Arnold Toynbee "Cities Of Destiny" 1967 Book Signed Autograph Color Photos
"Cities Of Destiny"-Edited By Arnold Toynbee-1967-McGraw Hill-10" X 13"-370 pages-Hardcover Book-With Jacket-With Color Photos-Signed BY Arnold Toynbee.Arnold Joseph Toynbee CH (14 April 1889 – 22 October 1975) 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 (1934–61), 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 is considered today controversial and is seldom read or cited.The book has been autographed on the title page by Arnold Toynbee with a fountain pen in blue................BOTH BOOK AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.JACKET HAS SOME WEAR.