Eric J. Hobsbawm (1917-2012)
The Age of Revolution. Europe 1789–1848

London. Folio Society. 2005. xviii, 412 pages.

Eric J. Hobsbawm (1917-2012)

About the Author
Eric Hobsbawm was born in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1917 and was educated in Vienna, Berlin, London and Cambridge. A Fellow of the British Academy and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, with honorary degrees from universities in several countries, he taught until retirement at Birkbeck College, University of London, and since then at the New School for Social Research in New York.


  • List of Maps
  • Preface
  • Introduction

Part I. Developments

  1. The World In The 1780S
  2. The Industrial Revolution
  3. The French Revolution
  4. War
  5. Peace
  6. Revolutions
  7. Nationalism

Part II. Results

  1. Land
  2. Towards An Industrial World
  3. The Career Open To Talent
  4.  The Labouring Poor
  5. Ideology: Religion
  6. Ideology: Secular
  7. The Arts
  8. Science
  9. Conclusion: Towards 1848
  • Maps
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index