History of Western Civilization

History of Western Civilization

Paperback Handbook

By (author) William H. McNeill

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  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Format: Paperback | 704 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 224mm x 46mm | 953g
  • Publication date: 1 May 1986
  • Publication City/Country: Chicago, IL
  • ISBN 10: 0226561607
  • ISBN 13: 9780226561608
  • Edition: 6, Revised
  • Edition statement: 6th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 111 halftones, 73 maps
  • Sales rank: 1,333,716

Product description

Renowned historian William H. McNeil provides a brilliant narrative chronology of the development of Western civilization, representing its socio-political as well as cultural aspects. This sixth edition includes new material for the twentieth-century period and completely revised bibliographies. An invaluable tool for the study of Western civilization, the "Handbook" is an essential complement to readings in primary and secondary sources such as those in the nine-volume "University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization."

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Author information

William H. McNeill received his BA (1938) and MA (1939) degrees from the University of Chicago, where he taught from 1947 until his recent retirement. His books include "Mythistory and Other Essays, The Pursuit of Power, " and "The Rise of the West," all published by the University of Chicago Press.