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A Study of History Essay | Critical Essay #1

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Critical Essay #1

Aubrey holds a Ph.D. in English. In this essay, he explores the eclectic methods that Toynbee employed in writing A Study of History, including the use of mythology, Jungian psychology, and unusual personal experiences.

The twentieth century was an age of increasing specialization in all fields of knowledge, a trend that remains with us today. Knowledge grows at a rapid pace, but what is lacking is a connecting link among different fields of knowledge. The physical scientist has little to say to the humanist scholar; the social scientist and the mathematician speak different languages; and so on. Even within disciplines, knowledge has become compartmentalized. A professor of, say, literature may spend his or her entire career developing expertise in one small area and may know little not only of other fields of knowledge but also of what his or her colleagues in the same department are teaching...

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