A Study of History, Volumen2

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Oxford University Press, 1987 - 432 páginas
Acknowledged as one of the greatest achievements of modern scholarship, Arnold Toynbee's A Study of History is a ten-volume analysis of the rise and fall of human civilizations. Contained in two volumes, D.C. Somervell's abridgement of this magnificent enterprise preserves the method,
atmosphere, texture, and, in many instances, the very words of the original. First published in 1947 and 1957, these two volumes are themselves a great historical achievement. Volume 2, which abridges Volumes VII-X of Toynbee's study, 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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Toynbee's theory of history gains a little from illustrations, and from being more up-to-date (1972) but probably loses some from being abridged. However the maps are helpful. Leer comentario completo

A STUDY OF HISTORY: Vols: VII through X

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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 ... Leer comentario completo

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UNIVERSAL STATES
1
Sic vos NON VOBIS II
11
UNIVERSAL CHURCHES
76
THE ROLE OF CIVILIZATIONS IN THE LIVES OF CHURCHES
109
THE COURSE OF THE TRAGEDY
120
CONTACTS BETWEEN CIVILIZATIONS
144
TEMPORARIES
219
CONTACTS BETWEEN CIVILIZATIONS
241
THE AMENABILITY OF HUMAN AFFAIRS TOʻLAWS OF NATURE
268
THE RECALCITRANCE OF HUMAN NATURE TO Laws
293
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, Research Professor of International History at the University of London, and author of numerous other books.

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