On History Hardcover – 9 Jun 1997
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Engaging...always instructive. (THE OBSERVER)
Full of the author's characteristic merits ...authoritative and highly relevant. (THE NEW STATESMAN)
Brilliant (Sunday TIMES) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
A selection of papers reflecting Eric Hobsbawm's fascination with history and how we can learn from it.See all Product Description
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He looks at concepts such as progress and history, economics and history, Marxism and history, and History from Below. Anyone studying the subject now owes a great debt to Eric Hobsbawm, and every student should read this book.
The essays that comprise this book are well written, clearly argued, and highly fascinating. While Hobsbawn does engage with historical events, this book is more concerned with the critique of historical analysis and methodology. He persuasively makes the point that history is ‘real’ (not a social construct, as post-modernists claim), that it can be understood, and that it needs to be understood – so as not to be repeated. Hobsbawn is interested in explaining how history ought to be studied – through engagement with the broader study of society (and, especially, economic circumstances). He rejects the notion that history is defined by kings, treaties and battles. Rather, actual history concerns the lives – and living conditions – of ordinary people, and is essentially a history ‘from below’.Read more ›
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Another fine addition to the history section of my home library from a great modern historian.
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Very useful book to set you thinking. Rather heavy going but as a reference book, none better.Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
Put simply, this book uses a thousand words where ten might suffice. Half the time I don't think the author knew what he was rambling on about. Read morePublished on 19 Feb. 2011 by B. Fenning
I bought this book thinking it was about history. I was mistaken. This is no fault of the author, who writes very well; but what he writes about (at least in this book) is not... Read morePublished on 15 Jun. 2009 by Mr. N. S. Wedd