A little history of the world

E.H. Gombrich ; translated by Caroline Mustill

In 1935, with a doctorate in art history and no prospect of a job, the 26-year-old Ernst Gombrich was invited 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 twenty-five languages across the world. In forty concise chapters, Gombrich tells the story of man from the stone age to the atomic bomb. In between emerges a colourful 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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書名 A little history of the world
著作者等 Gombrich, E. H.
Mustill, Caroline
Harper Clifford
Gombrich Ernst H.
書名別名 Weltgeschichte von der Urzeit bis zur Gegenwart

Eine kurze Weltgeschichte für junge Leser
出版元 Yale University Press
刊行年月 2008, c2005
ページ数 xix, 284 p.
大きさ 22 cm
ISBN 9780300143324
NCID BA8873912X
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言語 英語
原文言語 ドイツ語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国