Few historians have done more to change the way we see the past than Eric Hobsbawm. From his early books on the Industrial Revolution and European empires, to his magnificent study of the "short twentieth century," The Age of Extremes, Hobsbawm has come to be known as one of the finest practitioners of his craft. Available now for the first time in an affordable paperback edition, On History brings together his most important essays on the study and practice of history. Ranging from early considerations of "history from below" and the "progress" of history, to recent debate on the relevance of studying the past, On History is an essential work from one of our preeminent thinkers
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Eric Hobsbawm was born in Alexandria in 1917 and educated in Austria, Germany and England. He taught at Birkbeck College, University of London, and then at the New School for Social Research in New York. In addition to The Age of Revolution, The Age of Capital, The Age of Empire and The Age of Extremes, his books include Bandits, Revolutionaries, Uncommon People, and his memoir Interesting Times. Eric Hobsbawm died in 2012.Review :
Eric Hobsbawn surveys the writings of modern historians with the magisterial gaze of a man who has seen both the rise of Hitler and the fall of Communism.... The insights and convictions of this book draw less on the author's theory than on his vast experience. -- The New York Times Book Review, Allen D. Boyer
Occasion for celebration. -- Library Journal
Thoughtful and knowledgeable... tempered with the sophistication and insights of an erudite and influential historian. -- Los Angeles Times
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Description du livre New Press, 1997. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire M1565843932
Description du livre New Press, 1997. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P111565843932