The Renaissance (The Story of Civilization V)

4.24 avg rating
( 694 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780671616007: The Renaissance (The Story of Civilization V)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Studies the economic and industrial background of the Renaissance and discusses why Italy was the first nation to experience this cultural awakening

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

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

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Will Durant
Published by Simon & Schuster (1980)
ISBN 10: 0671616005 ISBN 13: 9780671616007
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Simon & Schuster, 1980. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0671616005

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.54
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Durant, Wil
ISBN 10: 0671616005 ISBN 13: 9780671616007
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
SPHINX BOOKSTORE
(OTTAWA, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. NEW. Seller Inventory # EGLE 12

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 111.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 16.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds