- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Yale University Press (19 August 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 030014332X
- ISBN-13: 978-0300143324
- Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 14 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,732 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Little History of The World (Little Histories) Paperback – 19 Aug 2008
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"'I wish it had been available when I was young.' Allan Massie, Literary Review 'There is not one of the 39 short chapters that is not enlivened by a sharp insight or arresting image.' Tim Blanning, The Sunday Telegraph 'With Gombrich's Little History, at last available in English there will be many generations of future historians who will attribute to it their lifelong passion for history - and for truth.' Lisa Jardine, The Times 'Do not, from its title, underestimate this book.' Brian Sewell, Evening Standard 'Gombrich opens with the most magical definition of history I have ever read.' Amanda Vickery, Guardian Review 'Brilliant, irresistible: a wonderful surprise.' Philip Pullman 'the whole experience of human history, from prehistory to the Second World War, compressed into a flowing narrative... A delight.' The Daily Telegraph"
About the Author
Among E. H. GOMBRICH's 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.
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I have read many negative reviews ( go to the 1 stars for this especially) and have found almost to a T that they are all commenting on the fact that religion is brought into the telling. Religion is a part of history. It was everywhere until very recently and until this day and age, it has always been the color of stories and history books. The way that history is written and interpreted, the objectives that are brought into history - and they ALWAYS are - is called zeitgeist, or the spirit of the age.
In a nutshell, this is a lovely book meant for children. It is meant to appeal to their sense of wonder.
Reading Amazon sites I discovered there is a CD edition of this book, and I ordered it too. It is exactly the same story in a pretty good reading.
Gombrich is a famous art historian and he wrote The Story of Art (a best seller). I strongly recommend you buy both Gombrich's books, if you are the kind of person who likes to have the best reference in your library.
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