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عصر امپراطوری، ۱۸۷۵ - ۱۹۱۴ (Modern History #3)

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اثر حاضر تاریخ اقتصادی، اجتماعی و سیاسی قرن نوزدهم را در بر میگیرد، دورانیکه ویژگی آن پیروزی جامعهی لیبرالی و بورژوایی بود، دوران صلح و آرامشی بیسابقه که به قدرتهای بزرگ امکان داد تا مستعمرات را تسخیر کنند، دورانیکه آبستن حوادث آینده بود: جنگ جهانی اوّل، زایش جنبشهای کارگری و سوسیالیستی، پیدایش خاستگاههای ژرف انقلاب روسیه و امپریالیسم غربی. در اینعصر استکه میتوان تکوین جنب ...more
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Published 2006 by نشر اختران (first published 1987)
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Luís Blue Coltrane
It is one of the great ironies of history that the very period which witnessed the triumph of the European imperial nations (the “Great Powers”) was precisely the same period which saw the growth of those forces that would result in the cataclysm of World War I and its aftermath, with which we yet live. How it was that one society, Europe, came to dominate the world, but could not resolve its own internal contradictions, is the theme of Eric Hobsbawm’s The Age of Empire: 1875-1914, the culminati ...more
John
Mar 03, 2014 John rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was great...now I need to read the two books that come before, "Age of Revolution" and "Age of Capital." I'm doing this all out of order! I think that might be interesting though, to work backwards through the long 19th century rather than forwards.
I think the best way to think about this book is to treat it as if you are taking a class with Hobsbawm. You knew he was a Marxist, but hey, so what - agreeing that Marx was on to something with his interpretation of history will not turn you int
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Chris
May 23, 2009 Chris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
Wow! I've just finished Hobsbawm's survey of the major historical, political, economic, and cultural developments of the nineteenth century, of which this is the third volume. And let me say, it was well worth it! This is history that engages you, and has something really interesting to say. It doesn't shrink from the unenviable task of saying something bold about a time period that is still contested by its interpreters.

I think this was the best of the three volumes (the first covers the French
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Justin Evans
Jun 01, 2009 Justin Evans rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history-etc
As good as his 'Age of Capital' was, this is even more impressive, perhaps because more happened which can be written about easily. The previous book in the series is a description of the triumph of capitalism and the bourgeoisie, which is fascinating but almost impossible to write about. This one has more in the way of discrete events, which make for better reading, but should be viewed in the context of the earlier book.
Bertrand
This is the third volume of Hobsbawm's thematic history of the long XIXth century: I have not read the two previous ones, but I now intend to. It is also understandably a reference, although one maybe best appreciated by those who already have a sense of the events of the period: the author prefers, against the usual chronological take of those kinds of broad histories, to tackle the following themes in separate chapters: economy, imperialism, the bourgeoisie, the working classes and socialism, ...more
Yann
Jul 20, 2011 Yann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Véritablement synthétique et instructif.
Jorge Gómez
Feb 16, 2015 Jorge Gómez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Si tuviese que calificar a los 3 tomos de la Historia del largo siglo XIX de Hobsbawm, definitivamente este estaría en el primer lugar.

En este tercer tomo, Hobsbawm logra una gran síntesis entre la descripción de las características y transformaciones propias del período (y su influencia en el siglo XX) y las condiciones materiales que propiciaron estas. No utiliza como herramienta teórica la división artificial (y algo tediosa) de los tomos precedentes sobre las revoluciones y las crisis económ
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Manuel J.
Nov 07, 2013 Manuel J. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's a privilege to travel through History with Hobsbawm. This book describes a quite short period, but one that shows an acceleration of social transformation like no one before: a brief 40 years that changed the world for ever. It is amazing how Europe walked in into a catastrophe, at the same time as social evolution was peaking, democracy was, at least apparently, becoming of age, and economic globalization was attained. And, at the end, everything together "conspired" to plunge most of the ...more
Christopher
Dec 19, 2014 Christopher rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
You would think that even with my pretty large leftward turn in the past 7 or so years I would have become more accommodating to this book which I once loathed in undergrad, but the fact is that my opinion remains the same for even the silly immature me of then was pretty spot on when it came to my criticisms of it (and Hobsbawn in general). His complete lack of understanding of any culture outside of western Europe by his fixation of a doctrinaire and limiting framework of analysis smacks of so ...more
Paul
Oct 07, 2015 Paul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Eric Hobsbawm’s The Age of Empire is the third in a series that attempts to tell the story of the “long nineteenth century” through a Marxist perspective. As such, he focuses heavily on intellectual and economic developments that occurred during his period of study (1875-1914) and eschews a detailed recapitulation of high politics in favor of an analysis of transformations at the social and cultural levels (which are, albeit, driven ultimately by economic concerns). Each chapter discusses one of ...more
Jackson Cyril
Hobsbawm's analytic eye is masterful in this work; he proposes radical theses supplements and supplements them with irrefutable facts. While his narrative is heavily focused on Euro-America, he certainly does not ignore the rest of the world. This is perhaps, with the possible exception of Huizinga's "Waning of the Middle Ages", the best historical work I have ever read.
εδουάρδος
Το τρίτο βιβλίο ενός εξαιρετικού τετράτομου έργου («Η εποχή των επαναστάσεων 1789-1848», «Η εποχή του Κεφαλαίου 1848-1875», «Η εποχή των Αυτοκρατοριών 1875-1914», «Η εποχή των Άκρων 1914-1991») που αποτελεί λαμπρή παρακαταθήκη του μαρξιστή διανοούμενου στην παγκόσμια ιστοριογραφία των δυο περασμένων αιώνων.

