Heroes of History: a Brief History of Civilization from Ancient Times to the Dawn of the Modern Age 074322910X, 9780743229104

In the tradition of his own bestselling masterpieces -- The Story of Civilization. Durant completed twenty-one of a prop

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Heroes of History: a Brief History of Civilization from Ancient Times to the Dawn of the Modern Age
 074322910X, 9780743229104

Table of contents :
What is civilization? --
Confucius and the banished angel --
India : from Buddha to Indira Gandhi --
From the pyramids to Ikhnaton --
Philosophy and poetry in the Old Testament --
The road to Pericles --
The Golden Age of Athens --
From Plato to Alexander --
The Roman Republic --
The Roman Revolution --
The Roman Empire (27 B.C.-A.D. 180) --
Nero and Aurelius --
The human Christ --
The growth of the Church --
The Renaissance I : around Leonardo --
The Renaissance II : Rome --
The Renaissance III : Venetian sunset --
The Reformation I : Wyclif and Erasmus --
The Reformation II (1517-55) : Luther and the communists --
The Catholic Reformation (1517-63) --
Shakespeare and Bacon.

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