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ISBN-10: 0679772545
ISBN-13: 9780679772545
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 11/26/1996
Dimensions: 8.00" L, 5.36" W, 0.82" H

The Age of Capital: 1848-1875

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In this book, Eric Hobsbawm chronicles the events and trends that led to the triumph of private enterprise and its exponents in the years between 1848 and 1875. Along with Hobsbawm’s other volumes, this book constitutes and intellectual key to the origins of the world in which we now live.
Although it pulses with great events–failed revolutions, catastrophic wars, and a global depression–The Age of Capital is most outstanding for its analyis of the trends that created the new order. With the sweep and sophistication that have made him one of our greatest historians, Hobsbawm indentifies this epoch’s winners and losers, its institutions, ideologies, science, and religion.

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Eric Hobsbawm is one of the few genuinely great historians of our century. –The New Republic

Brilliant. . . . [This period] must be understood from a global perspective. Hobsbawm is at his best when he dissects the bourgeois culture of 'repectability.' –The New York Times Book Review

One of the great achievements of historical writing in recent decades. –The New York Review of Books

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ISBN-10: 0679772545
ISBN-13: 9780679772545
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 11/26/1996
Dimensions: 8.00" L, 5.36" W, 0.82" H
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