E. H. Carr

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E. H. Carr (1892-1982) was born into security but lived a life of controversy. Attacked for appeasing both Hitler and Stalin, he was not only one of the most productive writers of the 20th century but one of its most provocative as well. In this book--the first ever to deal critically but fairly with Carr's contribution to international relations, Soviet Studies and the study of history--16 internationally respected contributors grapple with his complex intellectual legacy. For those seriously interested in understanding the life and times of this most English of establishment radicals this is the place to begin.

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Editorial Reviews

Why British Foreign Office mandarin and one-time assistant editor of the Carr (1892-1982) became a critic of the West, interests scholars of international relations and Russia in 15 papers from a July 1997 international conference at the University of Wales- Gregynog. After a nine-page autobiography he wrote in 1980, they explore his life and times, the Russian question, international relations, and what history is. A chronology and a primary bibliography are appended. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333720660
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/8/2000
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Cox is Professor of International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

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Table of Contents

Foreword--John Carr
• An Autobiography--E.H. Carr
• Introduction: E.H. Carr: A Critical Reassessment--Michael Cox
Part I: Life and Times
• E.H. Carr's Search for Meaning: 1892-1982--Jonathan Haslam
• E.H. Carr--The Aberystwyth Years: 1936-1947--Brian Porter
• "An Active Danger": E.H. Carr at The Times, 1940-1946--Charles Jones
Part II: The Russian Question
• Carr's Changing Views of the Soviet Union--R.W. Davies
• The Soviet Carr--Stephen White
• E.H. Carr and Isaac Deutscher: A Very "Special Relationship"--Michael Cox
• E.H. Carr, the Cold War and the Soviet Union--Hillel Ticktin
Part III: International Relations
• Carr and his Early Critics: Responses to The Twenty Years' Crisis, 1939-1946 --Peter Wilson
• E. H. Carr and the Quest for Moral Revolution in International Relations--Paul Rich
• Theories as Weapons: E.H. Carr and International Relations--Tim Dunne
• E.H. Carr, Nationalism and the Future of the Sovereign State--Andrew Linklater
• Reason and Romance: The Place of Revolution in the Works of E. H. Carr--Fred Halliday
• Part IV: What is History?
• The Lessons of What is History? --Anders Stephanson
• An English Myth? Rethinking the Contemporary Value of What is History? --Keith Jenkins
• E. H. Carr and the Historical Mode of Thought--Randall Germain

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