A study of history / by Arnold J. Toynbee ; abridgement ... by D.C. Somervell.
By: Toynbee, Arnold.
Contributor(s): Somervell, D. C. (David Churchill).Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, <1987- >, <c1957- >Edition: 1st ed.Description: v. <2 > ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780195050806.Subject(s): Civilization | History -- PhilosophyAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Study of history.DDC classification: 909 Online resources: Publisher description
Includes bibliographical references and index.
 Abridgement of volumes I-VI. --  Abridgement of volumes VII-X.
Toynbee's analysis of the rise and fall of civilizations has been acknowledged as an achievement without parallel in modern scholarship. This abridgement, while reducing the work to one-sixth of its original size, preserves its method, atmosphere, texture, and for the most part, the author's very words.