This monumental work in three beautiful volumes is a comprehensive, authentic and scholarly survey of the major developments of ancient civilizations. It deals mainly with the cultural heritage of mankind, the advances of invention, the varieties of economic organisations, the experiments in governments, the aspirations of religion, morals and manners, the development of science, the masterpieces of literature, the wisdom of philosophy and achievements of art. This book is an invaluable asset for students, scholars and art historians.
About the Author:
WILL DURANT received the Ph.D. degree from Columbia University and taught philosophy there for one year. He toured around the world for a study of Egypt, the Near East, India, China and Japan and circled the globe again in 1932 to visit Japan, Manchuria, Siberia and Russia.DR. VIJAY KUMAR MATHUR, art historian, is M.A.; Ph.D. in History. He has been working in National Museum, New Delhi. He is the author of 'Indian Art', 'Art and Culture under the Sungas', and 'Marvels of Kishangarh Paintings.'