Victor G. Kiernan

Victor Kiernan (1913–2009) was Chair of Modern History at Edinburgh University. A member of the Communist Party Historians’ Group with E. P. Thompson and Christopher Hill, he spent several years teaching in Lahore and translated the Urdu poets Iqbal and Faiz. His many books included Lords of Human Kind, America: The New Imperialism, and studies of Horace and Shakespeare.

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