Arnold J.Toynbee

Arnold J.Toynbee : A Life

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Arnold Toynbee made his reputation as a scholar with "A Study of History", (in 12 volumes, 1934-61), illustrating the theory that civilizations rose and fell according to "challenge and response". He contributed regularly to the "Manchester Guardian" and the "Observer", and wrote editorials for "The Economist". During World War I, he worked in the Political Intelligence Department of the Foreign Office, and was a member of the British Delegation to the Paris Peace Conference in 1919. This study weaves together Toynbee's intellectual achievements and the personal difficulties of his private life, to provide both a portrait of a leading thinker and an evaluation of his work.show more

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  • Hardback | 354 pages
  • 182.88 x 243.84 x 38.1mm | 748.42g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0195058631
  • 9780195058635

About William H. McNeill

About the Author William H. McNeill is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Chicago. He is a past president of the American Historical Association, a member of the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and an honorary member of the Royal Historical Society.show more

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