ISBN 9780748136841,The Four Ages of Hobsbawm : Hobsbawms Classic History in a Collectible Box

The Four Ages of Hobsbawm : Hobsbawms Classic History in a Collectible Box



Little, Brown Book Group

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9780748136841

ISBN-10 0748136843


Number of Pages 1920 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

The box contains the following books
1. Age of Revolution 17891848 - Eric Hobsbawm traces with brilliant anlytical clarity the transformation brought about in every sphere of European life by the Dual revolution the 1789 French revolution and the Industrial Revolution that originated 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 half a century.
2. Age of Capital 18481875 - The first and best major treatment of the crucial years 18481875 a penetrating analysis of the rise of capitalism throught the world. In the 1860s a new word entered the economic and political vocabulary of the world capitalism. The global triumph of capitalism is the major theme of history in the decades after 1848. It was the triumph of a society which believed that economic growth rests on competitive private enterprise on success in buying everything in the cheapest market including labour and selling it in the dearest. An economy so based and therefore nestling naturally on the sound foundations of a bourgoisie composed of those whom energy merit and intelligence had raised to their position and kept there would it was believed not only create a world of suitably distributed material plenty but of ever growing enlightenment reason and human opportunity an advance of the sciences and the arts in brief a world of continuous and accelerating material and moral progress.
3. Age of Empire 18751914 - The splendid finale to Eric Hobsbawm's study of the nineteenth century, Age of Empire covers the area of Western Imperialism and examines the forces that swept the world to the outbreak of World War One and shaped modern society.
4. Age of Extremes 19141991 - The age of Extreme is eminent historian Eric Hobsbawm's personal vision of the twentieth century. Remarkable in its scope and breathtaking in its depth of knowledge this immensely rewarding book reviews the uniquely destructive and creative nature of the troubled twentieth century and makes challenging predicitions for the future