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 contemporary 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 outstanding firm preserves the strategy, surroundings, texture, and, normally, the very phrases of the unique. First released in 1947 and 1957, those volumes are themselves a very good historic fulfillment. quantity 2, which abridges Volumes VII-X of Toynbee's examine, 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 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 full booklet, made via a transparent brain that has not just mastered the contents yet has entered into the writer's outlook and purpose.

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