Revolutionaries

Revolutionaries

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by Eric Hobsbawm
     
 

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“One of the few genuinely great historians of our century” according to the New Republic, Eric Hobsbawm has produced a canon of landmark books—including The Age of Capital, The Age of Revolution, Bandits, and The Age of Extremes—that has both set the standard for radical scholarship and influenced…  See more details below

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“One of the few genuinely great historians of our century” according to the New Republic, Eric Hobsbawm has produced a canon of landmark books—including The Age of Capital, The Age of Revolution, Bandits, and The Age of Extremes—that has both set the standard for radical scholarship and influenced historical thinking across the political spectrum.

Now back in print after thirty years, Revolutionaries is vintage Hobsbawm, written masterfully amid one of the century’s most intense periods of political and social upheaval, putting those events in historical context. Few observers were as astute as Hobsbawm at probing, criticizing, and clarifying radical movements, whether in Beijing or Berkeley. Ranging from historical investigations into communism to contemporary appraisals of revolutionary movements and meditations on Marxism, Hobsbawm’s commentaries are essential guides to ideas and people that changed the face of the twentieth century.

Hobsbawm’s essays retain a freshness that speaks both to his brilliance as a writer and scholar, as well as to the perennial importance of his subjects. At a time when the very concept of revolution has been largely discredited, these essays remind us of the enduring importance of radical investigations into—and solutions to—society’s persistent inequalities and injustices.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"An unusually rewarding book; almost every item bears witness to Professor Hobsbawm’s sharp intelligence and felicitous style."
TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

"A highly readable, lucid and well written book from which any student of contemporary revolutions can derive a great deal of profit."
NEW STATESMAN

"For sheer intelligence, Hobsbawm has no superior in the historical profession."
THE GUARDIAN

"What distinguishes Hobsbawm is his ability to describe, make sense of, and provoke debate about the changing nature of the modern world as a whole."
THE WASHINGTON POST

Times Literary Supplement
An unusually rewarding book; almost every item bears witness to Professor Hobsbawm's sharp intelligence and felicitous style.
New Statesman
A highly readable, lucid and well-written book from which any student of contemporary revolutions can derive a great deal of profit.
Guardian
For sheer intelligence, Hobsbawm has no superior in the historical profession.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565846982
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
0.71(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

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Eric Hobsbawm was born in Alexandria in 1917 and educated in Austria, Germany and England. He taught at Birkbeck College, University of London, and then at the New School for Social Research in New York. In addition to The Age of Revolution, The Age of Capital, The Age of Empire and The Age of Extremes, his books include Bandits, Revolutionaries, Uncommon People, and his memoir Interesting Times. Eric Hobsbawm died in 2012.

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