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Gilbert Murray and International Relations: Hellenism, liberalism, and international intellectual cooperation as a path to peace

Wilson, Peter (2011) Gilbert Murray and International Relations: Hellenism, liberalism, and international intellectual cooperation as a path to peace. Review of International Studies, 37 (2). pp. 881-909. ISSN 1469-9044

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Abstract

Gilbert Murray was one of the towering figures of 20th century cultural and intellectual life, and the foremost Hellenist of his generation. He was also a tireless campaigner for peace and international reconciliation, and a pioneer in the development of international intellectual cooperation, not least in the field of International Relations (IR). Yet in IR today he is largely forgotten. This article seeks to put Murray back on the historiographical map. It argues that while in many ways consistent with the image of the inter-war ‘utopian’, Murray's thinking in certain significant ways defies this image. It examines the twin foundations of his international thought – liberalism and Hellenism – and their manifestation in a version of international intellectual cooperation that while aristocratic and outmoded in some respects, nonetheless contains certain enduring insights.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2011 British International Studies Association.
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Departments > International Relations
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2010 12:42
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/30048/

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