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A little history of the world

Author: E H Gombrich; Caroline Mustill; Clifford Harper
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1935, with a doctorate in art history and no prospect of a job, the twenty-six-year-old Ernst Gombrich was invited by a publishing acquaintance to attempt a history of the world for younger readers. Amazingly, he completed the task in an intense six weeks, and Eine kurze Weltgeschichte fur junge Leser was published in Vienna to immediate success. It is now available in eighteen languages across the world."
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E H Gombrich; Caroline Mustill; Clifford Harper
ISBN: 9780300143324 030014332X
OCLC Number: 216936098
Language Note: Translation of: Eine Kurze Weltgeschichte für junge Leser.
Notes: This translation originally published: 2005.
Description: xix, 284 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Once upon a time --
The greatest inventors of all time --
The land by the Nile --
Sunday, Monday --
The one and only god --
I c-a-n r-e-a-d --
Heroes and their weapons --
An unequal struggle --
Two small cities in one small land --
The enlightened one and his land --
A great teacher of a great people --
The greatest adventure of all --
New wars and new warriors --
An enemy of history --
Rulers of the western world --
The good news --
Life in the empire and at its frontiers --
The storm --
The starry night begins --
There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is his prophet --
A conqueror who knows how to rule --
A struggle to become lord of Christendom --
Chivalrous knights --
Emperors in the age of chivalry --
Cities and citizens --
A new age --
A new world --
A new faith --
The church at war --
Terrible times --
An unlucky king and a lucky king --
Meanwhile, looking eastwards ... --
A truly new age --
A very violent revolution --
The last conqueror --
Men and machines --
Across the seas --
Two new states in Europe --
Dividing up the world --
The small part of the history of the world which I have lived through myself : looking back.
Other Titles: Kurze Weltgeschichte für junge Leser.
Responsibility: E.H. Gombrich ; translated by Caroline Mustill ; [illustrated by Clifford Harper].

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"'I wish it had been available when I was young.' Allan Massie, Literary Review 'There is not one of the 39 short chapters that is not enlivened by a sharp insight or arresting image.' Tim Blanning, Read more...

 
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