The Age of Revolution

The Age of Revolution Europe, 1789-1848 - History of Civilization

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Synopsis

The first in Eric Hobsbawm's dazzling trilogy on the history of the nineteenth century.

Between 1789 and 1848 the world was transformed both by the French Revolution and also by the Industrial Revolution that originated in Britain. This 'Dual Revolution' created the modern world as we know it.

Eric Hobsbawm traces with brilliant analytical clarity the transformation brought about in every sphere of European life by the Dual Revolution - in the conduct of war and diplomacy; in new industrial areas and on the land; among peasantry, bourgeoisie and aristocracy; in methods of government and of revolution; in science, philosophy and religion; in literature and the arts. But above all he sees this as the period when industrial capitalism established the domination over the rest of the world it was to hold for a century.

Eric Hobsbawm's enthralling and original account is an impassioned but objective history of the most significant sixty years in the history of Europe.

Book information

ISBN: 9780297865308
Publisher: Orion
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pub date:
Edition: Digital Original
DEWEY: 940.27
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 1 online resource (x, 356 )
Weight: -1g