E. H. Gombrich's world history, an international best seller now available in English for the first time, 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.
In 40 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. The product of a generous and humane sensibility, this timeless account makes intelligible the full span of human history for the curious of all ages.
Translated by Caroline Mustill.
©1985 DuMont Literatur und Kunst Verlag GmbH und Co. KG, Cologne, Germany. English translation ©2005 Leonie Gombrich; (P)2006 Blackstone Audio Inc.