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Description - On History by Eric Hobsbawm

In these essays, Eric Hobsbawn reflects upon the theory, practice and development of history and its relevance to the modern world. The wide-ranging papers reflect his concern with the relations between past, present and future. They deal with, among other subjects, the problem of writing history, its abuses and the historian's responsibility; with the history of society and "history from below"; with Marx and current historical trends or fashions; with Europe, the Russian Revolution and the descent into a world-wide barbarism that, he says, increasing for most of the 20th century, threatens to destroy the civilization we have inherited from the European Enlightenment of the 18th century. The essays reveal the author's passionate belief in the importance of studying history.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780349110509
ISBN-10: 0349110506
Format: Paperback
(199mm x 129mm x 26mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Abacus
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 6-Aug-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Eric Hobsbawm

Eric Hobsbawm was born in Alexandria in 1917 and educated in Vienna, Berlin, London and Cambridge. A Fellow of the British Academy and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, with honorary degrees from universities in several countries. He is the well-known author of AGE OF REVOLUTION 1789-1848, THE AGE OF CAPITAL 1848-1875 etc

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