The Global Condition : Conquerors, Catastrophes, and Community, Paperback / softback Book

The Global Condition : Conquerors, Catastrophes, and Community Paperback / softback


William H. McNeill is known for his ability to portray the grand sweep of history.

The Global Condition is a classic work for understanding the grand sweep of world history in brief compass.

Now with a new foreword by J. R. McNeill, this book brings together two of William Hardy McNeill's popular short books and an essay.

The Human Condition provides a provocative interpretation of history as a competition of parasites, both biological and human; The Great Frontier questions the notion of "frontier freedom" through an examination of European expansion; the concluding essay speculates on the role of catastrophe in our lives.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
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  • Category: Historiography
  • ISBN: 9780691174143



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