Age Of Capital 1848-1875

Age Of Capital 1848-1875

Eric J. Hobsbawm

A magisterial account of the increase of capitalism

Eric Hobsbawm's fantastic remedy of the an 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 observe entered the commercial and political vocabulary of the realm: 'capitalism'. the worldwide triumph of capitalism is the key topic of heritage within the a long time after 1848. The extension of capitalist economic climate to 4 corners of the globe, the mounting focus of wealth, the migration of fellows, the domination of Europe and eu tradition made the 3rd zone of the 19th century a watershed. this can be a historical past not just of Europe yet of the area.
Eric Hobsbawm's purpose isn't really to summarise evidence, yet to attract evidence jointly right into a old synthesis, to 'make experience of' the interval, and to track the roots of the current international again to it. He integrates economics with political and highbrow advancements during this target but unique account of revolution and the failure of revolution, of the cycles of growth and stoop that characterise capitalist economies, of the sufferers and victors of the bourgeois ethos.

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