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Biography of A. J. P. Taylor

PERSONAL
  • -Full Name: A. J. P. Taylor
  • -Place of Birth: Birkdale, Lancashire
  • -Date of Birth: Sunday, March 25, 1906
  • -Zodiac: Aries
  • -Nationality: British
BIOGRAPHY
If there is a synonym dictionary which makes the person, the name A. J. P. Taylor definitely stated in the row name to define the word 'controversial'. Minded liberals accomplished known anti-bourgeois, anti-German and anti-Christian is achieving success in both the academic world and non-academic.

Was Taylor who popularize history through television, radio and various writings. 'Taylorism' to be successful proof cap Taylor who is able to present the most complex historical discourse in a language easily understood by most. So popular man born in Birkdale, Lancashire, England on March 25, 1906 is, to the extent that Taylor had to start studying at Oxford at 20:30 so the room does not become too crowded crowded with visitors.

Inheriting the leftist views of both parents (as well as their parents protest statement on World War I), Taylor gained primary and secondary education in various Quaker schools, including Bootham School, York. In this period, he developed a strong interest in the archeology and brought him acquainted with the history up to him to pursue the field of Modern History at Oriel College, Oxford (1920).
A. J. P. Taylor
Interestingly, Taylor actually dropping his academic interest in 'baby history' (archives and diplomatic events in Austria, France and England of the 19th century) were considered too now by most historians of the period. Unique personal Taylor also evident from the enthusiasm of entertaining guests in a variety of lavish parties that the holding itself and support Taylor on a mass strike action (General Strike) in the UK (1926).

Apparently, there is no person as unique as Taylor who refused grace Ph.D degree from Manchester University merely because reluctantly called 'Doctor' (mistaken word occurs because English does not distinguish the pronunciation of 'doctor [health]' and 'doctoral [academic]' - pen. )

However, personal uniqueness Taylor offset by good intelligence and critical attitude towards academic problems, especially modern history, and non-academic. Cold hands Taylor has produced dozens of books, hundreds of articles and book reviews. Taylor had become reviewers (reviewer) books in the Manchester Guardian newspaper (1931), a columnist at the Daily Observer (1957) and in the Daily Express (1964).

His first article in the Daily Express, "Why Must We soft-soap the Germans?", Complained most of the Germans who still 'spirited Nazi' and criticized the European Economic Community as German engineering to achieve the targets that fail to be achieved through weapons in World War I and II; only this time, they do so with the 'weapon' new trade.

Although still debated, many people refer to Taylor as the inventor of the term 'the Establishment (The Steady - pen.)' Which refers to the elite in the UK. Taylor himself commented that 'The recruiting cadres from the outside after they are ready to accept the standards and become a respectable establishment. Indeed, nothing is more acceptable in life other than The Well-established terms with this - and hence, no more corrupt '.

Taylor also actively expressed attitudes toward various fundamental issues that occurred at that time. He chose to be opposition to the United Kingdom, against the British government's involvement in the EEC and NATO, and demanded the resignation of Britain from Northern Ireland. Men's sharp sense of humor and often performed with typical bow tie is also actively building his reputation in the media (especially television and radio) as a kontroversialis are always ready to express opinions and arguments, any seprovokatif it.

Recorded in one televised debate (1961), Hugh Trevor-Roper, right-wing historian who also 'arch-rivals' Taylor, Taylor's allegations and that book, 'The Origins of the Second World War', may have damaged the reputation as a historian Taylor . Recognizing the severity of the charges, the man Lenin's admirers light instead replied, 'Indeed you in my criticism that will ruin your reputation as a historian - and even then if you got'. On another occasion (1970), also in one of the glass screen lecture about Mussolini, Taylor called the dictator has managed to 'complete his work - without doing anything'. When asked about the future, Taylor - who is very aware of the frailty of history for mistakes - smart replied, 'You are not supposed to ask the experts history to predict the future - frankly, we've been quite difficult to predict the past'.

Taylor had suffered a pretty severe car accident in 1984. Plus the stroke and Parkinson's disease, Taylor stated retired in 1985 and died in 1990.

Books:
  • 'The Italian Problem in European Diplomacy, 1847-49', in 1934.
  • 'The Struggle for Mastery in Europe 1848-1918', 1954.
  • 'Biography of Bismarck', 1955.
  • 'The Origins of the Second World War', 1961.
  • 'Introduction' to The Reichstag Fire by Fritz Tobias, 1964.
  • 'English History 1914-1945', 1965.
  • 'War by Timetable', 1969.
  • 'Biography of Lord Beaverbrook', 1972.
  • 'Introduction' such as 'Ten Days that Shook the World', by John Reed, 'The Communist Manifesto' by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, and 'Fighter: The True Story of the Battle of Britain' by Len Deighton.
Other publications
Reviews of books and articles journalism for various media such as the Manchester Guardian, the Observer, the Sunday Pictorial (later became the Sunday Mirror), the Daily Herald, the Sunday Express. Various lectures including television and radio interviews with the BBC and as a panelist on ITV station.

EDUCATION
Oriel College, Oxford, 1924

CAREER
  • History Lecturer, University of Manchester (1930 - 1938)
  • Modern Sejrah Lecturer, Oxford (1938 - 1963)
  • Fellow, Magdalen College, Oxford (1938 - 1976)
  • Lecturer, Institute of Historical Research in London (1964)
  • Lecturer, University College London (1964)
  • Lecturer, Polytechnic of North London (1964)


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