Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 August 2012

320 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719085727

Bookseller Code (06)

Jacob Talmon

Combining histories and presents

Amikam Nachmani

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Amikam Nachmani's accessible yet comprehensive book demonstrates that intellectual history need not be purely the province of intellectuals; his keen turn of phrase and insights will attract casual readers and return them to the enjoyment of a 'good book'
  • As a well-rounded curmudgeon of intellectual delight, Talmon's crusty language, attacking demeanour and scathing humour will both entertain and educate
  • First book in English to open the life, times and inspirational teachings of Jacob Talmon, one of the most influential historians of the 20th century to a wider reading public
  • Talmon who held that 'everything has roots in the past and results in the present' and that 'history has history' fearlessly laid down his gauntlet before great minds like Arnold Toynbee, David Ben-Gurion and Menahem Begin

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