A Toynbee bibliography

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Nationality and the War, Dent, 1915

Armenian Atrocities, The Murder of a Nation, with a Speech Delivered by Lord Bryce in the House of Lords, Hodder & Stoughton, 1915

The New Europe, Some Essays in Reconstruction, Dent, 1915

A second printing in 1916 is with an Introduction by the Earl of Cromer, G.C.B., O.M. Cromer’s piece had appeared as a review in The Spectator on March 4 1916. Morton’s bibliography mentions only one edition, in 1915 and with Cromer.

Contributor, Greece, in The Balkans, A History of Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece, Rumania, Turkey, various authors, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1915

Editor, The Treatment of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, 1915-16: Documents Presented to Viscount Grey of Fallodon, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, by Viscount Bryce, with a Preface by Viscount Bryce, Hodder & Stoughton and His Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1916

The Belgian Deportations, with a Statement by Viscount Bryce, T Fisher Unwin, 1917

The German Terror in Belgium, An Historical Record, Hodder & Stoughton, 1917

The German Terror in France, An Historical Record, Hodder & Stoughton, 1917

Toynbee writes in a Preface: “The German Terror in France is a direct continuation of The German Terror in Belgium, which was published several months ago. The chapters are numbered consecutively throughout the two volumes [...].”

Turkey, A Past and a Future, Hodder & Stoughton, 1917

The Western Question in Greece and Turkey, A Study in the Contact of Civilizations, Constable, 1922

Introduction and translations, Greek Civilization and Character, The Self-Revelation of Ancient Greek Society, Dent, 1924

Introduction and translations, Greek Historical Thought from Homer to the Age of Heraclius, with two pieces newly translated by Gilbert Murray, Dent, 1924

Contributor, The Non-Arab Territories of the Ottoman Empire since the Armistice of the 30th October, 1918, in HWV Temperley, editor, A History of the Peace Conference of Paris, Vol 6, OUP, Issued under the auspices of the British Institute of International Affairs, 1924

The World after the Peace Conference, Being an Epilogue to the “History of the Peace Conference of Paris” and a Prologue to the “Survey of International Affairs, 1920-1923”, OUP, Issued under the auspices of the British Institute of International Affairs, 1925

This was published on its own, but GM Gathorne-Hardy, Honorary Secretary, writes in a Preface that it was “originally written as an introduction to the Survey of International Affairs in 1920-3, and was intended for publication as part of the same volume”. In Experiences, Toynbee calls this cross-section of the world c 1920 a “base-line” for the Survey.

With Kenneth P Kirkwood, Turkey, in The Modern World series edited by HAL Fisher, Benn, 1926

The Conduct of British Empire Foreign Relations since the Peace Settlement, OUP, Issued under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1928

A Journey to China, or Things Which Are Seen, Constable, 1931

Editor, British Commonwealth Relations, Proceedings of the First Unofficial Conference at Toronto, 11-21 September 1933, with a Foreword by Robert L Borden, OUP, Issued under the joint auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs and the Canadian Institute of International Affairs, 1934

A Study of History
Vol I: Introduction; The Geneses of Civilizations
Vol II: The Geneses of Civilizations
Vol III: The Growths of Civilizations

OUP, 1934

With JAK Thomson, co-editor, Essays in Honour of Gilbert Murray, George Allen & Unwin, 1936

A Study of History
Vol IV: The Breakdowns of Civilizations
Vol V: The Disintegrations of Civilizations
Vol VI: The Disintegrations of Civilizations
OUP, 1939

DC SomervellA Study of History, Abridgement of Vols I-VI, with a Preface by Toynbee, OUP, 1946

Civilization on Trial, OUP, 1948

The Prospects of Western Civilization, New York, Columbia University Press, by arrangement with OUP, 1949

Lectures delivered at Columbia University on themes from a then unpublished part of A Study of History. Published “by arrangement with Oxford University Press in an edition limited to 400 copies and not to be reissued”.

Albert Vann Fowler, editor, War and Civilization, selections from A Study of History, with a Preface by Toynbee, New York, OUP, 1950

Introduction and translations, Twelve Men of Action in Graeco-Roman History, Boston, Beacon Press, 1952

Extracts from Thucydides, Xenophon, Plutarch and Polybius. Presumably taken from one or both of the previous volumes of translations.

The World and the West, OUP, 1953

BBC Reith Lectures for 1952.

A Study of History
Vol VII: Universal States; Universal Churches
Vol VIII: Heroic Ages; Contacts between Civilizations in Space
Vol IX: Contacts between Civilizations in Time; Law and Freedom in History; The Prospects of the Western Civilization
Vol X: The Inspirations of Historians
OUP, 1954

An Historian’s Approach to Religion, OUP, 1956

Based on Gifford Lectures delivered in the University of Edinburgh in 1952 and 1953.

