On History

On History

by Eric Hobsbawm
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1565844688

ISBN-13: 9781565844681

Pub. Date: 09/01/1998

Publisher: New Press, The


Few historians have done more to change the way we see the history of modern times than Eric Hobsbawm. From his early books on the Industrial Revolution and European empires, to his magisterial 1995 study of the "short twentieth century," Age of Extremes, Hobsbawm has become known as one of the finest practitioners of his craft.

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Few historians have done more to change the way we see the history of modern times than Eric Hobsbawm. From his early books on the Industrial Revolution and European empires, to his magisterial 1995 study of the "short twentieth century," Age of Extremes, Hobsbawm has become known as one of the finest practitioners of his craft.

On History brings together his brilliant and challenging reflections on the uses, and abuses, of history. Ranging from considerations of "history from below" and the "progress" of history to recent debate on the relevance of studying history and the responsibility of the historian, On History reflects Hobsbawm's lifelong concern with the relations between past, present, and future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565844681
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
09/01/1998
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
726,443
Product dimensions:
0.67(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Preface............................................................vii
1  Outside and Inside History........................................1
2  The Sense of the Past............................................10
3  What Can History Tell Us about Contemporary Society?.............24
4  Looking Forward: History and the Future..........................37
5  Has History Made Progress?.......................................56
6  From Social History to the History of Society....................71
7  Historians and Economists: I.....................................94
8  Historians and Economists: II...................................109
9  Partisanship....................................................124
10  What Do Historians Owe to Karl Marx?...........................141
11  Marx and History...............................................157
12  All Peoples Have a History.....................................171
13  British History and the Annales: A Note........................178
14  On the Revival of Narrative....................................186
15  Postmodernism in the Forest....................................192
16  On History from Below..........................................201
17  The Curious History of Europe..................................217
18  The Present as History.........................................228
19  Can We Write the History of the Russian Revolution?............241
20  Barbarism: A User's Guide......................................253
21  Identity History Is Not Enough.................................266
Notes..............................................................278
Index..............................................................291

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