Historian William H McNeill passed away

Jul 14, 2016 08:08 IST

William H McNeillWilliam H McNeill, the prize-winning scholar, passed away on 8 July 2016 in Connecticut, United States. He was 98.

McNeill was mostly renowned for his writings on Western civilization.

About William H McNeill

William McNeill obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago in 1938. He obtained Master of Arts in 1939.

He obtained his PhD at Cornell University in 1947. In the same year, he began teaching at the University of Chicago, which became his home throughout his professional career.

His most popular work is The Rise of the West: A History of the Human Community. The book explored world history in terms of the effect of different old world civilizations on one another. The book had a major impact on historical theory.

Rise of the West won the 1964 U.S. National Book Award in History and Biography.

In 1976, he wrote Plagues and Peoples, an important early contribution to the impact of disease on human history.

He was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama on 25 February 2010.

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Who: Historian William H McNeill

Where: Connecticut , United States

What: Died

When: 8 July 2016

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