Arthur Thomas Hatto 1910–2010


in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 172, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, X

Published by British Academy

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780197264904
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754081 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Arthur Thomas Hatto 1910–2010

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Arthur Hatto was an outstanding scholar of German studies at the University of London who formulated a theory of epic heroic poetry. He was recruited to work in the cryptographic bureau at the Foreign Office in February 1939 and afterwards worked at Bletchley Park. Later, in order to study epic poetry, Hatto taught himself Russian and Kirghiz. He was elected as a Senior Fellow of the British Academy in 1991. Obituary by John L. Flood.

Keywords: obituary; Arthur Hatto; German studies; heroic poetry; British Academy; Cryptographic bureau; John L. Flood

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Subjects: Methods and Historiography

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