DC Somervell, A Study of History, Abridgement of Vols VII-X, with a Preface by Toynbee, OUP, 1957

Christianity among the Religions of the World, New York, Scribner, 1957; London, OUP, 1958

Hewett Lectures, delivered at the Andover Newton Theological School, Massachusetts; Episcopal Theological School, Cambridge, Massachusetts; and Union Theological Seminary, New York, in 1955.

Democracy in the Atomic Age, Melbourne, OUP, Issued under the auspices of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, 1957

Dyason Lectures, delivered [in Deakin in the Australian Capital Territory, where the AIIA is based?] in 1956.

East to West, A Journey Round the World, OUP, 1958

Hellenism, The History of a Civilization, OUP, Home University Library, 1959

With Edward D Myers, A Study of History, Vol XI: Historical Atlas and Gazetteer, OUP, 1959

“While these four volumes have been in the press, I have been co-operating with my friend Professor E. D. Myers, of Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, and with my former colleague Mrs. Gomme, who was the head of the cartographical section of the Foreign Office Research Department during the Second World War, in producing the maps, and compiling the gazetteer of place-names that are either shown on these maps or are mentioned in the text of volumes i-x, which are to be published together in a forthcoming volume xi. This eleventh volume [...] is mostly Professor Myers’ and Mrs. Gomme’s work [...].” (Second Preface to first edition of Vols VII-X.)

DC Somervell, A Study of History, Abridgement of Vols I-X complete in one volume, with a new Preface by Toynbee, OUP, 1960

Caplan, below, was not strictly, as it claimed to be, “the first abridged one-volume edition”.

With Jean Smith, co-editor; Gilbert Murray, An Unfinished Autobiography, With Contributions by His Friends, Allen & Unwin, 1960

A Study of History, Vol XII: Reconsiderations, OUP, 1961

Between Oxus and Jumna, OUP, 1961

The Present-Day Experiment in Western Civilization, OUP, 1962

Beatty Memorial Lectures delivered at McGill University, Montreal, 1961.

America and the World Revolution, OUP, 1962

Public lectures delivered at the University of Pennsylvania, spring 1961.

The Economy of the Western Hemisphere, OUP, 1962

Weatherhead Foundation Lectures delivered at the University of Puerto Rico, February 1962.

The three sets of lectures published separately in the UK in 1962 appeared in New York in the same year in one volume under the title America and the World Revolution and Other Lectures, OUP.

Universal States, New York, OUP, 1963

Separate publication of part of Vol VII of A Study of History.

Universal Churches, New York, OUP, 1963

Separate publication of part of Vol VII of A Study of History.

With Philip ToynbeeComparing Notes, A Dialogue across a Generation, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1963

“Conversations between Arnold Toynbee and his son Philip […] as they were recorded on tape.”

Between Niger and Nile, OUP, 1965

Hannibal’s Legacy, The Hannibalic War’s Effects on Roman Life
Vol I: Rome and Her Neighbours before Hannibal’s Entry
Vol II: Rome and Her Neighbours after Hannibal’s Exit
OUP, 1965

Change and Habit, The Challenge of Our Time, OUP, 1966

Partly based on lectures given at the University of Denver in the last quarter of 1964, and at New College, Sarasota, Florida and the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee in the first quarter of 1965.

Acquaintances, OUP, 1967

Between Maule and Amazon, OUP, 1967

Editor, Cities of Destiny, Thames & Hudson, 1967

Editor and principal contributor, Man’s Concern with Death, Hodder & Stoughton, 1968

Editor, The Crucible of Christianity: Judaism, Hellenism and the Historical Background to the Christian Faith, Thames & Hudson, 1969

Experiences, OUP, 1969

Some Problems of Greek History, OUP, 1969

Cities on the Move, OUP, 1970

Sponsored by the Institute of Urban Environment of the School of Architecture, Columbia University.

Surviving the Future, OUP, 1971

Rewritten version of a dialogue between Toynbee and Professor Kei Wakaizumi of Kyoto Sangyo University: essays preceded by questions by Wakaizumi. Toynbee had met Wakaizumi in Japan in 1967. In 1970, Waikaizumi formulated a series of questions for Toynbee, sent them to him, and then travelled to London, where he conversed with him for seven days, three hours a day. Daily instalments ran in the Mainichi Shimbun from August 24 to December 9.

