Eric hobsbawm is considered by many the greatest historian alive the age of revolution 1789 1848 is the first installment of his four volumes history of modernity although written in 1962 its still fresh and perhaps even more relevant today in our post end of history era. Profundity of the revolution which broke out between 1789 and 1848 and forms the greatest transformation in human history since the remote times when men invented agriculture and metallurgy writing the city and the state this revolution has transformed and continues to trans form the entire world. The first in eric hobsbawms 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. The first best of ej hobsbawms age of series covers all the most familiar aspects including a great deal before 1789 of the industrial enlightenment or as hobsbawm memorably calls it the dual revolution the interaction of british industrial transformation with french political upheaval. The age of revolution 1789 1848 by eric hobsbawm book review and in the liberated spanish and french ones in and after the french revolution however while the west indies were now with some non british exceptions an area of legally free agriculture numerically slavery continued to expand in its two great remaining strongholds
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