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Between Oxus and Jumna


reviewed by Louis T. Benezet 1962

coverTitle: Between Oxus and Jumna
Author(s): A. J. Toynbee
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Arnold Toynbee is the world's most celebrated living historian. He is 72 years old, and was 71 when he took the journey of which Between Oxus and Jumna is the story. To one who had the pleasure of entertaining Mr. Toynbee on a college campus in May, 1961, the vigor of the man as revealed by his latest travelogue becomes more impressive even than his powers to recall historical fact from any age and to the last small detail. Between Oxus and Jumna is the tale of Mr. Toynbee's four months* travel in the Spring of 1960 through the enormous mountain-studded plain of Southwest Asia between the Oxus and Jumna Rivers. Readers may draw comfort from knowing that I tried these place-names out on several professorial colleagues without their successful identification. The Oxus River divides Afghanistan from the Soviet Union and runs north into the Aral Sea. The Jumna River is... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 63 Number 6, 1962, p. 492-492
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3151, Date Accessed: 12/14/2017 1:30:55 AM

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