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Toynbee

1. Arnold 1852--83, British economist and social reformer, after whom Toynbee Hall, a residential settlement in East London, is named
2. his nephew, Arnold Joseph. 1889--1975, British historian. In his chief work, A Study of History (1934--61), he attempted to analyse the principles determining the rise and fall of civilizations
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Some of Toynbee's ideas have been confirmed, among them the possibility of a perfect society built by imperfect men.
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However in the Prefatory Note to a new edition in 1912 William Toynbee referred to "a considerable portion of the diaries" withheld by Pollock, but "after the lapse of nearly forty years the reasons for this suppression no longer hold good" (Toynbee 1.
Polly Toynbee, president of the British Humanist Association, honorary associate of the National Secular Society, and granddaughter of the historian Arnold J.
British historian and philosopher Arnold Joseph Toynbee (1889-1975) probably stands higher than any of his predecessors or contemporaries in documenting the 'History of Man'.
El ano 1966 se inauguro el Instituto de Estudios Internacionales de la Universidad de Chile, con la presencia, entre otros, de Arnold Toynbee, el autor del monumental Un Estudio de la Historia que se habia comenzado a publicar en ingles por los anos treinta, y en espanol recien en 1959.
James Naughtie will present a special edition of Radio 4's book programme, with Sarah Hall and a small group of readers discussing her novel The Carhullan Army, while Polly Toynbee and David Walker will talk about Labour's longest term in office and whether it changed Britain.