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A Little History of the World

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In 1935, with a doctorate in art history and no prospect of a job, the 26-year-old Ernst Gombrich was invited by a publishing acquaintance to attempt a history of the world for younger readers. Amazingly, he completed the task in an intense six weeks, and Eine kurze Weltgeschichte fur junge Leser was published in Vienna to immediate success, and is now available in seventeen languages across the world.

Toward the end of his long life, Gombrich embarked upon a revision and, at last, an English translation. A Little History of the World presents his lively and involving history to English-language readers for the first time. Superbly designed and freshly illustrated, this is a book to be savored and collected. In forty concise chapters, Gombrich tells the story of man from the stone age to the atomic bomb. In between emerges a colorful picture of wars and conquests, grand works of art, and the spread and limitations of science. This is a text dominated not by dates and facts, but by the sweep of mankind's experience across the centuries, a guide to humanity's achievements and an acute witness to its frailties.The product of a generous and humane sensibility, this timeless account makes intelligible the full span of human history.

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"[A] children's history that adults will want to sneak off with and read on the sly. " Very Short List

About the Author

Among E. H. GOMBRICHs many writings are the international bestsellers The Story of Art and Art and Illusion. He was director of the Warburg Institute of the University of London from 1959 to 1976.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300143324
Author:
Gombrich, E. H.
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Translator:
Mustill, Caroline
Illustrator:
Harper, Clifford
Author:
Harper, Clifford
Author:
Mustill, Caroline
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
World
Subject:
World history
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 b/w illus.
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 0.8 lb

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