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Alexander Adams,Will Durant
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The Story of Civilization, by husband and wife Will and Ariel Durant, is an 11-volume set of books covering Western history for the general reader. The series was written over a span of more than four decades.

The Story of Civilization, by husband and wife Will and Ariel Durant, is an 11-volume set of books covering Western history for the general reader. It totals four million words across nearly 10,000 pages, with 2 further books in production at the time of the authors' deaths

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Find sources: "Will Durant" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (January 2016) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). This article contains wording that promotes the subject in a subjective manner without imparting real information. Durant was born in North Adams, Massachusetts, to French-Canadian Catholic parents Joseph Durant and Mary Allard, who had been part of the Quebec emigration to the United States. "Epilogue-Why Rome fell", The Story of Civilization, 3 Caesar And Christ, A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within.

Caesar and Christ book. In the preface to Caesar and Christ Will Durant describes the approach to history that he uses in his Story of Civilization series. The method of these volumes is synthetic history, which studies all the major phases of a people’s life, work, and culture in their simultaneous operation. Analytic history, which is equally necessary and a scholarly prerequisite, studies some separate phase of man’s activity-politics, economics, morals, religion, science, philosophy, literature, art-in one.

The Age of Faith surveys the medieval achievements and modern significance of Christian, Islamic, and Judaic life and culture. Like the other volumes in The Story of Civilization, this is a self-contained work, which at the same time fits into a comprehensive history of mankind vegeterian; Hannibal, who transported an army of elephants over the Alps to invade Rome; Julius Caesar, who brought Western Europe under Roman rule; the life and Passion of Christ; and the struggle of.

The books time periods are as follows: 1. Our Oriental Heritage, 2. The Life of Greece, 3. Caesar and Christ, 4. The . I didn't make it halfway through the first book before I realized that there was simply too much that was quotable

The books time periods are as follows: 1. The Age of Faith, 5. The Renaissance, 6. The Reformation, 7. The Age of Reason, 8. The Age of Louis XIV, 9. The Age of Voltaire, 10. Rousseau and Revolution, 11. The Age of Napoleon. I didn't make it halfway through the first book before I realized that there was simply too much that was quotable.

Durant provides great context and insight in this 3rd volume on Civilization. This is a classic and well worth your time. I enjoyed the writing style and layout and would recommend this book as a great introduction into Roman history. 5 people found this helpful.

Moreover, Durant assumes the currently unthinkable on our politically correct campuses: that western civilization and Dead White Males actually have given us a great deal that has timeless value

Moreover, Durant assumes the currently unthinkable on our politically correct campuses: that western civilization and Dead White Males actually have given us a great deal that has timeless value. But, if you have shaken off (or not been subjected to) the ideology of the PC drones of academia, Durant is just the writer to make history what it was meant to be: colorful

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Durant, Will - The Story of Philosophy (1926). Brief biography and selected short articles from the gentle philosopher and author of the 11 volume Story of Civilization. Will Durant - Istorija Civilizacije. Early Civilization and Rise of the State. Origins of Vedic Civilization by Kenneth ChandlerFull description. Parra, Nicanor - Sermons and Homilies of the Christ of Elqui.

Author : Durant Will Title : The story of civilization 3 Caesar and Christ Year : 1944. A history of Roman Civilization and of Christianity from their beginnings to . 325. This brillantly written History surveys all aspects of Roman life-politics, economics, literature, art, morals. It ends with the conflict to of Pagan and Christian forces and raises the curtain on the great struggle between church and state.

The third volume of Will Durant's Pulitzer Prize-winning series, Caesar and Christ chronicles the history of Roman .

The third volume of Will Durant's Pulitzer Prize-winning series, Caesar and Christ chronicles the history of Roman civilization and of Christianity from t.

