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A study of history
Abridgement of volumes I-VI
[1st American ed.].
by D.C. Somervell

Published 1947 by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

I. Introduction. The unit of historical study ; The comparative study of civilizations ; The comparability of societies.
II. The geneses of civilizations. The problem and how not to solve it ; Challenge and response ; The virtues of adversity ; The challenge of the environment ; The golden mean.
III. The growth of civilizations. The arrested civilizations ; The nature of the growths of civilizations ; An analysis of growth ; Differentiation through growth.
IV. The breakdowns of civilizations. The nature of the problem ; Deterministic solutions ; Loss of command over the environment ; Failure of self-determination.
V. The disintegration of civilizations. The nature of disintegration ; Schism in the body social ; Schism in the soul ; The relation between disintegrating societies and individuals ; The rhythm of disintegration ; Standardization through disintegration.
Editor's note and Tables I-V.

Edition Notes

"Issued under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs."


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Library of Congress
CB63 .T75 1947

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xiii, 617 p.
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