• A Study of History: Abridgement of Volumes I-VI See large image

    A Study of History: Abridgement of Volumes I-VI (Study of History) (Paperback) By (author) Arnold Toynbee, Edited by Teacher D C Somervell, Adapted by D C Somervell

    Hard to find title available from Book Depository

    $21.15 - Save $8.03 27% off - RRP $29.18 Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 2 business days
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    DescriptionArnold Toynbee's analysis of the rise and fall of civilizations has been acknowledged as one of the great achievements of twentieth-century scholarship. D.C. Somervell's abridgement of this monumental work is a great achievement in its own right. While reducing the work to one sixth of its original size, he has succeeded in preserving its method and character. The first volume of the abridgement presents Toynbee's philosophy of history as it appears in the first six volumes of the original work. This volume includes the Introduction; The Geneses of Civilizations; The Growth of Civilizations; The Breakdowns of Civilizations; and The Disintegrations of Civilizations. The second volume comprises volumes 7-10 of the original, including Universal States; Universal Churches; Heroic Ages; Contacts Between Civilizations in Space; Contacts Between Civilizations in Time; Law and Freedom in History; The Prospects of the Western Civilization; and Conclusion.

Other books

Other people who viewed this bought | Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 10 of 10


Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for A Study of History

    A Study of History
    Abridgement of Volumes I-VI
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Arnold Toynbee, Edited by Teacher D C Somervell, Adapted by D C Somervell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 640
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 740 g
    ISBN 13: 9780195050806
    ISBN 10: 0195050800

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    DC22: 909
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    B&T General Subject: 495
    B&T Approval Code: A14500000
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 06
    BISAC V2.8: HIS016000
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: LIT011000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: CB63 .T642 1987
    Edition statement
    Oxford University Press, USA
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press, USA
    Publication date
    24 March 1988
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    The late Arnold Toynbee was Director of Studies at the Royal Institute of International Affairs and Research Professor of International History at the University of London and author of numerous other books, including Mankind and Mother Earth: A Narrative History of the World. The late D.C. Somervell was a teacher at Tonbridge School in England.
    Back cover copy
    Of Somervell's work, Toynbee wrote, 'The reader now has at his command a uniform abridgement of the whole book, made by a clear mind that has not only mastered the contents but has entered into the writer's outlook and purpose.'