The field of international relations dates from the time of the Greek historian Thucydides.
In the 1930s, Carr saw Adolf Hitler as a leader of a "have-not" nation struggling for economic justice and considered Lebensraum a zone of economic influence for Germany in Eastern Europe
The official portraits of King Władysław IV dressed according to French, Spanish and Polish fashion reflects the complex politics of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth during the Thirty Years' War.
In his 1939 book The Twenty Years' Crisis, Carr attacked Norman Angell as a utopian thinker on international relations
Empires of the world in 1910
Carr's History of Soviet Russia runs to 14 volumes and has been extended into the 1930s by historian R. W. Davies and others.
NATO International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan
The United Nations Secretariat Building at the United Nations headquarters in New York City
The World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C.
NATO E-3A flying with USAF F-16s in a NATO exercise

Edward Hallett Carr (28 June 1892 – 3 November 1982) was a British historian, diplomat, journalist and international relations theorist, and an opponent of empiricism within historiography.

- E. H. Carr

Major theorists include E. H. Carr, Robert Gilpin, Charles P. Kindleberger, Stephen D. Krasner, Hans Morgenthau, Kenneth Waltz, Robert Jervis, Richard K. Betts, Barry Posen, Stephen Walt, and John Mearsheimer.

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The Twenty Years' Crisis

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The Twenty Years' Crisis: 1919–1939: An Introduction to the Study of International Relations is a book on international relations written by E. H. Carr.

Plaster cast bust of Thucydides (in the Pushkin Museum) from a Roman copy (located at Holkham Hall) of an early fourth-century BC Greek original


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Athenian historian and general.

Athenian historian and general.

Plaster cast bust of Thucydides (in the Pushkin Museum) from a Roman copy (located at Holkham Hall) of an early fourth-century BC Greek original
The ruins of Amphipolis as envisaged by E. Cousinéry in 1831: the bridge over the Strymon, the city fortifications, and the acropolis
Thucydides Mosaic from Jerash, Jordan, Roman, 3rd century AD at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin
Bust of Pericles
10th-century minuscule manuscript of Thucydides's History of the Peloponnesian War
Pericles's Funeral Oration (Perikles hält die Leichenrede) by Philipp Foltz (1852)
Bust of Thucydides residing in the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
Double herm showing Herodotus and Thucydides. Farnese Collection, Naples
Thomas Hobbes translated Thucydides directly from Greek into English

At the same time, Thucydides's influence was increasingly important in the area of international relations during the Cold War, through the work of Hans Morgenthau, Leo Strauss, and Edward Carr.