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A study of history

Author: Arnold Toynbee; D C Somervell
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1987, ©1957
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Toynbee's analysis of the rise and fall of civilizations has been acknowledged as an achievement without parallel in modern scholarship. This abridgement, while reducing the work to one-sixth of its original size, preserves its method, atmosphere, texture, and for the most part, the author's very words.
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Toynbee, Arnold, 1889-1975.
Study of history.
New York : Oxford University Press, <1987->, <c1957->
(OCoLC)761075573
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arnold Toynbee; D C Somervell
ISBN: 0195050819 9780195050813 0195001990 9780195001990 9780195001983 0195001982 9780195050806 0195050800
OCLC Number: 16276526
Description: 2 volumes ; 21 cm
Contents: Volume 1. (Abridgement of volumes I-V). The geneses of civilizations --
The growths of civilizations --
The breakdowns of civilizations --
The disintegrations of civilizations. Volume 2. (Abridgement of volumes VI-X.) Universal states --
Universal churches --
Heroic ages --
Contracts between civilizations in space --
Contacts between civilizations in time --
Rhythms in the histories of civilizations --
The prospects of the Wester civilization --
The inspirations of historians.
Responsibility: by Arnold J. Toynbee ; abridgement ... by D.C. Somervell.
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