A Study of History

A Study of History Mr Toynbee s analysis of the rise and fall of civilizations has been acknowledged as an achievement without parallel in modern scholarship In its way Mr Somervell s abridgement of this monumental wor

  • Title: A Study of History
  • Author: Arnold Joseph Toynbee Jane Caplan
  • ISBN: 9780517179413
  • Page: 256
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Mr Toynbee s analysis of the rise and fall of civilizations has been acknowledged as an achievement without parallel in modern scholarship In its way, Mr Somervell s abridgement of this monumental work is also an unparalleled achievement, for while reducing the work to on sixth of its original size, he has, preserved its method, atmosphere, texture, and, for the mostMr Toynbee s analysis of the rise and fall of civilizations has been acknowledged as an achievement without parallel in modern scholarship In its way, Mr Somervell s abridgement of this monumental work is also an unparalleled achievement, for while reducing the work to on sixth of its original size, he has, preserved its method, atmosphere, texture, and, for the most part, the author s very words Indeed, through this miracle of condensation, he has provided a concise version that is no mere summary but the very essence of Mr Toynbee s work.
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    1. The British historian Arnold Joseph Toynbee was born in London on 14 April 1889 and died on 22 October 1975 in York, North Yorkshire, England He was educated at Winchester College and Balliol College, Oxford He was the nephew of economic historian Arnold Toynbee, with whom he is sometimes confused His first marriage to Rosalind Murray, with whom he had three sons, ended in divorce in 1946 Professor Toynbee then married Veronica M Boulter, his research assistant.From 1919 to 1924 Arnold J Toynbee was professor of modern Greek and Byzantine history at King s College, London From 1925 until 1955 Professor Toynbee served as research professor and Director of Studies at the Royal Institute of International Affairs During both world wars he worked for the British Foreign Office He was a delegate to the Paris Peace Conference in 1919.While Professor Toynbee s Gifford Lectures were published as An Historian s Approach to Religion 1956 he is best known for his 12 volume A Study of History 1934 1961 This massive work examined the growth, development and decay of civilizations He presented history as the rise and fall of civilizations rather than nation states or ethnic groups According to his analysis of civilizations the well being of a civilization depends on its ability to deal successfully with challenges Professor Toynbee oversaw the publication of The Survey of International Affairs published by Oxford University Press under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs from 1925 to 1977.In addition to A Study of History among his numerous publications are the following Nationality and the War 1915 , The Armenian Atrocities The Murder of a Nation 1915 , The German Terror in France An Historical Record 1917 , Turkey, a Past and a Future 1917 , The Conduct of British Empire Foreign Relations since the Peace Settlement 1928 , Civilization on Trial 1948 , Christianity among the Religions of the World 1958 , Democracy in the Atomic Age 1957 , and Between Niger and Nile 1965.

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    1. Well I used to have a giant hardback abridgement of this I remember how it used to near cripple me every time I moved my books around or moved house You almost needed two guys just to lift this one volume Or two strong women, of course Or nine freakishly strong children I used to read it in bed, and that s why I walk with a limp to this day Anyway, this guy Toynbee, man alive he never stopped writing, have you seen how many books he wrote This particular elephantine work is one of those grandios [...]

    2. This is a Cathedral by Dr Dan Waniek, MDCopyright 2006 danwaniek A Study of History Introduction to the Geneses of Civilizations by Arnold Joseph Toynbee, 1979This is not a Book This is a Cathedral Its well cut corner stones are great ideas developed by the last masters of history of our times And the master of them all is as cautious as an engineer, as talented as any genius and especially as creative as some great lawyers and most great architects are about their lifetime s work Montaigne once [...]

    3. Toynbee starts out strong He acknowledges that most histories reflect nationalism tribalism and his task is to write an objective study involving civilizations that illustrate the universal currents of history, which he sees as the progressive movement toward freedom and Christian higher religion expression, and self determination While he touches other cultures, his focus in this volume is on Western civilization and its Greek roots Toynbee references a dialectical historical process that invol [...]

    4. A superb narrative in the History of how civilizations came into being with an insight of how the balances between internal stagnancy against external pressures there was interesting a golden ratio theory to this too leads to rise and fall of civilizations, nations and societies A must read.

    5. Toynbee s A Study of History is one of those voluminous treatises that I simply can t think of any specific points to include in my review, for the book itself already includes virtually everything worth consideration within the field of study The topics in which this book concerned were on the cultural level of civilizations and on the spatiotemporal level of the globe in millennia The main parts of discussion were divided into three sections concerning peace, war, and confrontation between civ [...]

    6. This 1972 edition ISBN 0192152548 is NOT Somervell s abridgement but a newer revision by the author himself with Jane Caplan.

    7. I first read A Study of History in the 1970s and found it fascinating and insightful Rather than looking at one nation or area or time span, Arnold Toynbee compared what he called civilizations to see if he could find common denominators in their development or their structure A 2017 re read, though, revealed some issues.First, the definition of civilization is a little murky, as, for example, he counts the Roman Empire as part of the Hellenic civilization At one level, certainly there is contin [...]

    8. So, the particular questions raised on p38, namely, What is the intelligible field of study which Western historians will discover for themselves in this new age and Is there some intelligible field of of historical study which is absolute and not merely relative to the particular social environment of particular historians would appear to need to address difficulties on pp32 3 in particular and the issues raised on p46 in the context of issues and arguments presenting elsewhere at,in an appropr [...]

    9. review based on the 1972 one volume edition by the original author and Jane Caplan Arnold J Toynbee does not subscribe to the rules of modern science as exemplified by Karl Popper s falsifiability criterion He explicitly assigns to historians the task of imposing their own reference frame and vocabulary to make sense of the scattered evidence from documents, archeological finds and oral tradition The purpose of the historian is not to argue in favour of a Hauptsatz, but to achieve spiritual fulf [...]

    10. I rate this book a 4.14 on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being best I read an abridged version I was very impressed at the time with certain of the historical patterns observed by this writer In particular I remember his observation, with multiple examples, of how the conquerors often wind up adopting major cultural attributes of the vanquished This is a must for those looking at the panoramic view of the entire sweep.

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