Globalization and Global History in Toynbee

  title={Globalization and Global History in Toynbee},
  author={M. Lang},
  journal={Journal of World History},
  pages={747 - 783}
  • M. Lang
  • Published 2011
  • History
  • Journal of World History
This article traces the intellectual history of Arnold J. Toynbee. It centers on early twentieth-century British social thought and its synthesis of idealism and evolution. Toynbee used this framework to interpret imperial and international affairs, and, like his mentors, he focused especially on the unprecedented, progressive possibilities of global integration. With the failure of the Paris Peace Conference, however, Toynbee began to regard globalization as a contradiction between social… Expand
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