Arnold Toynbee Biography

Arnold Joseph Toynbee CH was a British historian, philosopher of history, research professor of International History at the London School of Economics and the University of London and author of numerous books. Toynbee in the 1918–1950 period was a leading specialist on international affairs.

He is best known for his 12-volume A Study of History, through which he

...examined the rise and fall of 26 civilizations in the course of human history, and he concluded that they rose by responding successfully to challenges under the leadership of creative minorities composed of elite leaders.

With his endless output of papers, articles, speeches and presentations, and numerous books translated into many languages, Toynbee was perhaps the world’s most read and discussed scholar in the 1940s and 1950s. Yet Toynbee's work lost favor among both the general public and scholars by the 1960s, due to the religious and spiritual outlook that permeates the largest part of his work. His work has been seldom read or cited in recent decades. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Arnold Toynbee
Nationality:
United Kingdom
Profession:
Historian
Religion:
Anglicanism
Date of Birth:
April 14, 1889
Astrological Sign:
Aries
Date of Death:
October 22, 1975
Age at Death:
86
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