- Paperback: 640 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; New Ed edition (December 10, 1987)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0195050800
- ISBN-13: 978-0195050806
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 1.2 x 5.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 53 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,733 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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1-VI: A Study of History, Vol. 1: Abridgement of Volumes I-VI New Ed Edition
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"Somervell has performed his chosen task--a labor of love--extremely well....A remarkable achievement."--The New York Times Book Review
"Somervell's abridgement is an amazingly accurate version of the original."--New York Herald Tribune
"If...[you] have time for only one book during this year--and the next and the next--Somervell's abridgement of Toynbee's Study of History should be that book."--The Nation
"A veritable masterpiece of erudition and one of the most suggestive, stimulating and inspiring studies of this age."--Los Angeles Times
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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.'
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