By Eric J. Hobsbawm
A magisterial account of the increase of capitalism
Eric Hobsbawm's outstanding remedy of the the most important years 1848-1875 is a penetrating research of the increase of capitalism and the consolidation of bourgeois tradition. within the 1860s a brand new be aware entered the commercial and political vocabulary of the realm: 'capitalism'. the worldwide triumph of capitalism is the foremost subject of background within the a long time after 1848. The extension of capitalist economic system to 4 corners of the globe, the mounting focus of wealth, the migration of guys, the domination of Europe and ecu tradition made the 3rd region of the 19th century a watershed. it is a historical past not just of Europe yet of the realm.
Eric Hobsbawm's purpose isn't really to summarise evidence, yet to attract evidence jointly right into a ancient synthesis, to 'make feel of' the interval, and to track the roots of the current global again to it. He integrates economics with political and highbrow advancements during this aim but unique account of revolution and the failure of revolution, of the cycles of growth and droop that characterise capitalist economies, of the sufferers and victors of the bourgeois ethos.
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