The impact of the 1917 Russian revolutions on Arnold J. Toynbee's historical thought, 1917–34

  title={The impact of the 1917 Russian revolutions on Arnold J. Toynbee's historical thought, 1917–34},
  author={Gabriel B. Paquette},
  journal={Revolutionary Russia},
  pages={55 - 80}
  • G. Paquette
  • Published 1 June 2000
  • History
  • Revolutionary Russia
This article explores the repercussions of the 1917 Russian Revolutions on Toynbee's historical thought. After presenting a methodological framework and describing the historical profession's reaction to the events of 1917, the article argues that Toynbee's prodigious Surveys of International Affairs and the first three volumes of A Study of History were significantly imbued with insights Toynbee drew from the 1917 Revolutions and the Soviet Union's creation. The article chronicles Toynbee's… 
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