Age Of Revolution: 1789-1848

Author: Eric Hobsbawm

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297865307

Category: History

Page: 192

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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.
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Wie man die Welt verändert

Über Marx und den Marxismus

Author: Eric Hobsbawm

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446240721

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

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Wer glaubt, Karl Marx sei tot, der irrt. Die Krise des kapitalistischen Systems hat neues Interesse an seinen Ideen geweckt. Eric Hobsbawm, seit seiner Jugend überzeugter Marxist, zeigt, was wir noch heute von Marx lernen können. Ein Leben lang hat sich der Historiker aus Großbritannien mit den Widersprüchen beschäftigt, die seit der Finanzkrise selbst liberale Ökonomen am Weltbild eines schlichten Kapitalismus zweifeln lassen. Hobsbawms neues Buch zeigt, wie der Marxismus in den letzten 150 Jahren die angeblich alternativlosen Regeln der kapitalistischen Wirtschaft in Frage gestellt und widerlegt hat. In Hobsbawm hat Marx seinen souveränen Interpreten für das 21. Jahrhundert gefunden.
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The Age Of Revolution

Author: Tom Stammers,Patrick Glen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 135135292X

Category: Education

Page: 114

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The Age of Revolution is the first of four works by Eric Hobsbawm that collectively synthesize the ideas he developed over a lifetime spent studying the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Hobsbawm's vision is important – he was a lifelong Marxist whose view of history was shaped by a fascination with social and economic history, yet who privileged evidence over political theory – but the real power of these works, and especially The Age of Revolution, emanates from the wide range of the author's reading and his mastery of the critical thinking skill of evaluation. It is this skill that allows Hobsbawm to combine insights drawn from decades of reading into an original thesis that sees the crucial "long 19th century" as a period shaped by "dual revolution" – the twin impacts of the Industrial Revolution in Britain, and the French Revolution on the continent. Hobsbawm supplemented his evaluative excellence with a firm grasp of reasoning, crafting a volume that contains brilliant, clearly-structured arguments which explain complicated ideas via well-chosen examples in ways that make his work accessible to intelligent general readers and scholars alike.
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Political Thought in the Age of Revolution 1776-1848

Burke to Marx

Author: Dr Michael Levin

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137267410

Category: History

Page: 208

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The years between the American Revolution of 1776, the French Revolution of 1789 and the European Revolutions of 1848 saw fundamental shifts from autocracy to emerging democracy. It is a vital period in what may be termed 'modernity': that is of the western societies that are increasingly industrial, capitalist and liberal democratic. Unsurprisingly, these years of stress and transition produced some significant reflections on politics and society. This indispensable introductory text considers how a cluster of key thinkers viewed the global political upheavals and social changes of their time, covering the work of: • Edmund Burke * Georg Hegel • Thomas Paine * Alexis de Tocqueville • Jeremy Bentham * Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels Lively and approachable, it is essential reading for anyone with an interest in modern history, political history or political thought.
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Das imperiale Zeitalter

1875-1914

Author: Eric J. Hobsbawm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783593385921

Category:

Page: 459

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Age Of Empire: 1875-1914

Author: Eric Hobsbawm

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297865293

Category: History

Page: 400

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THE AGE OF EMPIRE is a book about the strange death of the nineteenth century, the world made by and for liberal middle classes in the name of universal progress and civilisation. It is about hopes realised which turned into fears: an era of unparalleled peace engendering an era of unparalleled war; revolt and revolution emerging on the outskirts of society; a time of profound identity crisis for bourgeois classes, among new and sudden mass labour movements which rejected capitalism and new middle classes which rejected liberalism. It is about world empires built and held with almost contemptuous ease by small bodies of Europeans which were to last barely a human lifetime, and a European domination of world history, which was never more confident than at the moment it was about to disappear for ever. It is about Queen Victoria, Madame Curie and the Kodak Girl, and the novel social world of cloth caps, golf clubs and brassieres, about Nietzsche, Carnegie, William Morris and Dreyfus, about politically ineffective terrorists, one of whom, to his and everyone's surprise, started a world war. With the AGE OF EMPIRE, Eric Hobsbawm, Britain's leading historian of the left, brings to a dazzling climax his brilliant interpretative history of 'the long nineteenth century'.
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The French Revolution

Author: E. J. Hobsbawm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781857995312

Category: France

Page: 56

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Contains pages 53 to 76 of Chapter 3 from THE AGE OF REVOLUTION, 1789-1848
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Age Of Capital: 1848-1875

Author: Eric Hobsbawm

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297865285

Category: History

Page: 400

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A magisterial account of the rise of capitalism Eric Hobsbawm's magnificent treatment of the crucial years 1848-1875 is a penetrating analysis of the rise of capitalism and the consolidation of bourgeois culture. In the 1860s a new word entered the economic and political vocabulary of the world: 'capitalism'. The global triumph of capitalism is the major theme of history in the decades after 1848. The extension of capitalist economy to four corners of the globe, the mounting concentration of wealth, the migration of men, the domination of Europe and European culture made the third quarter of the nineteenth century a watershed. This is a history not only of Europe but of the world. Eric Hobsbawm's intention is not to summarise facts, but to draw facts together into a historical synthesis, to 'make sense of' the period, and to trace the roots of the present world back to it. He integrates economics with political and intellectual developments in this objective yet original account of revolution and the failure of revolution, of the cycles of boom and slump that characterise capitalist economies, of the victims and victors of the bourgeois ethos.
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Die europäische Expansion und ihre Feinde

