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William H McNeill

William H. McNeill is the Robert A. Millikan Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Chicago, USA. His many books include Plagues and Peoples, Venice: The Hinge of Europe 1081-1797, The Rise of the West: A History of the Human Community, which received the National Book Award, Mythistory and Other Essays, History of Western Civilization: A Handbook, and The Pursuit of Power: Technology, Armed Force, and Society since A.D. 1000.