Darren Staloff on the World Historical Speculations of Arnold Toynbee

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Video via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC8ocQNlk6E

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  1. Intro: Arnold Toynbee on the Rhythms of History
  2. Books:
    1. A Study of History: Ebert recommends reading the 2-volume abridgment first, then the one-volume summary written by Toynbee himself at the end of his life.
    2. Book: Civilization on Trial
  3. Video: John David Ebert on Arnold Toynbee's A Study of History
  4. Challenges to Toynbee's interpretations:
    1. An Interpretation of Universal History. José Ortega y Gasset.
    2. Response to Toynbee by Piritim Sorokin and Pieter Geyl: The Pattern of the Past; key thesis: civilizations are not the proper unit of study
    3. Also by Sorokin: Social Philosophies in an Age of Crisis, critiques of world historians including Toynbee