In this history of the years 1848-1875, the author's intention is not to summarize facts, but rather to draw facts together into a historical synthesis, "make sense of" the period and trace the roots of the present world back to it.
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Eric Hobsbawm was born in Alexandria in 1917 and was educated in Vienna, Berlin, London and Cambridge. A Fellow of the British Academy and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, with honorary degrees from universities in several countries, he taught until retirement at Birkbeck College, University of London, and since then at the New School for Social Research in New York. All his books have been translated into several languages.Review:
NEW STATESMAN * 'A book filled with pleasures for the connoisseur and amateur alike' * AJP TAYLOR, OBSERVER * 'Excellent' * ASA BRIGGS * 'Brilliant and wide ranging' * What a book! For heaven's sake, and your own, read it! GUARDIAN * 'Brilliantly conceived and equally brilliantly written' *
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Book Description Littlehampton Book Services Lt, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110297769928
Book Description Littlehampton Book Services Ltd, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0297769928