Edward Hallett Carr

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Edward Hallett Carr was a twentieth century English historian primarily known for his multi-volume History of the Soviet Russia, which was the first major attempt to examine the history of the Bolshevik Revolution and after in any language. He is also known for two other works: his 1961 Trevelyan Lectures, published as What is History?, are still used as an introduction to historical method today, while his book The Twenty Years Crisis still features on many an international relations syllabus.

Carr was born on 28 June 1892. He attended Trinity College, Cambridge in 1911. He graduated in 1916, and due to a heart condition, was deemed unfit for military service. Instead he was drafted as a ‘temporary&…

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Timmins, Adam . "Edward Hallett Carr ". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 15 August 2014
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