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On History

by Eric J. Hobsbawm

ISBN 1565843932 / 9781565843936 / 1-56584-393-2
Publisher New Press
Language English
Edition Hardcover
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Few historians have done more to change the way we see the past than Eric Hobsbawm. From his early books on the Industrial Revolution and European empires, to his magnificent study of the "short twentieth century," The Age of Extremes, Hobsbawm has come to be known as one of the finest practitioners of his craft. Available now for the first time in an affordable paperback edition, On History brings together his most important essays on the study and practice of history. Ranging from early considerations of "history from below" and the "progress" of history, to recent debate on the relevance of studying the past, On History is an essential work from one of our preeminent thinkers [via]