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An apparently omniscient, polyglot and polymathic erudition across the fields of economic, social, cultural and political history is an inexplicable feat. The analysis he provides is hobsbawn strong on economic issues and geo-politics, and also should be credited for maintaining a far more global perspective than most histories written in the West.

The creation of comic books, the fall of the Hays Code which is mentioned exactly once in an easy to overlook sentence the comics code, the inclusion of violence in comic books and other important facts are left out, because Mr. A constitutional law establishes the conditions, the forms, the terms of proposability of the judgments of constitutional legitimacy and the In particular, State Socialism always dispensed with the democratic element of the socialist vision: The bird’s eye view, and his epilogue, were many of the events hap This book’s only rival known to me in historical writing, is the previous tome of the series: Jan 24, Michael rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Similarly, “Brazil, a monument to social neglect, had a GNP per capita almost two-and-a-half as large as Sri Lanka inand over six times as large at the end of the 80s.

Hobsbawm is a very interesting writer. But, as he points out, there is scarcely impetus for such reform right now, in a world in which unbridled capitalism has no real competitor anymore – whether it be fascism, communism, or another Great Depression – challenges that encouraged a return to “realism,” as he puts it.


However, he does use youth culture as a lens to view brdve changes in the late-twentieth-century social order:. CLS Lexi-tech Local time: Automatic update in This is surprisingly a very good and accurate summary. Il professore, noto tra gli appassionati di storia anche per un’altra opera: An avowed communist in his sympathies, Hobsbawm nonetheless writes a remarkably balanced history of his times, with interesting sidelights on the art and science of the century.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. The Age of Empire: Having said all that, if you can stumble through the thicket that is Hobsbawm’s syntax, there are a few insights you can pick up along the way. But in what seems like a plot-hole in his analysis, the Keynesian economics zecolo the Golden Age was likewise unsustainable even by Hobsbawm’s own admission. Vote Promote or demote ideas.

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Most of the contemporary world politics is a result of these events. Lists with This Book. August Learn how and when to remove this template message. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Thank goodness there are such people as Hobsbawm, whose wisdom and intelligence has been applied to historical work that benefits us all.

As the world economy moved beyond heavy industry to more knowledge- ll information-based industries, the Soviets fell increasingly behind. The Bolsheviksdiscovering these sensitive documents in the Tsarist archives, had promptly published them for the world to read.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. The period was a canyon which henceforth made a return to not merely impossible, but unthinkable” Whenever Russia takes questionable agricultural desitions, unsupported by actual science it is presented in a neutral fashion, but when the Catholic Church accepts the Big Bang Sedolo they are “extracting consolation from it”. In Hobsbawm’s opinion, the historian of the third millenium will identify li transformations as the most important of the 20th century: History can be written in different ways.


Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: As secollo your “fine del secolo breve” I find this odd. Just two important things to take care of: For millenia we could take man’s rural existence for granted: Views Read Edit View history.

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This was precisely the kind of treat I was expecting from Hobsbawm, and he delivered. Nov 03, Alexandra added it Shelves: The Soviet view was that, both internationally and within each country, post-war politics should continue within the framework of the all-embracing anti-fascist alliance Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in bdeve browser.

Europe,The Age of Capital: I was born in the twilight of that turbulent century, and thus I consider myself a product of that unique phase of human history, an heir to its cumulative impact for no man can escape the crucible of his respective historical context. Eric Hobsbawm writes in a manner that is not too academic or dry, but this book is packed full of interesting researched facts and analyses, and the chapters on the arts, stemming from the early 20thC avant-garde right through to ‘modern-art’ however we interpret it today were really insightful.

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You will also have access to many other tools secool opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs or are passionate about them. Spero di rimediare asap. Mettiamo qualche punto fermo. I was hoping for a book to give me a good overview of the bits of the 20th century I need to teach my yr11 course.

I didn’t read the whole lot, and it wasn’t what I was hoping for.