R. H. Tawney

(1880—1962) historian and political thinker

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educated at Rugby and Balliol College, Oxford; historian, socialist (of the Ruskin, Morris, and Christian Socialist tradition), and teacher and activist in the Workers' Educational Association. From 1917 he was attached to the London School of Economics, becoming professor of economic history in 1931. His works include The Acquisitive Society (1921) and Religion and the Rise of Capitalism (1926).

Subjects: Arts and Humanities — Social Sciences.

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