About this book
Written in 1935 when the author was only 26, this history of the world for younger readers makes intelligible the full span of human history. Gombrich completed it in just 6 weeks, it was published in Vienna to immediate success, and is now available in 25 languages across the world. This is a revised edition which Gombrich finished towards the end of his life, and is fully illustrated in b/w by Clifford Harper. Available to English readers for the first time, it was translated by Caroline Mustill.
In 1935, with a doctorate in art history and no prospect of a job, the 26-year-old Ernst Gombrich was invited to attempt a history of the world for younger readers. Amazingly, he completed the task in six weeks, and "Eine kurze Weltgeschichte fur junge Leser" was published in Vienna. This book presents his history to English-language readers.
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