"A fine synthesis with clear maps and plates and an extraordinarily useful bibliographical guide."--Aran S. MacKinnon, State University of West Georgia
"Mc Neill's survey is a genuine world history that integrates traditional western civilization with an expansive global synthesis."--James A. Brown, Tougaloo College
Praise for previous editions
"He has a vision of the history of mankind as the unity that it always has been potentially and that it has become in fact in our time....He makes a complicated story lucid." --Arnold Toynbee
"This work reveals anew the breadth of vision and gift for synthesis that distinguished Professor McNeills The Rise of the West. He has a special talent for relating in meaningful ways the patterns of the great civilizations, their borrowings, their conflicts, and their contributions to global history."--Geoffrey Bruun
About the Author
William H. McNeill is at University of Chicago.