Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Of Professor Sydney Anglo and the History of Ideas........

This is Professor Sydney Anglo. he was the Professor in the History of ideas when I was completing my first degree in History at Swansea. Thanks to Sydney Anglo I have been fascinated with the history of ideas ever since. yesterday i was "debating2 Benjamin Mackenzie who told me essentially I was ignorant. I remember how Syd Anglo looked at me in 1980 and I smile as I think back at the ignorant young man I was then and may still be. Anyway Sydney introduced me to Machiavelli and Castiglione and the significance and values that they represented. I can only hope that in 40 years Benjamin Mackenzie may have learnt a bit more.........


Emeritus Professor, University of Swansea

Specialisms
History, Europe

Past appointments
Emeritus Professor, University of Swansea University of Wales, Swansea (1961 - 1986)
Senior Fellow The Warburg Institute, University of London (1970 - 1971)
Professor in the History of Ideas University of Wales, Swansea (1981 - 1986)

Principal publications
Spectacle, Pageantry and Early Tudor Policy, 1969, 1997
The Martial Arts of Renaissance Europe, 2000
Machiavelli- the First Century: Studies in enthusiasm, hostility and irrelevance, 2005

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