Hobsbawm's classic history, repackaged as an Abacus History Great
The splendid finale to Eric Hobsbawm's study of the nineteenth century, THE AGE OF EMPIRE covers the area of Western Imperialism and examines the forces that swept the world to the outbreak of World War One- and shaped modern society.
Magnificent - The GUARDIAN
A superb achievment, incisive, illuminating and readable - Sunday TIMES
A superbly rich and erudite portrait of a society which was evolving rapidly under a avriety of pressures - economic, technological and political - TLS
Hobsbawm is a master historian - INDEPENDENT
Eric Hobsbawm was a Fellow of the British Academy and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Before retirement he taught at Birkbeck College, University of London, and after retirement at the New School for Social Research in New York. Previous books include AGE OF EXTREMES, THE AGE OF REVOLUTION and THE AGE OF EMPIRE. He died 1st October 2012