17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
An excellent overview of world history,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Age Of Empire: 1875-1914 (Paperback)
The Age Of Empire is an interesting account of recent world history. Hobsbawm has attempted to combine a variety of previously differentiated aspects such as economic, military and political history into a single volume to give an overall view. The book is not predominantly a factual account of the period covered but rather an explanation / observation of world events. The book is biased towards European history which is perhaps justified due to European precedence in the world at this period in time. I would recommend this book as an interesting and informative read.