The Age of Revolution

The Age of Revolution : Europe, 1789-1848

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E.J.HOBSBAWN TRACES WITH BRILLIANT ANALYTICAL CLARITY THE TRANSFORMATION BROUGHT ABOUT IN EVERY SPEHRE OF EUROPEAN LIFE BY THE DUAL REVOLUTION - THE 1789 FRENCH REVOLUTION AND THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION THAT ORIGIANTED IN BRITAIN. THIS ENTHRALLING AND ORIGINAL ACCOUNT HIGHLIGHTS THE SIGNIFICANT SIXTY YEARS WHEN INDUSTRIAL CAPITALISM ESTABLISHED ITSELF IN WESTERN EUROPE AND WHEN EUROPE ESTABLISHED THE DOMINATION OVER THE REST OF THE WORLD IT WAS TO HOLD FOR A CENTURY.show more

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  • Paperback | 413 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 30mm | 258.55g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Abacus
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • illustrations; maps; portraits
  • 0747402906
  • 9780747402909

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Almost forty years after its first appearance, Hobsbawm's study of the two generations between the French Revolution and the mass uprisings of the mid 19th century remains the best account of European life in this formative period. Written with verve and full of incisive judgements, the book surveys the political upheavals which spawned democratic government, the demographic growth and industrial revolutions which gave rise to international capitalist economies, and the developments in religion and science, literature and the arts which heralded the modern world. This is the work of a great historian at the height of his powers and is a must for anyone interested in the history of Europe. (Kirkus UK)show more

About E. J. Hobsbawm

Eric Hobsbawm was a Fellow of the British Academy and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Before retirement he taught at Birkbeck College, University of London, and after retirement at the New School for Social Research in New York. Previous books include AGE OF EXTREMES, THE AGE OF REVOLUTION and THE AGE OF EMPIRE. He died 1st October 2012show more

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