His early childhood was spent in ViennaAustria and Berlin, Germany.
Yet Hobsbawm was also acutely aware of the longer term social and economic transformations that were unfolding across the continent, including vast waves of migration from the countryside to the cities.
Throughout, Hobsbawm writes with unrivalled clarity, making his historical arguments and political commentary compelling and urgent even at a distance of decades. On a subsequent trip he ended up translating for Che Guevara he had picked up the language in Spain in the s. For Hobsbawm, mainland Latin America loomed much larger.
The neo-feudal system was by no means old: It took place mainly in the countryside, where it had a marked class aspect — pitting not only poor peasants against rich ones, but a rising middle layer against its rivals. But its roots, he argued, lay in the absence of a genuine social revolution at the national level.
Something radically new must take its place. Apart from the piece on Cuba and an extract from Age of Extremes dealing with the Mexican revolution, revolutions are more potential than actual here: The bulk of the items included here were written between and This certainly makes sense: That historical cycle may now have run its course, as centre right governments have won or usurped power in Argentina, Brazil, Honduras and elsewhere.The Age of Capital: [Eric Hobsbawm] on caninariojana.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
In this book, Eric Hobsbawm chronicles the events and trends that led to the triumph of private enterprise and its exponents in the years between and /5(21). About The Age of Capital In this book, Eric Hobsbawm chronicles the events and trends that led to the triumph of private enterprise and its exponents in the years between and Along with Hobsbawm’s other volumes, this book constitutes and intellectual .
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