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    DescriptionE.H. Gombrich's "Little History of the World", though written in 1935, has become one of the treasures of historical writing since its first publication in English in 2005. The Yale edition alone has now sold over half a million copies, and the book is available worldwide in almost thirty languages. Gombrich was of course the best-known art historian of his time, and his text suggests illustrations on every page. This illustrated edition of the "Little History" brings together the pellucid humanity of his narrative with the images that may well have been in his mind's eye as he wrote the book. The two hundred illustrations - most of them in full colour - are not simple embellishments, though they are beautiful. They emerge from the text, enrich the author's intention, and deepen the pleasure of reading this remarkable work. For this edition the text is reset in a spacious format, flowing around illustrations that range from paintings to line drawings, emblems, motifs, and symbols. The book incorporates freshly drawn maps, a revised preface, and a new index. Blending high-grade design, fine paper, and classic binding, this is both a sumptuous gift book and an enhanced edition of a timeless account of human history.

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    A Little History of the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ernst H. Gombrich
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 191 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,157 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300176148
    ISBN 10: 0300176147

    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 217
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    DC22: 909
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T Book Type: JN
    BISAC V2.8: JNF025000
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: D23 .G6413 2011
    B&T Approval Code: X15210000
    Thema V1.0: NHB
    Edition statement
    Illustrated edition
    Illustrations note
    200 colour illustrations
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    01 November 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    E. H. Gombrich, author of the international classic The Story of Art, was born in Vienna in 1909. He moved to London in 1936, where he later became Director of the Warburg Institute and Professor of the History of the Classical Tradition at London University. Winner of the Erasmus Prize, the Hegel Prize, the Wittgenstein Prize, and the Goethe Prize, he was admitted to Britain's highest honour, the Order of Merit, in 1988.
    Review quote
    "Gombrich opens with the most magical definition of history I have ever read. . . . Tolerance, reason and humanity . . . suffuse every page of the "Little History"."--Amanda Vickery, "Guardian Review"--Amanda Vickery "Guardian Review "