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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Dell Pub Co
Publication date September 1, 1982
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780440383741
ISBN-10 0440383749
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $8.95
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Arnold Toynbee's ten-volume analysis of the rise and fall of civilizations, A Study of History, is acknowledged as one of the greatest achievements of modern scholarship. "Of all the books published so far in this century," Clifton Fadiman once said, "the one most assured of being read a hundred years from now is A Study of History." The Los Angeles Times called it "a veritable masterpiece of erudition and one of the most suggestive, stimulating and inspiring studies of this age."
In The Study, Toynbee revolutionized the writing of history. By encompassing virtually all civilizations--the Egyptian, the Sumeric, the Mayan, the Iranian, the Japanese, the Hellenic, and the West, to name only a few--within the scope of his monumental work, he achieved the first all-embracing synthesis of world history. Before Toynbee, world histories were histories of the West, and only specialists wrote Babylonian, Arabian, or Aztec history. But Toynbee's scheme includes all nations and, more remarkably, by his emphasis on general patterns--on the genesis, growth and breakdown of civilizations--he was able to give a shape to this incredibly diverse material, making it comprehendable to the general reader.
And Somervell's Abridgement is also a masterpiece--a masterpiece of condensation. In only two volumes, he has captured the method, atmosphere, texture, and, in most instances, the very words of the original. By leaving out most of Toynbee's illustrations, digressions, and asides (some of which were quite lengthy indeed), Somervell has actually clarified the argument of the book. The reaction to his Abridgement, when the first volume appeared in 1947, was exceptional: it was an immediate success in America, and exerpts and articles on it appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Life, The New York Times Book sums it Review, Newsweek, and Time. The review in The Nation perhaps up best: "If [you] have time for only one book during this year--and the next and the next--Somervell's Abridgement...should be that book."

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780070651296 Book cover for 9780192152237 Book cover for 9780195001990 Book cover for 9780517179413
 
With Jane Caplan | Reprint edition from Weathervane (March 1, 1989)
9780517179413 | details & prices | 576 pages | List price $24.99
About: An illustrated, abridged version of Toynbee's twelve-volume work on the process of history
from Outlet (October 1, 1972); titled "A Study of History"
9780070651296 | details & prices | List price $14.98
About: A Study of History [hardcover] Toynbee, Arnold Joseph [Oct 01, 1972]
With HCPro, Inc. (other contributor) | from Oxford Univ Pr (June 1, 1959)
9780192152237 | details & prices | List price $36.50
This edition also contains The CMS Hospital Conditions of Participation and Interpretive Guidelines
About: An extensive philosophical examination of historical trends in the growth and disintegration of civilizations from ancient times to the present century
Abridged edition from Oxford Univ Pr (February 21, 1957)
9780195001990 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $37.50
About: An extensive philosophical examination of historical trends in the growth and disintegration of civilizations from ancient times to the present century
Paperback
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With Tom Jackson | Reissue edition from Dell Pub Co (September 1, 1982)
9780440383741 | details & prices | List price $8.95
This edition also contains Tracking Animal Behavior
About: Arnold Toynbee's ten-volume analysis of the rise and fall of civilizations, A Study of History, is acknowledged as one of the greatest achievements of modern scholarship.
Editions for the work Tracking Animal Behavior
Paperback
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from Fact Finders (August 1, 2015)
9781491469989 | details & prices | 32 pages | 7.75 × 9.75 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 0.30 lbs | List price $7.95
About: It is hard enough getting a complete picture of how the most common animals―domestic pets, for example―behave.
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With Arnold Joseph Toynbee | Reissue edition from Dell Pub Co (September 1, 1982); titled "Study of History"
9780440383741 | details & prices | List price $8.95
This edition also contains Study of History
About: Arnold Toynbee's ten-volume analysis of the rise and fall of civilizations, A Study of History, is acknowledged as one of the greatest achievements of modern scholarship.
With Charlie Gillett | from Dell Pub Co (June 1, 1977); titled "Sound of the City"
9780440381556 | details & prices | List price $1.95
This edition also contains Sound of the City
About: PLEASE NOTE: My copy is a reprint of the 1977 original.
Library
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from Fact Finders (August 1, 2015)
9781491469880 | details & prices | 32 pages | 8.25 × 10.25 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 0.80 lbs | List price $26.65
About: It is hard enough getting a complete picture of how the most common animals―domestic pets, for example―behave.

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