Arnold Toynbee's ten-volume analysis of the rise and fall of civilizations is acknowledged as one of the great achievements of modern scholarship. D.C. Somervell's extraordinary two-volume abridgement has captured the method, atmosphere, texture, and, in many instances, the very words of the original. This volume contains the second half of Toynbee's masterpiece.
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Of Somervell's work, Toynbee wrote, 'The reader now has at his command a uniform abridgement of the whole book, made by a clear mind that has not only mastered the contents but has entered into the writer's outlook and purpose.'About the Author:
The late Arnold Toynbee was Director of Studies at the Royal Institute of International Affairs and Research Professor of International History at the University of London.
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Book Description Oxford University Press Canada, New York & London, 1963. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Abridgement of volumes I - VI by D. C. Somervell. Red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine No writing or marks in the book. DJ is intact with wear to the spine ends. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 617 pages; Sold at the door. Bookseller Inventory # 20736