The Age of Empire: 1875-1914 (History of the Modern World) (Paperback)

The Age of Empire: 1875-1914 (History of the Modern World) By Eric Hobsbawm Cover Image

The Age of Empire: 1875-1914 (History of the Modern World) (Paperback)


Erica Hobsbawm discusses the evolution of European economics, politics, arts, sciences, and cultural life from the height of the industrial revolution to the First World War.  Hobsbawm combines vast erudition with a graceful prose style to re-create the epoch that laid the basis for the twentieth century.
Born in 1917, Eric Hobsbawm was educated in Austria, Germany, and England.  He was Emeritus Professor of history at Birbeck College, University of London, and Emeritus Universtiy Professor of politics and socity at the New School for Social Research.  He is the author of more than fourteen books, including The Age of CapitalThe Age of RevolutionThe Age of Extremes, and The Jazz Scene. He died in 2012.
Product Details ISBN: 9780679721758
ISBN-10: 0679721754
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: April 23rd, 1989
Pages: 448
Language: English
Series: History of the Modern World
"Its sheer power and eloquence will make this book a classic." —Neal, Ascherson, Sunday Observer (London)

"It is Mr. Hobsbawm's achievement both to have captured the exuberance of an age, and to have shown how and why that world was coming to an end. . . . He not only captures the age of empire he also illuminates the course of the twentieth century." —Kennedy, The Economist (London)

"A virtuoso performance. . . . Few, if any, present practitioners of the historian's craft can equal. the astonishing range and dazzling erudition of Mr. Hobsbawm's scholarship." —David M. Kennedy, The New York Times Book Review

"A splendid answer to those critics who complain that academic historians no longer write readable prose. . . . The great strength of this book is the way in which what seems in so many ways a wholly vanished epoch is related to our situation today." —James Joll, The New York Review of Books