Age Of Revolution: 1789-1848

Author: Eric Hobsbawm

Publisher: Hachette UK

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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.

Age Of Capital: 1848-1875

Author: Eric Hobsbawm

Publisher: Hachette UK

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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.

Age Of Empire: 1875-1914

Author: Eric Hobsbawm

Publisher: Hachette UK

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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'.

The Age of Capital, 1848-1875

Author: Eric J. Hobsbawm

Publisher: Vintage

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 354

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An overview of world history between 1848 and 1875 chronicles the revolutions, wars, social and cultural changes, and the advance and impact of capitalism

The Age of Extremes

A History of the World, 1914-1991

Author: Eric J. Hobsbawm

Publisher: Vintage

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Category: History

Page: 627

View: 478

An overview of the history of the twentieth century reviews the legacy of two world wars, the Depression, the end of colonialism, the Cold War, the collapse of the USSR, and the era's technological and scientific advances

Humanizing the Economy

Co-operatives in the Age of Capital

Author: John Restakis

Publisher: New Society Publishers

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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How the largest social movement in history is making the world a better place.

The Rise of Financial Capitalism

International Capital Markets in the Age of Reason

Author: Larry Neal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

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Based on computer analysis of price quotes from the eighteenth-century financial press, this work reevaluates the evolution of financial markets.

Labor and Capital in the Age of Globalization

The Labor Process and the Changing Nature of Work in the Global Economy

Author: Berch Berberoglu

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 221

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This book offers a timely analysis of work and labor processes and how they are rapidly changing under globalization. The contributors explore traditional sectors of the U.S. and world economies - from auto to steel to agriculture - as well as work under new production arrangements, such as third world export processing zones. Many chapters analyze changing dynamics of gender, nationality, and class. The contributors explain why more intensified forms of control by the state and by capital interests are emerging under globalization. Yet they also emphasize new possibilities for labor, including new forms of organizing and power sharing in a rapidly changing economy.

Technology and Capital in the Age of Lean Production

A Marxian Critique of the "New Economy"

Author: Tony Smith

Publisher: SUNY Press

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 199

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The first defense of Marxian political economy against the common interest claims of "lean production."