The Life of R. H. Tawney

The Life of R. H. Tawney

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R. H. Tawney was the most influential theorist and exponent of socialism in Britain in the 20th century and also a leading historian. Based on papers deposited at the London School of Economics including a collection of personal material previously held by his family, this book provides the first detailed biography. Lawrence Goldman shows that to understand Tawney's work it is necessary to understand his life. This biography takes a broadly chronological approach, and uses this framework to examine major themes, including Tawney's political thought and historical writings. Tawney was the most representative of Labour's intellectuals as well as the most influential, and the contradictions he embodied are evident in the general history of British socialism.Her brother Will was also studying there and a#39;my Mother believed in certain aspects of the equality of the sexes, of which this was onea#39;. Jeanette had never written an essay before and was immediately discouraged by her college tutor. ... be splashing abouta#39;.7 She wrote to relations and friends in an easy, unaffected and chatty style, a mixture of thoughts, feelings ... has that way of writing pure gibberish on occasion, so please accept it as best you cana#39;.8 She was playful, girlish and gay.

Title:The Life of R. H. Tawney
Author:Lawrence Goldman
Publisher:A&C Black - 2013-09-12


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