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By Arnold J. Toynbee,D.C. Somervell

stated as one of many maximum achievements of contemporary scholarship, Arnold Toynbee's A learn 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 brilliant company preserves the strategy, surroundings, texture, and, generally, the very phrases of the unique. First released in 1947 and 1957, those volumes are themselves an exceptional ancient success. quantity 2, which abridges Volumes VII-X of Toynbee's learn, comprises sections on common States, common church buildings, Heroic a long time, Contacts among Civilizations in area, Contacts among Civilizations in Time, legislations and Freedom in historical past, 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 ebook, made by means of a transparent brain that has not just mastered the contents yet has entered into the writer's outlook and purpose.

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