A Study of History: Abridgement of Volumes I-VI (Royal by Arnold J. Toynbee,D.C. Somervell PDF

By Arnold J. Toynbee,D.C. Somervell

ISBN-10: 0195001990

ISBN-13: 9780195001990

ISBN-10: 0195050800

ISBN-13: 9780195050806

Arnold Toynbee's A learn of History has been stated as one of many maximum achievements of contemporary scholarship. A ten-volume research of the increase and fall of human civilizations, it's a paintings of breath-taking breadth and imaginative and prescient. D.C. Somervell's abridgement, in volumes, of this really good company, preserves the tactic, surroundings, texture, and, generally, the very phrases of the unique. initially released in 1947 and 1957, those volumes are themselves an exceptional ancient achievement.
Volume 1, which abridges the 1st six volumes of Toynbee's research, comprises the creation, The Geneses of Civilizations, and The Disintegrations of Civilizations. quantity 2, an abridgement of Volumes VII-X, comprises sections on common States, common church buildings, Heroic a while, Contacts among Civilizations in house, Contacts among Civilizations in Time, legislation and Freedom in historical past, The customers of the Western Civilization, and the Conclusion.
Of Somervell's paintings, Toynbee wrote, "The reader now has at his command a uniform abridgement of the complete booklet, made by way of a transparent brain that has not just mastered the contents yet has entered into the writer's outlook and purpose."

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