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

By Arnold J. Toynbee,D.C. Somervell

Arnold Toynbee's A examine of History has been said 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 brilliant firm, preserves the tactic, surroundings, texture, and, regularly, the very phrases of the unique. initially released in 1947 and 1957, those volumes are themselves an excellent old achievement.
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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