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

By Arnold J. Toynbee,D.C. Somervell

said as one of many maximum achievements of recent scholarship, Arnold Toynbee's A examine of History is a ten-volume research of the increase and fall of human civilizations. Contained in volumes, D.C. Somervell's abridgement of this impressive company preserves the tactic, surroundings, texture, and, oftentimes, the very phrases of the unique. First released in 1947 and 1957, those volumes are themselves a good historic fulfillment. quantity 2, which abridges Volumes VII-X of Toynbee's research, contains sections on common States, common church buildings, Heroic a long time, Contacts among Civilizations in area, 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 total publication, made through a transparent brain that has not just mastered the contents yet has entered into the writer's outlook and purpose.

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