Edward H. Carr


Ο Edward Hallett Carr γεννήθηκε το 1892. Από το 1916 έως το 1936 υπηρέτησε στη διπλωματική υπηρεσία της Μεγάλης Βρετανίας, Το 1936 εξελέγη καθηγητής Διεθνών Σχέσεων στο Πανεπιστήμιο του Aberystwyth. Από το 1953 έως το 1955 διατέλεσε καθηγητής στο Balliol College του Πανεπιστημίου της Οξφόρδης. Η συμβολή του στη διεθνή Βιβλιογραφία στους τομείς των διεθνών σχέσεων και της ιστορικής ανάλυσης είναι τεράστια. Τα ιστορικά έργα του E.H. Carr, ιδιαίτερα η Ιστορία της Σοβιετικής Ρωσίας, τυγχάνουν μεγάλης αναγνώρισης στη διεθνή βιβλιογραφία. Πολλά από τα κείμενα του, επίσης, εξετάζου το φαινόμενο του έθνους-κράτους στις σύγχρονες διακρατικές σχέσεις και θεωρούνται κείμενα αναφοράς παγκοσμίως.


Edward Hallett «Ted» Carr CBE (28 June 1892 – 3 November 1982) was a realist and later Marxist[1] British historian, journalist and international relations theorist, and an opponent ofempiricism within historiography.

Carr was best known for his 14-volume history of the Soviet Union, in which he provided an account of Soviet history from 1917 to 1929, for his writings on international relations, and for his book What Is History?, in which he laid out historiographical principles rejecting traditional historical methods and practices.

Educated at the Merchant Taylors’ School, London, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, Carr began his career as a diplomat in 1916. Becoming increasingly preoccupied with the study of international relations and of the Soviet Union, he resigned from the Foreign Office in 1936 to begin an academic career. From 1941 to 1946, Carr worked as an assistant editor at The Times, where he was noted for his leaders (editorials) urging a socialist system and an Anglo-Soviet alliance as the basis of a post-war order. Afterwards, Carr worked on a massive 14-volume work on Soviet history entitled A History of Soviet Russia, a project that he was still engaged on at the time of his death in 1982. In 1961, he delivered the G. M. Trevelyan lectures at theUniversity of Cambridge that became the basis of his book, What is History? Moving increasingly towards the left throughout his career, Carr saw his role as the theorist who would work out the basis of a new international order.


Carr Edward H., Η εικοσαετής κρίση 1919-1939. Εισαγωγή στη μελέτη των διεθνών σχέσεων

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