With Jane CaplanA Study of History, new one-volume abridgement, with new material and revisions and, for the first time, illustrations, and with a Foreword by Toynbee, Thames & Hudson, 1972

Constantine Porphyrogenitus and His World, OUP, 1973

Editor, Half the World, The History and Culture of China and Japan, Thames & Hudson, 1973

Toynbee on Toynbee, A Conversation between Arnold J Toynbee and GR Urban, New York, OUP, 1974

Recorded, I presume in London, for the 1972-73 programmes of Radio Free Europe.

Mankind and Mother Earth, A Narrative History of the World, OUP, 1976, posthumous

With Daisaku Ikeda; Richard L Gage, editor; Choose Life, A Dialogue, OUP, 1976, posthumous

The record of a conversation with Ikeda which took place in London over several days. The book does not give a date. Toynbee’s biographer gives it as May 1972. The Soka Gakkai website, accessed in June 2007, said May 1972 and May 1973.

EWF Tomlin, editor, Arnold Toynbee, A Selection from His Works, with an Introduction by Tomlin, OUP, 1978, posthumous

Includes advance extracts from The Greeks and Their Heritages.

An Historian’s Approach to Religion, second edition, with a previously unpublished essay, Gropings in the Dark, written in September 1973 after the completion of Mankind and Mother Earth, and a new Preface, May 1978, by Veronica Toynbee, OUP, 1979, posthumous

The Greeks and Their Heritages, OUP, 1981, posthumous

Christian B Peper, editor, An Historian’s Conscience, The Correspondence of Arnold J. Toynbee and Columba Cary-Elwes, Monk of Ampleforth, with a Foreword by Lawrence L Toynbee, OUP, by arrangement with Beacon Press, Boston, 1986, posthumous

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The Survey of International Affairs, published by OUP under the auspices of the Royal (at first British) Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House, appeared between 1925 and 1977 and covered the years 1920 to 1962.

Toynbee wrote or contributed to the following parts (sometimes the contributions are only introductions):

Survey of International Affairs, 1920-1923, OUP, Under the auspices of the British Institute of International Affairs, 1925

Survey of International Affairs, 1924, OUP, Under the auspices of the British Institute of International Affairs, 1926

Survey of International Affairs, 1925, OUP, Under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1927 (3 volumes)

Survey of International Affairs, 1926, OUP, Under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1928

Survey of International Affairs, 1927, OUP Under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1929

Survey of International Affairs, 1928, OUP, Under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1929

Survey of International Affairs, 1929, OUP, Under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1930

Survey of International Affairs, 1930, OUP, Under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1931

Survey of International Affairs, 1931, OUP, Under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1932

Survey of International Affairs, 1932, OUP, Under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1933

Survey of International Affairs, 1933, OUP, Under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1934

Survey of International Affairs, 1934, OUP, Under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1935

Survey of International Affairs, 1935, OUP, Under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1936 (2 volumes)

Survey of International Affairs, 1936, OUP, Under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1937

Survey of International Affairs, 1937, OUP, Under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1938 (2 volumes)

Survey of International Affairs, 1938, OUP, Under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1941, 1951 and 1953 (3 volumes)

Survey of International Affairs, 1939-1946: The World in March 1939, OUP, Under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1952

Survey of International Affairs, 1939-1946: The Middle East in the War, OUP, Under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1952

Survey of International Affairs, 1947-1948, OUP, Under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1952

Survey of International Affairs, 1939-1946: America, Britain and Russia, Their Cooperation and Conflict, OUP, Under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1953

Survey of International Affairs, 1949-1950, OUP, Under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1953

Survey of International Affairs, 1939-1946: Hitler’s Europe, OUP, Under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1954

Survey of International Affairs, 1939-1946: The Realignment of Europe, OUP, Under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1955

Survey of International Affairs, 1939-1946: The Far East, 1942-1946, OUP, Under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1955

Survey of International Affairs, 1939-1946: The War and the Neutrals, OUP, Under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1956

Survey of International Affairs, 1939-1946: The Eve of War, 1939, OUP, Under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1958

Survey of International Affairs, 1939-1946: The Initial Triumph of the Axis, OUP, Under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1958

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A complementary series, Documents on International Affairs, covering the years 1928-1963, was published by OUP between 1929 and 1973. Toynbee supervised the compilation of the first of the 1939-46 volumes, and wrote a Preface for both that and the 1947-48 volume:

Documents on International Affairs, 1939-1946, Vol I, March-September 1939, OUP, Under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1951

Documents on International Affairs, 1947-1948, OUP, Under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1952

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This provisional list, though compiled independently of Morton, includes all published items of 70 pages or more in length listed in S Fiona Morton, A Bibliography of Arnold J. Toynbee, with a Foreword by Veronica M Toynbee, OUP, 1980, except

  • his contributions to the 13th and 14th editions of the Encyclopædia Britannica, which may have exceeded 70 pages per edition
  • material published only outside the English-speaking world (reprints of journalism or of locally-delivered lectures, selections from his works for Japanese or other readers, etc)
  • translations of his works.

