Ten Volume Set THE HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION by Will & Ariel Durant

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Ten Volume Set THE HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION by Will & Ariel Durant

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10 Volumes by Will Durant
Nicely Illustrated, Hard Covers

Set of 10 hardcover books in "The Story of Civilization" series by Will Durant (Vols. I-VI) and Will and Ariel Durant (Vols. VII-X); Simon and Schuster; NY: 1963, each volume is approximately 7"X10", approximate 1050 pages in each volume.
Durant planned to write a history of the 19th century. He started to work on it only to find that his subject could be understood only in terms of what had come before. His researches gradually led him into the formation of a plan for writing a history of all civilization--ancient and modern, Occidental and Oriental. Each book is complete within itself, including Index. Each is also profusely illustrated with lining paper maps, photos, line drawings, etc. The complete set is eleven volumes, Volume XI was published about 10 years after the first group of ten. This set includes:
Our Oriental Heritage - Volume I - Being a history of civilization in Egypt and the Near East to the Death of Alexander; and in India, China, and Japan from the beginning to our own day; with an Introduction on nature and foundations of civilization.
The Life of Greece - Volume II - A history of Greek government, industry,
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