A Study of History: Abridgement of volumes VII-X

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Oxford University Press, 1987 - History - 414 pages
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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 theoriginal. This volume contains the second half of Toynbee's masterpiece.
 

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A STUDY OF HISTORY: Vols: VII through X

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

This does not presume to be a review or even an analysis of the final four volumes of the stupendous study projected in 1921, and in process- with a period of interruption caused by the war- from that ... Read full review

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User Review  - thcson - LibraryThing

Definitely better than volumes I-VI, but you can tell that it was written in the 1940s. Toynbee's understanding of non-western civilizations seems sketchy. He seems to be more interested in driving his personal religious agenda than in explaining history as objectively as possible. Read full review

Contents

UNIVERSAL STATES
vi
SlC VOS NON VOBIS II
11
UNIVERSAL CHURCHES
76
xxvn THE ROLE OF CIVILIZATIONS IN THE LIVES OF CHURCHES
109
THE COURSE OF THE TRAGEDY
120
CONTACTS BETWEEN CIVILIZATIONS
144
THE CONSEQUENCES OF ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN CON
219
CONTACTS BETWEEN CIVILIZATIONS
241
THE AMENABILITY OF HUMAN AFFAIRS TO LAWS OF NATURE
268
xxxv11 THE RECALCITRANCE OF HUMAN NATURE TO LAWS
293
XXXVIH THE LAW OF GOD
299
THE INCONCLUSIVENESS OF A PRIORI ANSWERS
307
TECHNOLOGY WAR AND GOVERNMENT
321
TECHNOLOGY CLASS CONFLICT AND EMPLOYMENT
332
CONCLUSION
350
INDEX
395

LAW AND FREEDOM IN HISTORY
261

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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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