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The Global Condition : Conquerors, Catastrophes, and Community - William McNeill

The Global Condition

Conquerors, Catastrophes, and Community


Published: 8th November 1992
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William H. McNeill is known for his ability to portray the grand sweep of history. Now two of his popular books and an essay previously unavailable in book form are brought together in this new paperback edition. In The Human Condition McNeill provides a provocative interpretation of history as a competition of parasites, both biological and human. In The Great Frontier he questions the notion of "frontier freedom" through an examination of European expansion. The concluding essay speculates on the role of catastrophe in our lives. About The Human Condition: "A remarkable tour de force . . . . An elegant, intelligent and scholarly essay."--J. H. Hexter, The New York Times Book Review "A brilliant new interpretation of world history."--David Graber, The Los Angeles Times Book Review About The Great Frontier: There is virtually no one in the profession who can match McNeill as a synthesizer--or, for that matter, as an interdisciplinary historian. . . . There is more insight in this volume than in others of double or triple the length."--David Courtwright, Journal of Interdisciplinary History

The Great Frontier: Freedom and Hierarchy in Modern Times
To 1750p. 5
From 1750p. 33
The Human Condition: An Ecological and Historical View Microparasitism, Macroparasitism, and the Urban Transmutationp. 69
Microparasitism, Macroparasitism, and the Commercial Transmutationp. 100
Control and Catastrophe in Human Affairsp. 133
Notesp. 151
Indexp. 161
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ISBN: 9780691025599
ISBN-10: 0691025592
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 8th November 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.49 x 13.82  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.21