The Story of Civilization

11 books in series
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The first volume of Will Durant's Pulitzer Prize-winning series, Our Oriental Heritage: The Story of Civilization, Volume I chronicles the early history of Egypt, the Middle East, and Asia. In this masterful work, readers will encounter:

  • Sumeria, birthplace of the first cities and written laws
  • the Egyptians, who perfected monumental architecture, medicine, and mummification more than 3,500 years ago
  • the Babylonians, who developed astronomy and physics, and planted the seeds of Western mythology
  • the Judeans, who preserved their culture forever in the immortal books of the Old Testament
  • the Persians, who ruled the largest empire in recorded history before Rome
  • Indian philosophy, Chinese philosophers, and Japanese Samurais
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    • A History of Civilization in Italy from 1304 - 1576 AD, The Story of Civilization, Volume 5
    • By: Will Durant
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 37 hrs and 9 mins
    • Release date: 09-22-14
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    • A History of European Civilization from Wycliffe to Calvin, 1300 - 1564 (The Story of Civilization, Book 6)
    • By: Will Durant
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 50 hrs and 8 mins
    • Release date: 10-30-14
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    • A History of European Civilization in the Period of Shakespeare, Bacon, Montaigne, Rembrandt, Galileo, and Descartes: 1558 - 1648: The Story of Civilization, Book 7
    • By: Will Durant, Ariel Durant
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 34 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 01-23-15
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    • A History of Civlization in Western Europe from 1715 to 1756, with Special Emphasis on the Conflict between Religion and Philosophy
    • By: Will Durant, Ariel Durant
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 42 hrs and 55 mins
    • Release date: 05-26-15
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