The Age Of Empire
In ‘The Age of Empire (1875 – 1914)’ Eric Hobsbawm discusses the evolution of European economics, politics, arts, sciences, and cultural life from the height of the industrial revolution to the First World War. Hobsbawm combines vast erudition with a graceful prose style to re-create the epoch that laid the basis for the twentieth century.
Eric Hobsbawm (1917-2012) was educated in Vienna, Berlin, London, and Cambridge. He was Professor of Economic and Social History at Birbeck College, University of London. He also taught at Stanford, MIT, Cornell, and the New School for Social Research. A Fellow of the British Academy and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he was the author of more than 20 books of history including ‘The Age of Revolution’, ‘The Age of Capital’, ‘The Age of Empire’, and ‘The Age of Extremes’.
The Age of Empire 1875-1914 is the third of Eric Hobsbawm’s quartet of books covering the tumultuous rise of the modern industrialised world