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The Age of Revolution, 1789-1848 (1962)

by Eric Hobsbawm

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The gods and kings of the past were powerless before the businessmen and steam-engines of the present.

Hobsbawm's survey of these twin explosions (French revolution, Industrial revolution) is a much more melodious affair than I had imagined. The material is addressed in an almost symphonic manner: capitalism and its counterpoint. The teetering aristocracy sees France go bankrupt defending our wee American democracy. The involvement of moderates is crucial as they alone weren't burdened with the legacies of the French Revoluitonary excesses: all subsequent revolutions pause at this point, considering the penchant for Terror. Discontent and technological advances chart a new course and the question soon enough becomes, what to do with the surplus population? This largely the story of Britain and France. Greater Europe becomes central to the text with the arrival of Napoleon. Asia and the USA don't feature much and the rest of world hardly at all. ( )
  jonfaith | Feb 22, 2019 |
Muy informativo como se podria esperar y nada pesado aunque a veces se hace un poco repetitivo. En el capitulo sobre como cambio la ciencia en este periodo repite multiples veces un meta-argumento sobre la relacion entre eventos historicos y cientificos.

Un par de defectos son que:
En ningun momento hay una historia lineal en el tiempo si no que trata de cada tema centrandose en el tema en todo el periodo del tiempo saltando de arriba a abajo. Por ejemplo explica sobre la revolucion industrial, quiza hablando de 1792 que afectara en 1843 aunque ya se veia venir en 1830 por cierto que en 1770...

Da por hecho mucho conocimiento o que el lector va a estar leyendo alguna otra referencia junto con el libro (yo usaba la wikipedia) porque no es raro que deje caer hechos de los que no ha hablado todavia. De hecho en ningun momento explica los hechos principales del periodo. Si no conoces ya mas o menos la historia a grandes rasgos del periodo es facil perderse.
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  trusmis | Sep 28, 2018 |
Odlično delo, res poglobljeno, nazorno, kljub vsemu enostavno razloženo in spisano. Delo, ki res poglobi razumevanje dotičnega obdobja. Neverjetno. ( )
  IrisIV | Aug 12, 2018 |
The events took place 200 years ago and the book was written almost 60 years ago but the trends and themes are still with us today. Over and over again Hobsbawm provides succinct interpretations of the period which pull together the historical significance of the well-known events. ( )
  drsabs | Mar 27, 2016 |
Considered a classic. I found his long sentence constructions awkward, necessitating one to reread to get his meaning. Bogs down in pedantic glosses, assumes a great deal of background with various political movements. Not for the lay reader, certainly. ( )
  nog | Feb 4, 2016 |
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Eric Hobsbawn traces with brilliant clarity the transformation brought about in every sphere of European life by the Dual Revolution - the 1789 French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution that originated in Britain.
This enthralling and original account highlights the significant sixty years when industrial capitalism estalbished itself in Western Europe and when Europe secured the domination over the rest of the world it was to hold for a century.
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This magisterial volume follows the death of ancient traditions, the triumph of new classes, and the emergence of new technologies, sciences, and ideologies, with vast intellectual daring and aphoristic elegance. Part of Eric Hobsbawm's epic four-volume history of the modern world, along with The Age of Capitalism, The Age of Empire, and The Age of Extremes.

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This magisterial volume follows the death of ancient traditions, the triumph of new classes, and the emergence of new technologies, sciences, and ideologies, with vast intellectual daring and aphoristic elegance. Part of Eric Hobsbawm's epic four-volume history of the modern world, along with The Age of Capitalism, The Age of Empire, and The Age of Extremes.

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