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I love this book. 60 years old but still insightful. It is also a delight to read and reread. The author emphasise that different cultures have been in contact with each other... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jackal
This book should be mandatory for anyone who wants to understand the broad sweep of history that has led to the current world.Published 4 months ago by Ian B. Leary
William McNeill is the first book to read in the study of World Historiography. This is an essential read.Published 8 months ago by Karl Krotke
A great book to read about western civilization.... so far....
It's a slow read because it's so packed with material... Read more
a great piiece of scholarship but not a history of the West. See Kenneth Clark, Civilization: a personal view or even, though not a scholarly work, Roger Osborne, Civilization: a... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Apollonius
I read this book when it was first published in the early sixties. It is a superb history of the 'rise of the west'. Read morePublished 18 months ago by David B. Straus
An absolutely readable and thorough (relatively, considering it's scope) history of how the West - once an inconsequential backwater - came to dominate the globe. Read morePublished 23 months ago by J. Boland