By Arnold J. Toynbee,D.C. Somervell
Volume 1, which abridges the 1st six volumes of Toynbee's research, comprises the advent, 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 background, 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 total publication, 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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