By Arnold J. Toynbee,D.C. Somervell
Volume 1, which abridges the 1st six volumes of Toynbee's examine, comprises the creation, The Geneses of Civilizations, and The Disintegrations of Civilizations. quantity 2, an abridgement of Volumes VII-X, comprises sections on common States, common church buildings, Heroic a long time, Contacts among Civilizations in area, Contacts among Civilizations in Time, legislation and Freedom in background, The customers of the Western Civilization, and the Conclusion.
Of Somervell's paintings, Toynbee wrote, "The reader now has at his command a uniform abridgement of the full publication, made through a transparent brain that has not just mastered the contents yet has entered into the writer's outlook and purpose."
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A Study of History: Abridgement of Volumes I-VI (Royal Institute of International Affairs) by Arnold J. Toynbee,D.C. Somervell