Dialogues published in the English-speaking world, books edited by Toynbee or co-authored with one other writer or collaborator, and the Survey of International Affairs are mentioned even when his contributions may have amounted to fewer than 70 pages.

Publication dates are for first editions (first book publication of the relevant material). The list does not show order of publication within a given year. Nor does Morton’s list. The place of publication is London unless otherwise stated. If a work was published simultaneously in the UK and elsewhere, only the UK details are shown.

Most of Toynbee’s letters, lectures, journalism and broadcasts have not been collected or published in book form. Morton does not list

  • letters to the press
  • broadcasts that had not, to her knowledge, been preserved on film or tape unless they were subsequently printed, and those are listed as articles.

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Paget Toynbee rebuked his nephew in writing for not differentiating his name from that of the other Arnold Toynbee, Paget’s late brother, on the title page of Nationality and the War, Dent, 1915. Given the fame of the earlier Arnold Toynbee and Arnold J Toynbee’s obscurity in 1915, the rebuke seems justified. His subsequent books – except for his other Dent production of 1915, The New Europe, and a few at the end of his life  were signed Arnold J Toynbee.

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[More detail to follow on this page on the Survey.]

16 Responses to “A Toynbee bibliography”

  1. Danny Dresner Says:

    Which of Toynbee’s books or papers was the source of the philosophy of grasping the future in ‘The Toynbee Convector’ story?

  2. davidderrick Says:

    Danny

    I’m afraid I don’t know. Please let me know if you find out. And I have a confession to make: I’ve never read Bradbury’s story, though I have read Fahrenheit 451!

    David

  3. Vladimir Agafonov Says:

    In one of Sir Arnold Toynbee’s articles about Alexander the Great (in Russian translation of 1979 – I do not know the original name) I’ve found that Alexander decided to send his mother with some Greec veterans to Socotra island in the Indian Ocean – but from the text I didn’t understand if he did it really and what source is a reference for this statement?

    Which of Toynbee’s articles is this and what sources did he use for this statement?

    Vladimir

  4. davidderrick Says:

    Vladimir

    I wish I could help. The web might have information.

    I will let you know if I learn anything.

    I now see that Socotra is your subject:

    http://www.buzzle.com/authors.asp?author=15092

    David

  5. Vladimir Agafonov Says:

    Thank you, David. This information which I’am asking for could be of interest not only for people interested in this firy tale island. The common idea was that Alexander sent a mission of Greek force after being advised by Aristotle to take control over Socotra as a source of the best aloe in the world. Sir Toynbee’s version of Alexander’s attampt to selve “ the Olympias problem ” by sending her to Socotra presents a new look at this historical semi-legendary event.

    The Toynbee’s article name in Russian translation sounds like “When (If) Alexander Did not Die So Early..” and was first published in Russian in a popular magazine “Znaniye-Sila” in Moscow in December 1979 (I just have found it in the web).

    The publication in buzzle.com is mine: I’ve provided consultations for this serial and did a lot for its interpreter- hero “to be born”. However the final result was even better than I could expect.

    Vladimir

  6. davidderrick Says:

    Now I know what you are referring to! This essay is in a book called Some Problems of Greek History, Oxford University Press, 1969. If I owned it, I would scan this part for you, but I assume that the Russian version you have found is adequate.

    David

  7. davidderrick Says:

    I will send it if I get hold of it, but it sounds like part of a speculation, and therefore not fact. Please send me a text by you about Socotra. I would be delighted to post it here from you as a “guest contributor”, if you agree.

    By the way, Toynbee declined a knighthood, so he is not Sir.

    David

  8. Vladimir Agafonov Says:

    Thank you a lot. And shall be very pleased to have this text even a frgment of it connected with the issue of Socotra – I actually like to post this rare information to Socotrans now interested in their ancient history.

    Vladimir

  9. davidderrick Says:

    Vladimir also wrote by email:

    David,

    I also replied to you on the site: thank you a lot for informing me about this Toynbee’s essay. In fact, the island of beauty and unreal nature is turning from May till October in a terrible place with the season winds. In the rest of times it was a real fairy tale when I visited it long time ago. Now I am an independent Soqotri language and folklore researcher living in Moscow, Russia. With some Socotran genuine fairy tales collected, translated and published by me in Russian, English and German. As well as a little nomber of scientific publications of Soqotran texts with translation and comments in English (CLN, Folia Orientalia – in print).

    I like to make this Toynbee’s fragment connecting Socotra known to the modern Socotrans who now like to know their history as well.

    Vladimir


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