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A little history of the world

Author: E H Gombrich
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : 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."  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: E H Gombrich
ISBN: 0300108834 9780300108835 9780300143324 030014332X
OCLC Number: 60360313
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: xix, 284 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 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: Ernst Gombrich.
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