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. history of civilization, of which Part I was Our Oriental. Heritage, * and Part II was The Life of Greece. War and health permitting, Part IV, The Age of Faith. "Story of Civilization" brought European history only to , and. Volume V . and the past is the present unrolled for our understanding. -. WILL. DURANT.
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Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. 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. For a work this massive, the omission of a good table of contents is heartbreaking. Unless you're happy just reading a volume from beginning to end, you'd better stick to the printed books in your public library.
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. At the end of his literary career, he received the honor of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. No one has ever deserved it more than him. He embodied that liberal ideal that our country was founded on.
The more the reader knows the history, the more pleasure he will find in these volumes. 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 Voltaire, Rousseau and Revolution, The Age of Napoleon. If you wish to have the background surrounding these books then visit https: Identifier TheStoryOfCivilizationcomplete.
Identifier-ark ark: Ppi Yes, the books have a fair share of misogyny and racism, homophobia and anti-communist propagandizing as one might expect from anything published during it's tenor. But, forgiving those shortcomings, the work When I first started reading the series in March of , it was my intent to keep a little book of quotes. I didn't make it halfway through the first book before I realized that there was simply too much that was quotable.
By the time I finished book 11 in February of , I felt like my whole entire life and language had been upgraded in a deep and meaningful way.