Prodigious Powers

Hugh Lloyd-Jones

  • The Greeks and their Heritages by Arnold Toynbee
    Oxford, 334 pp, £12.50, October 1981, ISBN 0 19 215256 4

This posthumous work provides yet more evidence of the phenomenal energy and wide range of information of the late Arnold Toynbee. He returns to a question which had interested him from the start of his career, and in order to appreciate the application to it of his mature method, a summary of that career is needed. It can be given with the help of the obituary notice contributed to the Proceedings of the British Academy for 1977 by William McNeill, an American scholar who has a close affinity with his subject.

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