A Study of History, Abridgement of Vols 7-10

Arnold Joseph Toynbee David Churchill Somervell


A Study of History, Abridgement of Vols 7-10

A Study of History, Abridgement of Vols 7-10

  • Title: A Study of History, Abridgement of Vols 7-10
  • Author: Arnold Joseph Toynbee David Churchill Somervell
  • ISBN: 9780195050813
  • Page: 396
  • Format: Paperback



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 FreedomContained 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.


Recent Comments "A Study of History, Abridgement of Vols 7-10"

Toynbee is one of the most important minds of the twentieth century. His work has been largely ignored because it puts the responsibility for the survival of the world squarely on our shoulders. He's the only historian I know to blend history and psychology, words that repeat throughout his analysis of historical patterns are: soul, choice, despair, I could go on and on. He shows with clarity and grace how individual human choices coalesce into historical events. The abridgment of which this is [...]

The best short summary of a general history of the world I can imagine. Still - if you can get a hold of his unabridged volumes (I myself only have vols. 5 & 7) do so - and let me know where you got them!

A truly comprehensive and masterful review of history, although religion takes too much importance in Toynbee's perception of what history and men are.


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