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Eric Hobsbawm traces the transformation brought about in every sphere of European life by the dual revolution - the 1789 French revolution and the Industrial Revolution that originated in Britain. This original account highlights the significant 60 years when industrial capitalism established itself in Western Europe and when Europe established the domination over the rest of the world it was to hold for half a century.
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The first volume of Hobsbawm's classic and universally acclaimed trilogy on the 19th century, beautifully repackaged as an Abacus History Great

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Eric Hobsbawm was born in Alexandria in 1917 and was educated in Vienna, Berlin, London and Cambridge. He is a fellow of the British Academy and currently lectures for the New York School of Social Research.

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'The work is challenging, learned, brilliant in its analytical power, wide-ranging in its lucid exposition of literary, aesthetic and scientific achievments and packed with novel insight.' - ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW 'Brilliant.' - TLS

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