• The Age of Revolution

  • 1789-1848
  • By: Eric Hobsbawm
  • Narrated by: Hugh Kermode
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Europe
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (108 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

This magisterial volume follows the death of ancient traditions, the triumph of new classes, and the emergence of new technologies, sciences, and ideologies, with vast intellectual daring and aphoristic elegance. 

Part of Eric Hobsbawm's epic four-volume history of the modern world, along with The Age of Capitalism, The Age of Empire, and The Age of Extremes.

©1962 The Trustees of the Eric Hobsbawm Literary Estate (P)2020 Tantor

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Brilliant Materialist Interpretation

Hobsbawm's four-volume survey of European history from the French Revolution to the Fall of the Eastern Bloc is the premier materialist text of its generation. While giving solid notice to culture and politics, Hobsbawm's first interest is in the movements of economics and production, and how these tides shaped the broader history of the period.

Readable, engaging, fast-paced - an indispensable survey of the past two centuries.

Kermode's reading is solid - but the audio quality is poor. Tantor usually does better - how about a remix?

Still - five stars for this extraordinary book!

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nane dropper

Lots of credit for lots of scholars with snippets about why some were included

Not well organized
often don't know where or when we are.