A STUDY OF HISTORY ARNOLD J. TOYNBEE abridgement of volumes i-vi by D. C. Somervell. Doloris. Sopitam recreant volnera viva amtfi. O 3 A Study of History by A.J. Toynbee, Abridgement of Vols. I-VI and Vols. VII-X by D. C. Somervell, London, Oxford University Press, , 4 A Study of. A study of history by Arnold Joseph Toynbee; 35 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Civilization, Philosophy, History, Maps, Historical.
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A Study Of History Volume byArnold J. Toynbee jinzihao.info: Arnold J. Toynbee jinzihao.infope: application/pdf. Book Source: Digital Library of India Item jinzihao.info: Toynbee, Arnold jinzihao.infoioned. A Study of History is a volume universal history by the British historian Arnold J. Toynbee, .. Print/export. Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version .
In Defense of History. Originally published in and , these two volumes are themselves a great historical achievement. Can you add one? His interpretation of inter-state warfare as a social malady symptomatic of a breakdown in civilization and prophetic of the creation ofauniversal From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As an appendix, this version has a section called "The Argument" that gives the impatient reader a summary of all of Toynbee's points in just a few pages. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.
Briskercontroversy will thereforerevolveabouthismethod. AlthoughToynbeeinsistsuponthe importance of close studyofshortperiods, hehasin thisStudy departed froma century's fashion in historiography by rejectingboth nationalhistories, and the process of factcollecting underlying monographs.
Ontheotherhandheisnot,it wouldappear, whollyin thetraditionof Comte andothers. He has,it istrue,beenaccused of "positivistichistoriography"of applyingthe methodsof physicalscience to history andofbeing interested inthefacts ofhistory onlyinsofarastheyexemplify laws.
His defence againstthischargemay be foundin explicitform on pages 43 to 47, and elsewhere, and implicitly in, for example,hiscriticismof Spengler, his denialof thepossibility of predictingthefuture,andhisbeliefthat something new is alwaysemerging fromthe interplayof historical forces.
The social"laws" whichToynbeeis tryingto formulate are extremely broadand very tentative. This is indicatedby the additionof invertedcommas to the word "law" whenit occurs, in thissense, in theoriginaledition.
The furthercriticism of Toynbee asa positivist--that heregards the materialof historyassomething whollyobjective whichhecanarbitrarilychopintotwenty-one pieces in orderthat hismethod may be effective--willbe seento beinvalidby anyonewhohasreadthe book,andin REVIEWS OF BOOKS particularthe chapter"Schismin the Soul" sympathetically.
In fact Toynbee has madea brilliant attempt to re-experience the pastas reconstructed from historicalevidence.
To thisendhehasfully usedpoetry,allegory,myth, andanalogy, takinginto service, sofar asit ispossible, the metholology of science aswellasthe intuitionandinsightof the poetandadoptingall availablemeans to reachhisgoal.
The strain of mysticismwhichsomehave detectedin hiswork is due to his refusal to adopt "the Westernprocess of evictingGod to makeroomfor Law. He owesmuch to someof his predecessors, especially Bergson, but hismethodisnewandsomewhat strange.
Collingwood 'scontentionis right that history has through the centuriesslowly been gainingrecognition asa disciplinesui generis and hasslowlybeenworkingout its own propermethodology, Toynbee'sStudymay well bean importantstagein the process. At any rate he has presenteda challengeto which studentsof history must respondin someway, and a stimulusto which they shouldreact.
Unlessthe critic is to reject Toynbee's method wholly which the present writer is not preparedto do , or to dealindividually with a multitudeof Toynbee's specificexamples which is here out. Learn More. Last edited by AnandBot. November 28, History. By Arnold Joseph Toynbee. Go to the editions section to read or download ebooks.
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Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Verified Purchase. If you are a fan of history,like me, you may find this a valuable overview that will put other readings in perspective. Being 70 years out of date has seen modern research date some of the details but Toynbee's big picture remains intact. I suspect his spiritual bent i. This work is a condensation of the extensive original volumes, but one heartily approved by Toynbee and perhaps superior to the original in that it is succinct and clarifies some of the terminology Toynbee uses to encapsulate his ideas.
It comes with the major bonus of a short and well done review of major points at the end of the text. Having read this I feel I have a much better big picture view in my mind that has improved my understanding of subsequent readings in history.
Hard to imagine grasping the drift of contemporary events without the overview provided by this Toynbee study. Toynbee worked on this 12 volume study from the mid's to the late 's. His interest has been to gather together the recorded evidence of all the civilizations, of which he forms his study of the 20 plus civilations that he is able to identify.
He admits that this is too few to reach scientific conclusions. He makes some interesting observations however: Success of course produces new challenges. These challenges produce responses and on average he finds that there is a pattern of 3 such successful challenges before the civilization goes into decline.