Russia, the World and the West: Toynbee’s Interpretation of the Early Cold War1

Author/s Teodoro Tagliaferri
Publishing Year 2023 Issue 2023/52
Language Italian Pages 27 P. 112-138 File size 132 KB
DOI 10.3280/XXI2023-052006
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In the aftermath of the Second World War and the breakup of the anti-fas- cist Grand Alliance, Arnold Toynbee developed an influential reflection on the role and destiny of the Soviet Union in the new international and his- torical-universal scenarios disclosed by the outcome of the conflict and the incipient Cold War. Based on an extensive examination of his writings and public interventions, this article reconstructs Toynbee’s vision by focusing on the central importance he attributed to the persistent effectiveness of Russian imperial identity as a key factor in the interaction between Russia, the Eurasian world and the West.

Keywords: Arnold J. Toynbee; Cold War; Soviet Union; Russian Empire; Eurasian Geopolitics; Global History.

Teodoro Tagliaferri, La Russia, il mondo e l’Occidente: Toynbee interprete della prima Guerra fredda in "VENTUNESIMO SECOLO" 52/2023, pp 112-138, DOI: 10.3280/XXI2023-052006