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  • Captain Swingby Eric Hobsbawm; George Rude

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 26.95

    The classic social history of the Great English Agricultural Uprising of 1830, from one of the greatest historians of our age. For generation upon generation, the English farm laborer lived in poverty and degradation. With the onset of the Industrial Revolution, however, new forces came into play?and when capitalism swept from the cities into... more...

  • Interesting Timesby Eric Hobsbawm

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 30.00

    Eric Hobsbawm is considered by many to be our greatest living historian. Robert Heilbroner, writing about Hobsbawm?s The Age of Extremes 1914-1991 said, ?I know of no other account that sheds as much light on what is now behind us, and thereby casts so much illumination on our possible futures.? Skeptical, endlessly curious, and almost contemporary... more...

  • On Empireby Eric Hobsbawm

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 19.95

    In there four incisive and keenly perceptive essays, one of out most celebrated and respected historians of modern Europe looks at the world situation and some of the major political problems confronting us at the start of the third millennium. With his usual measured and brilliant historical perspective, Eric Hobsbawm traces the rise of American... more...

  • Age Of Capital 1848-1875by Eric Hobsbawm

    Orion 2010; US$ 32.68

    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.... more...

  • Banditsby Eric Hobsbawm

    Orion 2010; US$ 18.67

    BANDITS is a study of the social bandit or bandit-rebel - robbers and outlaws who are not regarded by public opinion as simple criminals, but rather as champions of social justice, as avengers or as primitive resistance fighters. Whether Balkan haiduks, Indian dacoits or Brazilian congaceiros, their spectacular exploits have been celebrated and preserved... more...

  • Age of Revolution 1789-1848by Eric Hobsbawm

    Orion 2010; US$ 32.68

    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... more...

  • How to Change the Worldby Eric Hobsbawm

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 23.34

    In the 162 years since Karl Marx?s Das Kapital was published, the doctrine that bears his name has been embraced by millions in the name of equality, and just as dramatically has fallen from grace with the retreat of communism from the western world. But as the free market reaches its extreme limits in the economic and environmental fallout, a reassessment... more...

  • Age of Revolution 1789-1848by Eric Hobsbawm

    Orion 2010; Not Available

    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... more...

  • Age Of Empire 1875-1914by Eric Hobsbawm

    Orion 2010; US$ 56.03

    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... more...

  • How to Change the Worldby Eric Hobsbawm

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; Not Available

    In the 162 years since Karl Marx?s Das Kapital was published, the doctrine that bears his name has been embraced by millions in the name of equality, and just as dramatically has fallen from grace with the retreat of communism from the western world. But as the free market reaches its extreme limits in the economic and environmental fallout, a reassessment... more...