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TheAge of Capital, 1848-1875 By Eric Hobsbawm

TheAge of Capital, 1848-1875
by Eric Hobsbawm

Hobsbawm's brilliant history, beautifully repackaged as an Abacus History Great
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TheAge of Capital, 1848-1875 Summary


The first and best, major treatment of the crucial years 1848-1875, a penetrating analysis of the rise of capitalism throught the world. In the 1860s a new word entered the economic and political vocabulary of the world: 'capitalism'. The global triumph of capitalism is the major theme of history in the decades after 1848. It was the triumph of a society which believed that economic growth rests on competitive private enterprise, on success in buying everything in the cheapest market (including labour) and selling it in the dearest. An economy so based, and therefore nestling naturally on the sound foundations of a bourgoisie composed of those whom energy, merit and intelligence had raised to their position and kept there, would - it was believed - not only create a world of suitably distributed material plenty but of ever-growing enlightenment, reason and human opportunity, an advance of the sciences and the arts, in brief a world of continuous and accelerating material and moral progress.

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Sku
GOR001299702
Title
TheAge of Capital, 1848-1875
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
Year published
Number of pages
416
ISBN 10
0349104808
ISBN 13
9780349104805
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N/A
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