William H. McNeill (historian)
William H. McNeill
Holding first copies of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History on his 87th birthday
|Died||July 8, 2016 (aged 98)|
|Alma mater||University of Chicago|
|Spouse(s)||Elizabeth Darbishire (married 1946–2006)|
|Children||J. R. McNeill, Andrew, Ruth, Deborah|
|Awards||National Book Award|
National Humanities Medal
|Institutions||University of Chicago|
|Thesis||"The Influence of the Potato on Irish History" (1947)|
|Doctoral advisor||Carl L. Becker|
William Hardy McNeill (October 31, 1917 – July 8 2016) was a Canadian-American world historian and author. He was known for his writings on Western civilization. He was Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Chicago where he had taught since 1947.
References[change | change source]
- The Associated Press (13 December 1996). "U.S. Historian, William McNeill, Wins the Erasmus Prize". New York Times. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
- McNeill, William H. (March 1979), "Historical Patterns of Migration", Current Anthropology, 20 (1): 95–102, doi:10.1086/202206, JSTOR 2741864, PMID 11630845. (Biographical details from bottom of page 95.)