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The idea of progress. An inquiry into its origin and growth

BURY, J.B.

Published by Macmillan Company, New York, 1932
From B & L Rootenberg Rare Books, ABAA (Sherman Oaks, CA, U.S.A.)

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Publisher's cloth; very clean throughout, with writing on the final end papers concerning "Spanish musik." With the bookplate of Arnold Thackray (founder of the Chemical Heritage Foundation), and an illegible signature on the first free end paper dated New York City, April 1933. First American edition of one of the author's best known works in which he discusses ideas of civilization and human progress throughout our history. "The idea of human progress then is a theory which involves a synthesis of the past and a prophecy of the future. It is based on an interpretation of history which regards men as slowly advancing . . . in a definite and desirable direction, and infers that this progress will continue indefinitely."Bury (1861-1927) was an Irish historian interested in late antiquity and is widely credited with reviving the topic of Byzantine history. Bookseller Inventory # 14817

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Title: The idea of progress. An inquiry into its ...

Publisher: Macmillan Company, New York

Publication Date: 1932

Edition: FIRST AMERICAN EDITION.

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