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Title:Historia uudessa valossa
Authors:Arnold J. Toynbee (Author)
Other authors:D. C. Somervell (Editor), Kai Kaila (Translator)
Info:Porvoo : WSOY, 1950.
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A Study of History, Vol. 1: Abridgement of Volumes I-VI by Arnold J. Toynbee

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Recommended by John Muir along with Will Durant's The story of Philosophy.
  SFCC | Jun 4, 2013 |
This would be improved by maps and chronologies. Hard to encompass unless one share the author's comprehensive knowledge. In this volume he defines what he means by a civilization and its affiliates. Explains the basis for his choices of cultures to examine in depth.
  ritaer | Jun 23, 2012 |
I can't really recommend this book. Toynbee tries to fit all civilizations into the Athens-Rome-Europe model and fails badly. This is not how comparative history should be written. I wrote a longer review of this book on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/review/R1YR0C9R1J3S9P/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm
  thcson | Apr 20, 2010 |
I can remember when Toynbee was spoken of with great respect in historical discussions,but that was probably 40 years ago.
  antiquary | Mar 16, 2010 |
Frontispiece: Doloris Sopitam recreant volnera viva animam - Anon.
  keylawk | Dec 27, 2006 |
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This Work is Volume 1 only (Volumes I-VI) of Somervell's abridgement of Toynbee's A Study of History. It should not be combined with either Volume 2 or Somervell's complete 2-volume abridgement, nor should it be combined with any other abridgement or any individual volumes of Toynbee's unabridged Work. Thank you.
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Arnold Toynbee's A Study of History has been acknowledged as one of the greatest achievements of modern scholarship. A ten-volume analysis of the rise and fall of human civilizations, it is a work of breath-taking breadth and vision. D.C. Somervell's abridgement, in two volumes, of this magnificent enterprise, preserves the method, atmosphere, texture, and, in many instances, the very words of the original. Originally published in 1947 and 1957, these two volumes are themselves a great historical achievement.
Volume 1, which abridges the first six volumes of Toynbee's study, includes the Introduction, The Geneses of Civilizations, and The Disintegrations of Civilizations. Volume 2, an abridgement of Volumes VII-X, includes sections on Universal States, Universal churches, Heroic Ages, Contacts Between Civilizations in Space, Contacts Between Civilizations in Time, Law and Freedom in History, The Prospects of the Western Civilization, and the Conclusion.
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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An abridgement of volumes seven through ten of Arnold Toynbee's "A Study of History," in which the author analyzes the rise and fall of human civilizations.

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