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Publisher: P. Lang
ISBN10: 0820426717 ISBN13: 9780820426716 DDC: 907/.202 LCC: CB18


Arnold Toynbee was the most prolific historian of the twentieth century. In his massive A Study of History, Toynbee made a comparative study of all the world's civilizations, surviving and extinct, analyzing their rise, growth, breakdown, and disintegration. Arnold Toynbee and the Western Tradition summarizes and appraises Toynbee's understanding of the nature, evolution, and destiny of Western civilization, focusing on his critique of the liberal-rational tradition.


Includes bibliographical references (p.) and index. Ch. 1. Historian in an Age of Crisis -- Ch. 2. A Quest for Meaning -- Ch. 3. Hellenism and Christianity -- Ch. 4. Transition to the Modern Age -- Ch. 5. Problems and Prospects of the Modern West -- Ch. 6. The Future World-State -- Ch. 7. Assessment.


  • LCC: CB18
  • Dewey Decimal: 907/.202

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: xii, 145 p. ; 24 cm.


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