CAESAR AND CHRIST, Volume three of THE STORY OF CIVILIZATION, depicts the rise of Romae from a crossroads town to an empire. The world's first republic, Rome spread its civilization over the Mediterranean and Western Europe. Its long, slow crumbling and final collapse plunged Europe into darkness and chaos.
  • Kemath
From the point of view of most academic historians, the title of this review would seem backhanded praise, given that narrative history is greatly out of favor in academia. (Instead, we now have pedants writing more and more about less and less.) To be sure, there are plenty of works in the genre that are treacly with sentimentality, dull with didacticism, or inaccurate with facts (sometimes all three). This book is none of these, and while it is certainly not the last word, I can think of no better starting point for those wishing to explore Roman history.

By taking some of the focus off political and military matters and including everything from descriptions of the everyday life of subjects and citizens, to beautiful and illuminating excerpts from Roman literature, Durant brings to life a vanished world and makes the reader eager to learn more. For my own part, I doubt I would have come across the poetry of Horace (I am now but the latest member of his 2000 year-old fan club.) had I not read this book.

One of the charms of the book is the astuteness of so many of Durant's judgments. For example, he is perhaps the first English-language historian to write of the Emperor Tiberius as something other than a monster of vice and cruelty. Interestingly, most modern historians of the subject would probably agree with Durant that the picture of Tiberius painted by gossip-mongers such as Suetonius and novelists such as Robert Graves is an enduring libel. Instead, the author writes movingly of then-Emperor Augustus commanding his chosen successor Tiberius to divorce the beloved Vipsania Aggripina and marry the loathsome Julia, to further Augustus' plans for a dynasty. You start to get a better idea of what is meant by the phrase, "the tragic sense of life" when you read of such things here.

Durant's discussion of the life of Jesus and the origins of Christianity tracks well with recent detailed studies of the historical Jesus by such investigators as Geza Vermes, E.P. Sanders, and Paula Fredrikson. Readers may well disagree with his opinion of the provenance of the miracles recorded in the New Testament, but they will agree that it is at least informed speculation.

I have to agree with H.L. Mencken (who had dismissed Durant as a "mere popularizer"), when Mencken recorded in his diary that to his surprise, "Caesar and Christ" was "a thing of extraordinary merit... full of sound sense and sound learning, [and] wholly free of sentimentality. The best conspectus of Roman history I have seen."
  • mr.Mine
"Caesar and Christ" describes in detail the Roman Empire through the time of Emperor Constantine along with the first three centuries of the Christian faith. This third volume of Will Durant's "The Story of Civilization" series covers the history of the Roman Empire from its origins, through the time of Julius Caesar and the subsequent emperors. It also contains a detailed account of the various peoples who contributed to making the Roman Empire what it was, and describes the art, the literature, and the philosophies of the empire in detail.

As the title of the volume implies, "Caesar and Christ" traces the development of Christianity from its origins in an obscure region in the eastern portion of the empire to a faith that became a dominant force within that empire, despite repeated periods of persecution. While this part of the story is told in many books on church history, none does a better job than does "Caesar and Christ."
  • Nalmetus
Dr. Will & Ariel Durant have compiled an epic survey of over a thousand years of Roman history in the third volume of The Story of Civilization, "Caesar and Christ."

At >670 pages, the reader is guided through detailed explanation and narrative about: The birth of the world's first republic. The world-conquering Roman army. The African general, Hannibal. Julius Caesar, who brought Western Europe under Roman rule. The Roman Emperors. The specifics concerning Roman occupied Judea and the rise of Jesus of Nazareth. Economic and social change in the mother city of Rome herself. The attempts at survival by the Eastern Empire. The struggles of the rising Christian Church and its eventual conquest of the empire from within. Plus much more including plates and maps.

As with all volumes of The Story of Civilization, this text was written to "stand alone," and most likely will be read by the more serious students of history, however, the Durants have created an authoritative book that can be easily understood by the layperson as well. In short, this book is for everyone. I rate it as five stars as the Durant's published Magnum Opus!