The Age of Capital, 1848-1875

The Age of Capital, 1848-1875

1st Vintage Books Edition

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Synopsis

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780679772545
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint: Vintage Books
Pub date:
Edition: 1st Vintage Books Edition
DEWEY: 940.28
DEWEY edition: 20
Language: English
Number of pages: 354
Weight: 280g
Height: 132mm
Width: 203mm
Spine width: 24mm