On History

On History

by Eric Hobsbawm
     
 

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
Product dimensions:
0.67(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Outside and Inside History1
2The Sense of the Past10
3What Can History Tell Us about Contemporary Society?24
4Looking Forward: History and the Future37
5Has History Made Progress?56
6From Social History to the History of Society71
7Historians and Economists: I94
8Historians and Economists: II109
9Partisanship124
10What Do Historians Owe to Karl Marx?141
11Marx and History157
12All Peoples Have a History171
13British History and the Annales: A Note178
14On the Revival of Narrative186
15Postmodernism in the Forest192
16On History from Below201
17The Curious History of Europe217
18The Present as History228
19Can We Write the History of the Russian Revolution?241
20Barbarism: A User's Guide253
21Identity History Is Not Enough266
Notes278
Index291

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