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    DescriptionAcknowledged as one of the greatest achievements of modern scholarship, Arnold Toynbee's A Study of History is a ten-volume analysis of the rise and fall of human civilizations. Contained in two volumes, D.C. Somervell's abridgement of this magnificent enterprise preserves the method, atmosphere, texture, and, in many instances, the very words of the original. First published in 1947 and 1957, these two volumes are themselves a great historical achievement. Volume 2, which abridges Volumes VII-X of Toynbee's study, includes sections on 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 the Conclusion. 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.


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    Title
    A Study of History: Study of History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Arnold Joseph Toynbee, Revised by D. C. Somervell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780195050813
    ISBN 10: 0195050819
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Book Type: FI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    DC21: 909
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    DC22: 909
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000, HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 500
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    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
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: CB63 .T642 1987, CB63.T642
    Thema V1.0: NHB
    Edition
    Abridged
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    24 March 1988
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    The late Arnold Toynbee was Director of Studies at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Research Professor of International History at the University of London, and author of numerous other books.
    Review quote
    'McNeill's book will be read, and enjoyed, for its own sake. I hope it will revive interest in Toynbee.' The Advertiser, Australia
    Back cover copy
    Contained in two volumes, D.C. Somervell's abridgement of Arnold Toynbee's 'A Study of History' preserves the method, atmosphere, texture, and, in many instances, the very words of the original. This volume includes sections on 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 the Conclusion.