Μια αναλυτική ματιά στην εποχή που χαρακτηρίστηκε από την ύπαρξη των τεράστιων αυτοκρατοριών, με τις οικονομικές αντιφάσεις, την ανέμελη ζωή της μπελ επόκ, αλλά και την σταδιακή μετάβαση σε μ
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Francisca
Jun 19, 2016 Francisca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Since August 1914 we have lived in the world of monstrous wars, upheavals and explosions which Nietzsche prophetically announced. That is what has surrounded the era before 1914 with the retrospective haze of nostalgia, a faintly golden age of order and peace, of unproblematic prospects.

Anyone interested in contemporary history should read this book.

Anyone interested in knowing how we are where we are should read this book.

Anyone interested in knowing why papers today have the same layout of
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Tony Gualtieri
Sep 03, 2015 Tony Gualtieri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hobsbawm writes impeccably, but I find his perfectly formed sentences turgid in aggregate. Of course, one does not read Hobsbawm for his prose but for his brilliant ideas. His understanding and sympathy for all strata of European society (and this is at heart a European history) are refreshing. Like Braudel, this is an analysis of the effects of economics on civilization rather than a chronicle of political events. It's impressive that the chapter on the origins of the First World War barely men ...more
Juan Manuel Wills
El mundo burgués generó desarrollos muy importantes para los habitantes de Europa Occidental particularmente; incrementó de manera importante los niveles de vida de una porción significativa de la sociedad, introdujo innovaciones claras en las ciencias, en lo educativo, en el comercio global y en el intercambio entre diferentes culturas. Mejoró la productividad, las comunicaciones, la alimentación...Pero también incorporó consigo tendencias negativas y difíciles que cambiaron para siempre la int ...more
Alice
Oct 24, 2013 Alice rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It has been a few years since I read "Age of Extremes: The Short Twentieth Century (1914-1991)" and looking around Powell's this summer for a good general European history book on this time period I found a used copy of "The Age of Empire: 1875-1914." I'm so glad I picked this up, and plan to continue in reverse chronological order with "The Age of Capital: 1848-1875" and then "Age of Revolution: Europe 1789-1848." I'm left wondering what 2014 will look like, 100 years after the First World War ...more
Jules
Dec 09, 2015 Jules rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent overview of the historical trends of the period leading up to the First World War, covering all aspects including economic, political, cultural, sociological and scientific. Thoroughly researched and well-written, this book does demand a reasonable knowledge of the main events and protagonists of the era and the ability to follow some complex arguments. Look elsewhere for a simpler introduction to this period if you are new to it; Horrible Histories this ain't!
Ron
Jul 12, 2016 Ron rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gorgeous, mind-swelling cultural and political history of the Belle Époque in Europe and those fateful years before the Great War. Hobsbawm's range and erudition are staggering and humbling: the sources are translated, by him, from German, French, and Italian (though, surprisingly, not Russian). Some may be initially put off slightly by Hobsbawm's penchant for Marxist terminology, but any fair reader will quickly recognize that she is in the hands of a master, one who writes delicious pose and h ...more
Joana Marinho
Jan 28, 2016 Joana Marinho rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 19th-century
Very elucidative display of the main events which took place between 1874 and 1914. The emancipation of women, the massification of art and culture, the political mass movements, the great Empires and an analysis of the causes of the World War 1 in a very clear language
Will Bell
Jun 25, 2016 Will Bell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: modern-history
I dont think there are many more thought-provoking books than this one. It is the synthesis of so much knowledge, analysis and detail into such a short and cogent book that makes this one of the best books I've ever read. "Age of Extremes" and "Age of Revolution" will often take the plaudits and the attention, mainly thanks to the higher profile of the events covered. However, it is this book, which properly details an evolution of the human race which had far greater ramifications for our socie ...more
Danijel Brestovac
Sep 29, 2013 Danijel Brestovac rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


