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A little history of the world, Ernst Gombrich

Label
A little history of the world
Title
A little history of the world
Statement of responsibility
Ernst Gombrich
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"In 1935, with a doctorate in art history and no prospect of a job, the twenty-six-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. It is now available in eighteen 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." "In forty concise chapters, Gombrich tells the story of humanity 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 experience across the centuries, a guide to humanity's achievements and an acute witness to its frailties."--Jacket
Member of
Summary
Presents a brief, narrative history of the world for young readers, from the Stone Age up to the end of World War II
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
202417
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1909-2001
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gombrich, E. H.
Dewey number
909
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the German
LC call number
D23
LC item number
.G6413 2005
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 9
NLM call number
909 Gom
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World history
  • World history
  • World history
  • World history
Target audience
juvenile
Label
A little history of the world, Ernst Gombrich
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Once upon a time -- The greatest inventors of all time -- The land by the Nile -- Sunday, Monday -- The one and only god -- I c-a-n r-e-a-d -- Heroes and their weapons -- An unequal struggle -- Two small cities in one small land -- The enlightened one and his land -- A great teacher of a great people -- The greatest adventure of all -- New wars and new warriors -- An enemy of history -- Rulers of the western world -- The good news -- Life in the empire and at its frontiers -- The storm -- The starry night begins -- There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is his prophet -- A conqueror who knows how to rule -- A struggle to become lord of Christendom -- Chivalrous knights -- Emperors in the age of chivalry -- Cities and citizens -- A new age -- A new world -- A new faith -- The church at war -- Terrible times -- An unlucky king and a lucky king -- Meanwhile, looking eastwards ... -- A truly new age -- A very violent revolution -- The last conqueror -- Men and machines -- Across the seas -- Two new states in Europe -- Dividing up the world -- The small part of the history of the world which I have lived through myself : looking back
Control code
ocm60360313
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 284 pages
Isbn
9780300108835
Lccn
2005011802
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)60360313
Label
A little history of the world, Ernst Gombrich
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Once upon a time -- The greatest inventors of all time -- The land by the Nile -- Sunday, Monday -- The one and only god -- I c-a-n r-e-a-d -- Heroes and their weapons -- An unequal struggle -- Two small cities in one small land -- The enlightened one and his land -- A great teacher of a great people -- The greatest adventure of all -- New wars and new warriors -- An enemy of history -- Rulers of the western world -- The good news -- Life in the empire and at its frontiers -- The storm -- The starry night begins -- There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is his prophet -- A conqueror who knows how to rule -- A struggle to become lord of Christendom -- Chivalrous knights -- Emperors in the age of chivalry -- Cities and citizens -- A new age -- A new world -- A new faith -- The church at war -- Terrible times -- An unlucky king and a lucky king -- Meanwhile, looking eastwards ... -- A truly new age -- A very violent revolution -- The last conqueror -- Men and machines -- Across the seas -- Two new states in Europe -- Dividing up the world -- The small part of the history of the world which I have lived through myself : looking back
Control code
ocm60360313
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 284 pages
Isbn
9780300108835
Lccn
2005011802
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)60360313

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