A. J. P. Taylor: Radical Historian Of Europe by Chris WrigleyA. J. P. Taylor: Radical Historian Of Europe by Chris Wrigley

A. J. P. Taylor: Radical Historian Of Europe

byChris Wrigley, C.j Wrigley

Hardcover | February 20, 2007

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A scholar gentleman in the old style; a northern non-conforming radical; an academic steeped in Oxford traditions; a late-20th century media personality; one of the most outstanding historians of his age: A.J.P. Taylor was all these things. He wrote about traditional historical subjects in a traditional manner and took narrative history to new heights and was equally at home with a critical academic, as with a vast popular, audience. C.J. Wrigley's new biographical study includes fascinating and hitherto unknown details of Taylor's privileged and cosseted childhood, the effect of his close but combative and stimulating family, the dissenting and nonconformist tradition, and his time as a teacher, broadcaster journalist and historian.
C.J. Wrigley is Professor of Modern British History at the University of Nottingham.
Title:A. J. P. Taylor: Radical Historian Of EuropeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.47 × 6.38 × 1.53 inPublished:February 20, 2007Publisher:I.B. Tauris & Co LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1860642861

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Table of Contents

Preface * Introduction * Roots *  Growing *  Breaking Free * War and Wider Recognition 1938-50 *  Fame and Academic Esteem * Highs and Lows * Mellow Elder Statesman *  Indian Summer and Long Winter

Editorial Reviews

 "...excellent...Wrigley's obvious affection for his subject makes his account of Taylor's sadness, and the sadness that he inflicted on other people, curiously moving." --Times Literary Supplement "Chris Wrigley, Professor of Modern British History at Nottingham University, has served him well." --Camden New Journal “A  compendious, chronological approach.” –History Today “Comprehensive, meticulous and impartial.” –London Review of Books. “Wrigley’s compelling account insightfully canvasses the personal history of Britain’s most influential historian. The book is very thoroughly researched, delving into archival material and effectively chronicles the personal and professional development of AJP Taylor.” –Supreme Court History Program Yearbook "It is unlikely that there will ever be a more thorough analysis of Taylor’s work – his books, his lectures, his journalism and scholarly essays are trawled exhaustively in the course of this volume, and Professor Wrigley manages to weave together the professional and personal life of his subject in a way that allows the reader to see him in the round." -Derek Hawes, Journal of Contemporary European Studies