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Arnold J. Toynbee
Arnold Joseph Toynbee
14 April 1889
|Died||22 October 1975
|Alma mater||Balliol College, Oxford|
|Known for||Universal history|
|Institutions||Balliol College, Oxford
King's College, London
London School of Economics
Royal Institute of International Affairs
Arnold Joseph Toynbee CH FBA ( 14 April 1889 – 22 October 1975) was a British historian, a philosopher of history, an author of numerous books and a research professor of international history at the London School of Economics and King's College London. From 1918 to 1950, Toynbee was considered a leading specialist on international affairs.
He is best known for his 12-volume A Study of History (1934–1961). With his prodigious output of papers, articles, speeches and presentations, and numerous books translated into many languages, Toynbee was a widely read and discussed scholar in the 1940s and 1950s. However, by the 1960s his magnum opus had fallen out of favour among mainstream historians. Whether valid or not, there was a perception that Toynbee favoured myths, allegories and religion over factual data.
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