New PDF release: A Little History of the World (Illustrated Edition)

By E. H. Gombrich

ISBN-10: 0300213972

ISBN-13: 9780300213973

E. H. Gombrich's Little background of the realm, notwithstanding written in 1935, has develop into one of many treasures of historic writing on the grounds that its first e-book in English in 2005. The Yale variation by myself has now offered over part one million copies, and the e-book is out there world wide in virtually thirty languages.

Gombrich was once after all the best-known paintings historian of his time, and his textual content indicates illustrations on each web page. This illustrated version of the Little historical past brings jointly the pellucid humanity of his narrative with the photographs that could good were in his mind's eye as he wrote the ebook. the 2 hundred illustrations—most of them in complete color—are now not uncomplicated elaborations, although they're appealing. They emerge from the textual content, increase the author's goal, and deepen the excitement of interpreting this amazing work.

For this variation the textual content is reset in a spacious structure, flowing round illustrations that variety from work to line drawings, logos, motifs, and emblems. The ebook accommodates freshly drawn maps, a revised preface, and a brand new index.

Show description

Read or Download A Little History of the World (Illustrated Edition) PDF

Best history books

Peter N. Stearns's World History: The Basics PDF

International historical past has quickly grown to develop into the most renowned and said ways to the research of background. global background: the fundamentals introduces this fast-growing box and addresses key questions such as:

• what's global history?
• How can we examine a subject matter with any such extensive geographic and chronological range?
• Why has global heritage been controversial?

Written through one of many founders of the sphere and addressing the entire significant matters together with time, position, civilizations, touch, topics and extra, this ebook is either a fantastic advent to global heritage and a major assertion in regards to the prior, current and way forward for the field.

Violence against Prisoners of War in the First World War: - download pdf or read online

During this groundbreaking new examine, Heather Jones offers the 1st in-depth and comparative exam of violence opposed to First global conflict prisoners. She exhibits how the struggle radicalised captivity therapy in Britain, France and Germany, dramatically undermined overseas legislation retaining prisoners of struggle and resulted in new varieties of pressured prisoner labour and reprisals, which fuelled wartime propaganda that was once frequently in keeping with actual prisoner testimony.

Get In the Teeth of the Wind: Memoirs of the Royal Navy Air PDF

So quick were the advances within the technology of aeronautics because the finish of the 1st international conflict that it calls for a substantial feat of mind's eye to solid one's brain again over the relatively brief interval of seventy years to the times while Flight Commander Bartlett of the Royal Naval Air carrier was once flying a number of the world's first bombers over the Western entrance.

Constantine the Emperor by David Potter PDF

No Roman emperor had a better effect at the sleek international than did Constantine. the reason being no longer easily that he switched over to Christianity, yet that he did so in a fashion that introduced his matters alongside after him. certainly, this significant new biography argues that Constantine's conversion is yet one characteristic of a different administrative sort that enabled him to take keep an eye on of an empire beset by means of inner rebellions and exterior threats by means of Persians and Goths.

Additional info for A Little History of the World (Illustrated Edition)

Sample text

71 Often, though, adulteration arose by exploiting the division of labour in a much more conscious way. ”73 The swindlers did everything possible to evade capture: To elude the vigilance of the inquisitive, to defeat the scrutiny of the revenue officer and to ensure the secrecy of these mysteries, the processes are very ingeniously divided and subdivided among individual operators, and the manufacture is purposely carried on in separate establishments. The task of proportioning the ingredients for use is assigned to one individual, while the composition and preparation of them may be said to form a distinct part of the business, and is entrusted to another workman.

For much of the previous century, tea had been seen as a rather feminine and aristocratic drink; but now the habit of tea drinking had spread to the working-class masses. Heavily sweetened tea sustained the workforce that powered Britannia’s industrial advance. To poison that workforce with sloe leaves and verdigris was a serious matter. What should be done about it, though, was a matter of fierce disagreement, because it touched on the most divisive political issue of the day, the question of the relationship between government and commerce, law and freedom.

Accum was angry enough with the “inexcusable negligence” of those cooks who poisoned eaters by mistake by underestimating the dangers of copper pans or cherry laurel, but to poison cunningly and knowingly was a crime akin to murder, driven by naked greed. ”65 Such men would risk even the health of children, if it meant enhanced profits. ”66 Accum writes about these sweets in the same fearful terms that modern mothers might use to warn children against strangers. Children were tempted to buy these candies by the bright colours, colours that would do their little tummies no good.

Download PDF sample

A Little History of the World (Illustrated Edition) by E. H. Gombrich

by John

Rated 4.27 of 5 – based on 18 votes