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Ariel Durant


Born
in Proskurov, Russian Federation
May 10, 1898

Died
October 25, 1981

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Ariel Durant was a Russian-born American researcher and writer, the co-author of The Story of Civilization with her husband Will Durant.

Ariel Durant was born in Proskurov, Russian Empire (now Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine) as Chaya Kaufman to Jewish parents Ethel Appel Kaufman and Joseph Kaufman. The family emigrated to the United States in 1901. She met her future husband while a student at Ferrer Modern School in New York City. Will was then a teacher at the school, but resigned his post to marry Ariel, who was fifteen at the time of the wedding on October 31, 1913.

Ariel and Will Durant were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 1968 for Rousseau and Revolution, the tenth volume of The Story of Civilization. In 1977 they were pre
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“The present is the past rolled up for action, and the past is the present unrolled for understanding.”
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“A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.”
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“We must operate with partial knowledge, and be provisionally content with probabilities.”
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