The Age of Revolution is the first part in the seminal work on modern history, The Four Ages of Hobsbawm by Eric Hobsbawm.
Summary of the Books
This book begins Eric Hobsbawm’s Four Ages. In this first book, he covers the time period between 1789 and 1848, giving readers a look into the age which moulded the future through revolutionary movements. He explains his twin revolution thesis, and explains how the situation in the early 19th century is linked to the events of the 1780s and the 1800s. He explains that the world as we know it was shaped by events such as the Industrial Revolution and the French Revolution. He then looks into the results of these events in spheres of life such as land, industrialization, poverty, religion, secularism, science and the arts. The book is an essential read for all students of history.
About Eric Hobsbawm
Eric John Ernest Hobsbawm was a British Marxist historian known for his works on the rise of industrial capitalism, socialism, and nationalism. Dr. Hobsbawm studied at the University of Cambridge, obtaining his PhD. in history. He was awarded the Balzan Prize for his works on history. He has also written The Invention of Tradition, How to Change the World: Tales of Marx and Marxism, and Fractured Times: Culture and Society in the 20th Century.
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