Historians of Modern Europe

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J. L. HAMMOND

HENRY R. WINKLER Rutgers University

I T IS A CURIOUS coincidence that so much of importance on the history of Great Britain in the industrial age has been written by three eminent husband and wife teams. The Webbs, the Coles, the Hammonds -- each pair in its different way calls up a series of significant contributions that have enriched our understanding of the nature of British life since the seventeenth century. Some enterprising historiographer may one day assay a joint study, not a dual biography but rather a triple dual evaluation. Yet such an analysis may well turn out to have more unity of focus than many works devoted to a single protagonist. The intention here, however, is more modest, a mere survey of the historical accomplishment of one of this remarkable six.

John Lawrence LeBreton Hammond was born in 1872 at Drighlington in Yorkshire, where his father was vicar.1 After five years at Bradford Grammar School he entered Oxford in 1891. Although his career at St. John's College was not outstanding -- he took a Second in Greats in 1895 -- it did much to shape his future ideas and concerns. His inherited liberalism was perhaps reinforced by his association with such fellow undergraduates as Hilaire Belloc, F. W. Hirst, and J. A. Simon, but it was given a profound social thrust by the influence of Sidney Ball, one of the

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Details of Hammond's life may be found in the usual obituarial notices, for example, Gilbert Murray's sketch in L. G. Wickham Legg and E. T. Williams (eds.) Dictionary of National Biography, 1941-1950 ( Oxford, 1959), 350-52, and more particularly in R. H. Tawney, "J. L. Hammond, 1872-1949," Proceedings of the British Academy, 1960 ( London, 1961), 267-94. I have relied heavily on the latter.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Introduction vii
  • Contents xix
  • Part One - Anglo-American Perspectives 3
  • Arnold J. Toynbee - The Paradox of Prophecy 5
  • Carlton J. H. Hayes 15
  • Oscar Halecki 36
  • Hans Kohn - Historian of Nationalism 62
  • A. J. P. Taylor 78
  • J. L. Hammond 95
  • Part Two - Continental Perspectives 121
  • Adolfo Omodeo - Historian of the "Religion of Freedom" 123
  • Gerhard Ritter 151
  • Gaetano Salvemini: - Meridionalista 206
  • Ernest Labrousse 235
  • Federico Chabod - Portrait of a Master Historian 255
  • The France of M. Chastenet 291
  • Gioacchino Volpe 315
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