Historical atlas and gazetteer by toynbee, arnold 1962 covid19 update april 10, 2020. There is something majesterial about this work of erudition. Arnold toynbee, who charted civilizations the new york times. Buy a study of history by arnold joseph toynbee online at alibris. The original hardcover editions can go for hundreds of dollars. Arnold toynbees a study of history, a twelvevolume work, compels the continuing critical attention of historians, philosophers, and other students of civilizations rising and falling over time. Arnold j toynbee was a historian whose 12 volume a study of history had a huge impact on the thinking of his day. However, by the 1960s his magnum opus had fallen out of favour among mainstream historians and his vast readership had faded. Is it worth it to read the 12volume version of a study of history by. A study in history 12 volume set arnold toynbee trade2win. Overall, a nice set of arnold toynbee s 12 volume study of history.
One of my serendipitous discoveries was toynbee s a study of history, describing the rise and fall of 23 civilizations in human history. Toynbee worked on this 12 volume study from the mid1920s to the late 1940s. Toynbee 18891975 was a british historian best known for his 12volume analysis of western civilization, a study of history, 19341961. Evans, enjoyed only a brief vogue before disappearing into the obscurity in which it has languished. A study of history by arnold joseph toynbee alibris.
A study of history is a 12volume universal history by the british historian arnold j. There have been reprints and the last one was, i think, in 1979 the collection is out of print and all. Toynbee began his study of history the same year the guardian come into office and he finished his final reconsiderations in 1961. Is it worth it to read the 12volume version of a study of. Arnold toynbee a study of history complete 12 volume. Read a study of history abridgement of volumes ivi by arnold j. Full text of arnold toynbee a study of history volume 12. His interest has been to gather together the recorded evidence of all the civilizations, of which he forms his study of the 20 plus civilations that he is able to identify. This epic, multivolume work offered a grand synthesis of world history from the global perspective of the rise and fall of civilizations, rather than concentrating on the history of nationstates or of ethnic groups. Acknowledged as one of the greatest achievements of modern scholarship, arnold toynbee s a study of history is a tenvolume analysis of the rise and fall of human civilizations. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Yesterdays mail brought volumes 2 and 3 of arnold toynbees a study of history. He is best known for his 12volume a study of history. With his prodigious output of papers, articles, speeches and presentations, and numerous books translated into many languages, toynbee was a widely read and discussed scholar in the 1940s and 1950s.
Originally published in 1947 and 1957, these two volumes are themselves a great historical achievement. Arnold joseph toynbee 18891975 was a british historian whose tenvolume a study of history was an extremely popular approach to historical writing. Volume 1, which abridges the first six volumes of toynbee s study, includes the introduction, the geneses of civilizations, and the disintegrations of civilizations. Arnold toynbee, english historian whose 12volume a study of history 193461 put forward a philosophy of history, based on an analysis of the cyclical development and decline of civilizations, that provoked much discussion. Toynbee argues that civilizations are born out of more primitive societies. Specific conditions and editions of each volume are noted. Arnold toynbees a study of history has been acknowledged as one of the greatest. The 12volume work contains more than 3 million words and about 7,000 pages. Full text of arnold toynbee a study of history volume. Find a study of history 1112 volumes missing vol xi. Abridgement of volumes ivi 9780195050806 by arnold j. It received enormous popular attention but according to historian richard j. I will say that during college, it was one of my favorite books on history. By the way, for those who want a shorter study there is an abridge version of two volumes by somervell also called a study of history.
Makes a complete set, all the volumes are in goodvery good condition. As an appendix, this version has a section called the argument that gives the impatient reader a summary of all of toynbee s points in just a few pages. If your main interest is learning about the civilizations themselves, either read the 12 volumes. In this volume, toynbee attempts to respond to all the criticisms, at least the more relevant ones, of the previous eleven volumes of his monumental survey of history from an admittedly and obvious philosophy of history. Toynbee and a great selection of similar new, used and collectible books available now at great prices. In arnold toynbee english historian whose 12volume a study of history 193461 put forward a philosophy of history, based on an analysis of the cyclical development and decline of civilizations, that provoked much discussion. Arnold toynbees a study of history has been acknowledged as one of the greatest achievements of modern scholarship. Mar 04, 2019 few works of history had such a precise and romantic origin as arnold joseph toynbees a study of history. May 15, 2009 wanted a study in history 12 volume set arnold toynbee hi all does anyone have or knows someone who has hardback set of a study in history by arnold toynbee and willing to sell. Toynbee was a nephew of the 19thcentury economist arnold toynbee. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read a study of history. Abridgement of volumes ivi by arnold joseph toynbee paperback, 1987 at the best online prices at ebay.
Arnold toynbee a study of history arnold joseph toynbee april 14, 1889 october 22, 1975, british historian whose twelvevolume analysis of the rise and fall of civilizations, a study of history, 1934 1961, also known as history of the world was very popular in its time. Somervells abridgement of this magnificent enterprise preserves the method. Volume xii was occasioned by the clangorous disputation that was set off by a study of history virtually from the outset, for mr. I now have the first 4 of the 12 volumes that make up the series.
Abridgement of vols ivi new ed by toynbee, arnold j. Well, the fall of 22, as the industrialized western civilization could still be considered viable. Pdf a study of history volume i abridgement of volumes i vi. Overall, a nice set of arnold toynbees 12 volume study of history.
Nov 08, 2014 i read the abridged version and the effect was similar to reading a students notes from a great lecture series. Abridgement of volumes ivi ebook written by arnold j. A tenvolume analysis of the rise and fall of human civilizations, it is a work of breathtaking breadth and vision. The first three volumes were released in 1933, the next three were released in 1939, and the last four volumes in 1954. Arnold toynbee s a study of history has been acknowledged as one of the greatest achievements of modern scholarship. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
Retractationes or reconsiderations of arnold toynbee about his great work a study of history in 11 volumes on the genesis, growth, breakdown and desintegration of civilizations, the rhythms, contacts and prospects of the western civilization. A study of history, abridgement of vols 16 by arnold joseph. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Be the first to ask a question about a study of history, vol 12. According to the author, the first ten books needed to be. Arnold toynbee download ebook pdf, epub, tuebl, mobi.998 37 1508 712 639 693 1481 492 1159 773 853 346 732 499 839 43 1013 1552 742 1131 592 1043 1416 388 686 31 864 652 1406 1274 1221 251 765 120 1192 756 1410 1287