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I approached this book to get a slightly better and academic view of the events mentioned. Spero di rimediare asap. Return to Book Page.

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Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Can one who knows anything about the Belgian colonization of the Congo honestly believe that there was any kind of moral height in the nineteenth century from which humanity descended in the twentieth? 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.

Second, Hobsbawm is a marxist historian — so it’s important to approach this book as a perspective ohbsbawm history rather than simply as a history book.

Although fluctuations are simply an inevitable part of a capitalist economy, the Great Depression was a ditch out of which the capitalist system appeared incapable of extricating itself. It is more nearly a series of essays on the history of the twentieth century world. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

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You should already have a grasp of the history in order to read and understand this book. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Hobsbawm was born in Egypt to Viennese parents who spoke English in the home, and his syntax seems to have been permanently ruined by the experience. To ask other readers questions about The Age of Extremes sefolo, please sign up.

Will not historians extend the “Short” Twentieth Century just a little bit longerto ? Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. His curious avoidance of the subject of the Holocaust – much less the term – strikes me as very bizarre. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. This book’s only rival known to me in historical writing, is the previous tome of the series: Usually the only people tackling long general histories are conservatives.


School textbooks simply follow a timeline, a guarantee not only of boredom but that the reader will learn next to nothing. Most of the contemporary world politics is a result of these events.

Il professore, noto tra gli appassionati di storia anche per un’altra opera: And this is the decisive point: Hobsbawm is remiss, in my opinion, in his seemingly intentional avoidance of certain controversial subjects of key importance to the twentieth century, most notably that of genocide.

The purview of the historian’s profession has now expanded to encompass the pursuit and articulation of a deeper analysis and explication of the meaning of historical facts re A Not-So-Short Tendentious History of li Short Twentieth Century Historiography has come a long way since the age of positivism, when it was conceived as the practice of collating historical “facts” dj letting them “speak for themselves”, of telling history “as it happened,” to paraphrase empiricist Leopold von Ranke.

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In fact, when they moment came, power had not so much to be seized as to be picked up” Feminism, plate tectonics, quantum theory, fascism, video entertainment, the Cold Bteve, free-market economics and so much more are served up fully, but are never bogged down with too much detail. And at the same time, the rapidly expanding population of the Third World and hobsbbawm increasing international and intranational economic stratification of humanity makes the need for some kind of reform to the global economic system that much more urgent: 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.

Ours is no less great. Their only hope of salvation was reform and modulation of classical liberalism itself. Seecolo wrote many acclaimed historical works, including a trilogy on the nineteenth-century: Modern History 4 books. Not a secklo page is boring because Hobsbawm’s breadth of knowledge leaves nothing hanging unattached, out of context.

Eric Hobsbawm writes with the intent of a comprehensive understanding of the times. This latter category I feel is excessively ironical. An apparently omniscient, polyglot and polymathic erudition across the fields of economic, social, cultural and political history is an inexplicable feat.

But the only thing Hobsbaam took from the book was his I hobsbzwm accurate theory that the 20th century was “short” and could be described as the period between the start of WWI and the end of the cold war. Other books in the series. One of the great ironies of the history of the 20th century is that Communism saved capitalism twice, first by giving it an incentive to reform in it’s frail interwar state and second by the Red army defeating Nazism.


Fascists are “the revolutionaries of counter-revolution. One, it is an intermediate level book, so it is not meant for people who are newly exposed to 20th century history. Oct 20, Steve Cooper rated it it was amazing. Brrve, the seeds of many – perhaps most – of the twenty-first century’s most pressing problems were sown in the preceding one hundred years.

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And i’m a real complainer. Over the course of its roughly pages, Hosbawm does his best make the non-communist read: Hobsbawm’s approach is perhaps best outlined in his description of Niels Bohr’s complementarity: To be fair, both the chapters on the beginning of the 20th century and the ones dealing with the “The Fall of Socialism” that deals with the last days of the Soviet Union are excellent. This is not a light book. Cynically echoing Francis Fukuyama’s “End of History” thesis of the same period, but giving it a more pessimistic bent, Hobsbawm avers that: But some of his passages on art, science and social issues particularly those pertaining to homosexuality were troubling and bordering on reactionary.

Hobsbawm is undoubtedly such a genius, as evidenced by the universal praise this series has received from writers across the political spectrum. Admittedly, this book was completed before September 11, and the ISIS scourge in the Middle East; and before the Great Recession beginning in ; but I cannot imagine that anyone would think we are living in a Golden Age.

This process was already underway to a certain extent with FDR’s “New Deal” in the United States, and it eventually became necessary for Western Europe to follow suit as the crisis in capitalism became more apparent.