- Arnold J(oseph),1889–1975, English historian.
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When what Toynbee called a “creative minority” does not rise to the occasion of a great challenge, society withers and dies.Evan Bayh's Shameful Retreat
February 15, 2010
"This is part of a little affair I'm managing for Mrs. Toynbee," says Pinckney.
About the third day things began to hum around the Toynbee place.
Dr. Toynbee has long promised to publish a paper on this matter.Giovanni Boccaccio, a Biographical Study
The first house of this kind to be established was Toynbee Hall in London, in 1885.The Spirit of America
Henry Van Dyke
And it was a time of rising rents; according to Toynbee they at least doubled between 1790 and 1833.The Open Secret of Ireland
T. M. Kettle
- Arnold 1852–83, British economist and social reformer, after whom Toynbee Hall, a residential settlement in East London, is named
- his nephew, Arnold Joseph . 1889–1975, British historian. In his chief work, A Study of History (1934–61), he attempted to analyse the principles determining the rise and fall of civilizations
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