A Little History of 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.

Publisher: Yale University Press
Date Published: 2008
Book Condition: Near fine soft cover in French flaps with minor edge wear to covers
ISBN: 9780300143324


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