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a Jungian Psychohistory: A. J. Tonybee's use of analytical psychology in his theory of civilizations

Lu, KK (2014) 'a Jungian Psychohistory: A. J. Tonybee's use of analytical psychology in his theory of civilizations.' International Journal of Jungian Studies, 6 (1). pp. 52-68. ISSN 1940-9060

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Abstract

In this paper, I examine the work of Arnold J. Toynbee (1889–1975), a controversial historian heavily criticized by his colleagues, who utilized the lens of analytical psychology in his work. As one example of how Jungian psychohistory might be done, I employ a comparative approach that establishes the critical points of convergence between the two thinkers and highlight aspects of Toynbee's thought that were likely influenced by Jung. This provides a foundation for future works to not only critically reflect upon and delineate the characteristics of a uniquely Jungian approach to the discipline of history specifically, but to assess the efficacy of analytical psychological interventions into the social sciences more generally.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Toynbee; Jung; history; historiography; psychohistory; social sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0500 Psychoanalysis
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2014 10:31
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:50
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/9751

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