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by Ariel Durant,Will Durant

eBook The Reformation (Story of Civilization) download ISBN: 0207942250
Author: Ariel Durant,Will Durant
Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd; 1st Edition edition (December 1957)
Language: English
Pages: 1025
ePub: 1980 kb
Fb2: 1795 kb
Rating: 4.9
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While extensive as it can be, The Story of Civilization was never complete, The Durant couple died .

While extensive as it can be, The Story of Civilization was never complete, The Durant couple died before its completion. The books time periods are as follows: 1. 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 Louis XIV, 9. The Age of Voltaire, 10. Rousseau and Revolution, 11. The Age of Napoleon.

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. 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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Home Will Durant The Story of Civilization. The Story of Civilization, . This is the advantage of studying a civilization in its total scope and life-that one may compare each stage or aspect of its career with a corresponding moment or element of our own cultural trajectory, and be warned or encouraged by the ancient aftermath of a modern phase.

The Story of Civilization book. Will and Ariel Durant, like Abelard and Heloise, were teacher and student, were punished and went on to write together. The STORY OF CIVILIZATION by Will Durant represents the. The Story of Civilization. Unlike their mediaeval prototypes, however, they wed and appear to have been rather happy. They certainly were productive. Will started the series, the two of them carried it through to "the age of Napolean".

Will and Ariel Durant, after spending over fifty years completing the critically acclaimed series The Story of Civilization, were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 1968. In 1977, the Durants were presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Champions of human rights and social reform, the Durants continue to educate and entertain readers the world over. For more information on their work, visit ww. illdurant.

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The Story of Civilization. Will Durant Ariel Durant. The Story of Civilization, by husband and wife Will and Ariel Durant, is an eleven-volume set of books covering Western history for the general reader. The volumes sold well for many years, and sets of them were frequently offered by book clubs. An unabridged audiobook production of all eleven volumes was produced by Books On Tape Inc. and was read by Alexander Adams (aka Grover Gardner). It totals four million words across nearly 10,000 pages, but is incomplete.

Will Durant, Ariel Durant. The Story of Civilization Part 6: The Reformation : A History of European Civilization from Wyclif to Calvin: 1300-1564.

Reformation, The: The Story of Civilization: Part VI by Durant, Will. 8vo.
Comments: (7)
While I am a history enthusiast, I have more of a focus on American History and am relatively deficient in European History, especially in things like the Reformation. But good history is good history no matter the topic and Will Durant is a master storyteller. A book like this doesn't read quickly, it won't let itself be read quickly. But if the reader is truly interested in learning, then Mr. Durant will satisfy every need. I learned so much about so many things in Europe, and not just about religion. Durant does a spectacular job of telling us also about rulers and tyrants, politics and intrigue, lifestyles of nobility, clergy and the masses as well as the state of music, art, literature and philosophy. I think the author knew he was asking a lot of his readers, so he sprinkles some wonderful humor here and there to keep the story moving.

This book was written in the late 1950s and I don't read enough in this field to know whether a "better" account of the Reformation has been written in the last 60 years, but it would be hard to imagine and I have absolutely no reservation in recommending this tome to anyone seeking to learn about Europe and the Reformation.

Contrary to other reviews I have read, I did not think that the conversion from print to the Kindle format left anything to be desired. If there were misspellings or omissions, they were of little-to-no consequence for me. (I own the hard copy, but decided to buy the Kindle version as well in order to lighten the load when flying.)
Durant's books have been, and will be, read for many years. He is a master historian who knows how to write commanding prose. But truly, what a disgrace this Kindle download is. There is a typographical/conversion error on virtually every page. Some make the text all but incomprehensible.

Durant's memory is poorly served with this shabbily done digital conversion. Yes, I confess it's a lot easier to hold in my hand a Kindle or (in my case) an iPad than that heavy 900-page volume, but the conversion is truly reprehensible.

Shame on the company who released this!
Aside from the amazing breadth and scope of the content, one has to marvel in wonderment at the limitless art of the Durant’s prose. How can so many clever phrases be turned? How in one lifetime or a hundred,can so much beauty and humor and romance be used to decorate so much history. Art and Science! These books are the literary equivalent of a Newtonian equation. These books are all one need read in a lifetime. Read and be content.
Great book about the Reformation. Definitively the best I have read on the subject. I greatly enjoyed Durant's book on the Italian Renaissance as well. Both books gave me a detailed yet very entertaining overview of a fundamental period of European history.
The style of the author is fantastic, extremely elegant, immensely erudite. He writes with the heart, not only with the brain. This is how history should be written.

I honestly do not understand why publishers do not sell a new edition of this gem. I also bought the Audible version which I find very well read.
If we ask a question "What put an end to the Middle Ages (as the majority vizualizes them - barbarous, violent, uneducated, unsanitary... even if it is not really so)? To answer with author's words "Many causes through 3 centuries: the failure of the Crusades,...the resurrection of classic pagan culture, the expansion of commerce through great navigators, the rise of business class, the development of national states and Luther challenging the supernational authority of the Popes, printing". These 5 lines in short summarize the book. And although "we do nations injustice when we judge them from their kings, for morals are not made for sovereigns", you'll find accounts for all prominent monarchs of that period (to some, e.g. Yorks & Lancasters, Richard III, insane King Charles VI of France, only a dozen of lines is dedicated, analysis of lives and deeds of others - Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain, Mary Tudor and Henry VIII, Ivan the Terrible, the Burgundian kings, Fransisc I occupy chapters).
Approximately 1/4 of the book is dedicated to the conflict that actually brought the Reformation (church vs. state and individual)and afterwards, Contr-Reformation. As I'm not the specialist in this area, I've skipped some pages, but I'll definitely put myself together and read them later.
As usual, Mr Durant guides us through all bloody and terrible wars and strifes of that age, reminding us that "from barbarism to civilization requires a century, from civilization to barbarism needs but a day". No distinguished artist, philosopher, writer escapes his scrutiny (Hans Holbein, Rableis, Durer, F. Villon - to name just a few). I was particularly hooked by chapters on development of science and medicine (A. Pare, Copernicus, Columbus, Vesalius, Paracels etc), for things that are universally known now took centuries to discover and lives to prove.
After "Caesar and Christ" and "The Age of Faith", this volume makes the third "jewel" in my collection.