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The splendid finale to Eric Hobsbawm’s study of the nineteenth century, THE AGE OF EMPIRE covers the area of Western Imperialism and examines the forces that swept the world to the outbreak of World War One- and shaped modern society.

Reviews

A superb achievment, incisive, illuminating and readable
Sunday TIMES
Magnificent
The GUARDIAN
A superbly rich and erudite portrait of a society which was evolving rapidly under a avriety of pressures - economic, technological and political
TLS
Hobsbawm is a master historian
INDEPENDENT