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  • Plagues and Peoplesby William Mcneill

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    Upon its original publication, Plagues and Peoples was an immediate critical and popular success, offering a radically new interpretation of world history as seen through the extraordinary impact--political, demographic, ecological, and psychological--of disease on cultures. From the conquest of Mexico by smallpox as much as by the Spanish, to the... more...

  • Arnold J. Toynbeeby William H. McNeill

    Oxford University Press, USA 1989; US$ 16.99

    One of the most remarkable thinkers of this century, Arnold Toynbee won world-wide recognition as the author of the monumental ten-volume A Study of History. Its publication and phenomenal success brought him fame and the highest praise, as the reading public proclaimed him the most renowned scholar in the world. This thought-provoking, engaging study... more...

  • Hutchins' Universityby William H. McNeill

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 22.50

    The inauguration of Robert Maynard Hutchins as the fifth President of the University of Chicago in 1929 coincided with a drastically changed social and economic climate throughout the world. And Hutchins himself opened an era of tumultuous reform and debate within the University. In the midst of the changes Hutchins started and the intense feelings... more...

  • Veniceby William H. McNeill

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    In this magisterial history, National Book Award winner William H. McNeill chronicles the interactions and disputes between Latin Christians and the Orthodox communities of eastern Europe during the period 1081–1797. Concentrating on Venice as the hinge of European history in the late medieval and early modern period, McNeill explores the technological,... more...

  • The Pursuit of Truthby William H. McNeill

    The University Press of Kentucky 2005; US$ 40.00

    William H. McNeill's seminal book The Rise of the West: A History of the Human Community (1963) received the National Book Award in 1964 and was named one of the 100 best nonfiction books of the twentieth century by the Modern Library. From his post at the University of Chicago, McNeill became the first contemporary North American historian to write... more...

  • Heidegger's Being and Timeby Richard Polt; Jean Grondin; Karin de Boer; Graeme Nicholson; Charles Guignon; William McNeill; Günter Figal; Steven Crowell; Hubert L. Dreyfus; Daniel O. Dahlstrom; Jeffrey Andrew Bara; Theodore Kisiel; Dieter Thomä

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 28.99

    Heidegger's Being and Time: Critical Essays provides a variety of recent studies of Heidegger's most important work. Twelve prominent scholars, representing diverse nationalities, generations, and interpretive approaches deal with general methodological and ontological questions, particular issues in Heidegger's text, and the relation between Being... more...

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