Toynbee Reappraisals

Edited by C.T. Mcintire and Marvin Perry

© 1989

Arnold J. Toynbee’s voluminous studies of world history embraced every civilization and religion of the past and present. His general theory of the rise and fall of cultures remains the most comprehensive attempt ever made to understand the recurrent processes of universal history. His name has entered the short list of historical thinkers that every generation feels compelled to encounter.
In this volume twelve historians of widely differing specializations re-examine Toynbee’s work. Well aware that he received apparently devastating criticism during his lifetime, they are nevertheless convinced that this scope and creativity are such that no all-encompassing dismissal of him is possible. Their essays reconsider critically a wide range of topics about Toynbee – his life, his religion, his thought about history and international affairs, his global vision. The editors provide an initial essay analysing his method and major concepts and assessing his overall achievement.
The volume is published to commemorate the centenary of Toynbee’s birth. It provides a timely reassessment of the most widely reviewed historian of our century.
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  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 264 pages
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Arnold J. Toynbee’s voluminous studies of world history embraced every civilization and religion of the past and present. In this volume twelve historians of widely differing specializations re-examine Toynbee’s work. The volume is published to commemorate the centenary of Toynbee’s birth.

Toynbee Reappraisals

Edited by C.T. Mcintire and Marvin Perry

© 1989

Arnold J. Toynbee’s voluminous studies of world history embraced every civilization and religion of the past and present. His general theory of the rise and fall of cultures remains the most comprehensive attempt ever made to understand the recurrent processes of universal history. His name has entered the short list of historical thinkers that every generation feels compelled to encounter.
In this volume twelve historians of widely differing specializations re-examine Toynbee’s work. Well aware that he received apparently devastating criticism during his lifetime, they are nevertheless convinced that this scope and creativity are such that no all-encompassing dismissal of him is possible. Their essays reconsider critically a wide range of topics about Toynbee – his life, his religion, his thought about history and international affairs, his global vision. The editors provide an initial essay analysing his method and major concepts and assessing his overall achievement.
The volume is published to commemorate the centenary of Toynbee’s birth. It provides a timely reassessment of the most widely reviewed historian of our century.
Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Heritage
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 264 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    C.T. MCINTIRE is Professor of History at Trinity College, University of Toronto. Among his other books are England against the Papacy, 1858-1867, and History and Historical Understanding.

    MARVIN PERRY is Associate Professor of History at Baruch College, the City College of New York. He is the author of Arnold Toynbee and the Crisis of the West and Western Civilization: Ideas, Politics, and Society.