subcategories. He also strove to bring philosophy to the common man. Durant was a champion of human rights, social reform, and the brotherhood of man long before they became well-known issues.Review:
''Magnificent and monumental.'' --New York Times, praise for the series
''[Durant's] prose has a bright speed that carries its load of facts like an effortless burden.'' --New York Times
''Maintains former standards of rich readability and clarity.'' --Kirkus Reviews
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Book Description Simon & Schuster, 1980. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0671616005
Book Description Condition: New. NEW. Seller Inventory # EGLE 12