Steiner, Zara, 1928-2020

by David Reynolds FBA

26 Nov 2020
18 (pages 467-483)

Zara Steiner was a historian of international relations, specialising in British foreign policy around 1914 and, more generally, Europe in the era of the two world wars. Born and educated in the United States, with a PhD from Harvard, she taught at Cambridge for more than thirty years and became an especially inspirational supervisor of doctoral students. Her magnum opus was the huge two-volume study of Europe’s interwar international relations, The Lights That Failed (2005) and The Triumph of the Dark (2011).

Posted to Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy, XIX

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