Building: Letters 1960-1975

Building: Letters 1960-1975


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ISBN-13: 9781845952303
Publisher: Random House UK
Publication date: 10/01/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 704
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

SIR ISAIAH BERLIN, O.M., was born in Riga, Latvia, in 1909. He came to England in 1919 and was educated at St Paul's School and Corpus Christi College, Oxford. At Oxford, he was a Fellow of All Souls College (1932-8, 1950-67), a Fellow of New College (1938-50), Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory (1957-67), first President of Wolfson College (1966-75), and President of the British Academy from 1974 to 1978. His achievements as a historian and expositor of ideas earned him the Erasmus, Lippincott, and Agnelli Prizes, and his lifelong defence of civil liberties earned him the Jerusalem Prize. He died in 1997.

Table of Contents

Illustrations ix

Key to Plate 1 xii

Preface xiii

Conventions and abbreviations xix

The Letters

Professing: The chair of social and political theory (continued), 1960-1965 1

Ingathering: A brief history of Iffley College, 1965-1966 241

Presiding: The genesis of Wolfson College, 1966-1975 293

Supplementary notes 599


Taking Sides on Vietnam 601

'Freedom as Polities': Popular Summary by Bernard Crick 603

Chronology 606

Select biographical glossary 629

Index of correspondents 646

General index 650

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