Kolonialismuskritik vom 18. bis in das 20. Jahrhundert

Author: Benedikt Stuchtey

Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag

ISBN: 3486591673

Category: History

Page: 475

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Die koloniale Expansion Europas wurde seit ihren Anfangen von kritischen Stimmen begleitet, die als prazise Kolonialismustheorien zutage traten. Durch den Streit der Imperialismusgegner und -befurworter gewannen beide Seiten ein scharfes Profil. Benedikt Stuchtey untersucht die kommunikativen Kontexte der gelehrten Offentlichkeiten der Kolonialmachte unter Einbeziehung des amerikanischen Imperialismus vom 18. bis ins 20. Jahrhundert. Kolonialismuskritik kann im Zusammenhang transnationaler Verflechtungen von der europaischen Aufklarungsphilosophie bis zur pluralisierten Massenkommunikationsgesellschaft des 20. Jahrhunderts nachvollzogen werden."
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Innovation - Konvention

Transdisziplinäre Beiträge zu einem kulturellen Spannungsfeld

Author: Dennis Büscher-Ulbrich,Stefanie Kadenbach,Martin Kindermann

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839424534

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

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»The more things change, the more they stay the same.« Dieses Buch widmet sich dem Verhältnis von Innovation und Konvention und zeigt: Ein dichotomisches und positivistisches Verständnis der auch im gegenwärtigen hegemonialen Diskurs zentralen Begriffe greift notwendigerweise zu kurz. Es gilt hingegen, das Verhältnis von Innovation und Konvention als wechselseitig vermittelt zu begreifen. Die literatur-, kultur- und medienwissenschaftlichen Beiträge setzen sich kritisch-theoretisch mit diesem Verhältnis auseinander, indem sie es jeweils unterschiedlich als historisch kontingente und medial disponierte Differenzierung, Dialektik oder Hybridität denken und an (kulturellen) Texten, Medien und Praxen von der Romantik bis in die Gegenwart explizieren.
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The Age of Revolution and Reaction, 1789-1850

Author: Charles Breunig

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393091434

Category: History

Page: 304

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The French Revolution of 1789 is a watershed in European history; no country escaped its impact, which shattered long-standing traditions and set forth new ideals that powerfully affected succeeding generations. In this edition, Charles Breunig incorporates the most recent scholarship in his account of the Revolution and the events it unleashed: the near-conquest of Europe by Napoleon, the "Concert of Europe" established at the Congress of Vienna, the era of Restoration during which efforts were made to preserve the status quo against sporadic outbursts that culminated in the revolutions of 1848. He expands significantly his treatment of the emergence of new classes and the profound economic and cultural changes that were set in motion by the Industrial Revolution.
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Revolutionaries

Author: Eric Hobsbawm

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780220529

Category: History

Page: 288

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A collection of essays which represent a lifetime's writing,lectures & thoughts on revolutionary modern political developments throughout Europe.
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Europa - Europäisierung - Europäistik

neue wissenschaftliche Ansätze, Methoden und Inhalte

Author: Michael Gehler,Silvio Vietta

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Wien

ISBN: 9783205783886

Category: Europe

Page: 543

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The Age of Cultural Revolutions

Britain and France, 1750-1820

Author: Colin Jones,Dror Wahrman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520229679

Category: History

Page: 293

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"This superb collection of essays brings together the most exciting new work in cultural and literary history. Although the authors focus on the various cultural revolutions of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the significance of their investigations extends far beyond that moment. They show how the major categories of modern social life took root in this era, but they emphasize the surprising and often paradoxical ways those developments took place. Nothing about the experience of class, gender, race, nation, sentiment or even death was pre-ordained. These essays will enable readers to take a fresh new look at the origins of modernity."Lynn Hunt, editor of The New Cultural History and coeditor of Beyond the Cultural Turn "This is a valuable and provocative set of essays. Differing markedly in subject matter, they are linked by their intelligence and concern to re-assess early modern English and French histories, and the differences conventionally drawn between them, in the light of current work on language, class, race and gender."Linda Colley, author of Britons: Forging the Nation, 1707-1837 "
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The Age of Revolutions in Global Context, C. 1760-1840

Author: David Armitage,Sanjay Subrahmanyam

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137014156

Category: History

Page: 288

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A distinguished international team of historians examines the dynamics of global and regional change in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Providing uniquely broad coverage, encompassing North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, and China, the chapters shed new light on this pivotal period of world history. Offering fresh perspectives on: • the American, French, and Haitian Revolutions • the break-up of the Iberian empires • the Napoleonic Wars. The volume also presents ground-breaking treatments of world history from an African perspective, of South Asia's age of revolutions, and of stability and instability in China. The first truly global account of the causes and consequences of the transformative 'Age of Revolutions', this collection presents a strikingly novel and comprehensive view of the revolutionary era as well as rich examples of global history in practice.
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On History

Author: Eric Hobsbawm

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780220510

Category: History

Page: 320

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The theory and practice of history and its relevance to the modern world, by Britains greatest radical historian.
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