Čas imperija

str. 19- in če so se navadni ljudje iz katerega koli dela sveta izselili iz svojih domov kam drugam in tam postali mezdni delavci, s tem pa pripadniki kategorije "revež", jih je bilo po drugi strani nesmiselno označevati s to kategorijo v njihovem rodnem kraju.

Str. 28- v "razvitem" svetu pa je zdaj vendarle denar in ne več rojstvo, razlike v pravni svobodi ali stan, določal razdelitev skoraj vseh privilegijev družbene ekskluzivnosti.

Str. 36- vsekakor sta bila stara modrost in stari
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Titus Hjelm
Feb 06, 2014 Titus Hjelm rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant as its predecessors. Hobsbawm seems to get better closer to the end of the 'long 19th century' he gets. Outlines the rise of imperialism, the bourgeoisie and the revolutionary movements of the early 20th century, but goes far beyond political history. Great stuff.
Neal
Dec 26, 2015 Neal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: world-history
Chapters on Great Depression of 1873-1895 and Belle Époque, empire, revolutions, and origins of World War I are the best parts. A little dry, and like the previous book the organization leaves something to be desired. The recommended reading list at the end though is fantastic (just needs a few post-1987 additions). Enough books in there to keep me busy for the next few years.
Chris
Aug 20, 2010 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: extemp
An exploration of the social forces that shaped Western society from the Franco-Prussian War until WWI.

I'd read Hobsbawms' Age of Extremes about 1914-1991 before, and was unimpressed; but this was a terrific read and an interesting take from a Marxist (not just in the economic sense, but in the historical sense) take on the Gilded Age, or the belle epoque, an age much like our own in which world trade and economic prosperity (despite increasing economic inequality) made war and conflict between
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Andrew
I'm going backwards through Hobsbawm's history of the world. More explicitly Marxist in its analysis than many of the other works of his I've read, it's an interesting (if rather Eurocentric) tale of the time in which colonial and imperial power just grew and grew, culminating in the First World War and Russian Revolution. And Hobsbawm does a decent job of weaving together economic, social, cultural, and political history into a discrete unit. While it's necessarily going to be light on detail, ...more
Fred LaPolla
Jul 16, 2011 Fred LaPolla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an informative read providing the final installment of Hobsbawm's trilogy concerning the long 19th century, defined as 1789 to 1914. This volume, concerning the period from the 1870s to 1914 was more interesting in many ways than the preceding sections in that it effectively traced the origins of much of the world as it was to be known throughout the 20th century as well as laying bare the emerging fissures that were to bring the end of the belle epoque.
Crystal
Nov 01, 2009 Crystal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hobsbawm's stance on Socialism made me wonder how the book would have been different if it had been written in 1990 instead of 1988, or even today, given the capitalism of the world's largest communist nation-state. Nevertheless, I was able to accept his argument that the age of empire, with its creation of the nation-state and division of the world to serve the capitalist interests of these nation-states, radically changed human history.
Justino
Jun 20, 2007 Justino marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
excellent analysis: this is an excellent multifaceted analysis of the long 19th century that is so significant not only to european but to world history. flowing freely between critical political, economic, and cultural analysis, hobsbawm clearly connects the complex developments of the period and enlightens the reader on their significance. a must read for anyone studying european and world history.
Odhran
Nov 02, 2012 Odhran rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, history
Another excellent thematic history in the series. This one is much better on stuff like feminist struggle, although the crass economism of orthodox-ish Marxism comes out a few times. Marxists can be really bad at feminism sometimes. Obviously the major events of the First World War and the Russian Revolution dominate this book - probably more the latter, which isn't too surprising.
Patrick Bair
May 27, 2014 Patrick Bair rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: politics, history
Another excellent chapter(s) in Hobsbawm's epic work. About the period ending in 1914, the mother of all cliffhangers.
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Eric Hobsbawm, a self-confessed "unrepentant communist", was professor emeritus of economic and social history of the University of London at Birkbeck. He wrote many acclaimed historical works, including a trilogy on the nineteenth-century: The Age of Revolution, The Age of Capital, and The Age of Empire, and was the author of The Age of Extremes: The Short 20th Century 1914-1991 and his recent au ...more
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