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By Arnold J. Toynbee,D.C. Somervell

Arnold Toynbee's A learn of History has been said as one of many maximum achievements of recent scholarship. A ten-volume research of the increase and fall of human civilizations, it's a paintings of breath-taking breadth and imaginative and prescient. D.C. Somervell's abridgement, in volumes, of this great firm, preserves the tactic, surroundings, texture, and, many times, the very phrases of the unique. initially released in 1947 and 1957, those volumes are themselves an exceptional old achievement.
Volume 1, which abridges the 1st six volumes of Toynbee's research, comprises the creation, The Geneses of Civilizations, and The Disintegrations of Civilizations. quantity 2, an abridgement of Volumes VII-X, contains 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 heritage, The clients 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 way 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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