"The Age of Empire"
A review of Eric Hobsbawm's book "The Age of Empire" which cover the period from 1875 to 1914.
# 100013 | 1,113 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 |
Published on Dec 11, 2007 in English (Analysis) , History (European - 20th Century) , History (European - 19th century) , History (General) , Literature (General)
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This paper discusses how Hobsbawm, in his book "The Age of Empire", delves deeply into the economic and political events of the period between 1875 and 1914 and considers how such movements affected workers, human relations, the arts and the sciences. The paper describes how Hobsbawm writes clearly and covers the period thoroughly, not addressing specific historical events as much as general trends and movements over that period. The paper relates that the book provides insight about the links between different parts of the world and how these links developed and discusses the intellectual forces that shaped social and political movements and which helped to identify this period as the age of empire.
From the Paper:"Eric Hobsbawm's book The Age of Empire is one of several books the author has written on different periods in history, this one covering the period from 1875 to 1914. This book was published in 1987. By the beginning of this period, as Hobsbawm notes, history was truly global, with almost all parts of the world known and mapped, with most areas accessible by ship and railroad, with travel reduced to a matter of weeks rather than months, with a growing population in most of the world, with the West industrialized and other parts of the world trying to follow suit, and with the gap between the developed world and the Third Worlds narrowing as never before. Hobsbawm sees the world of the time as being in two parts, the developed world and the world that lagged behind, though even among the nations of each grouping there were wide disparities (12-16)."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Hobsbawm, Eric. The Age of Empire. New York: Vintage Books, 1987.
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