The age of extremes a history of the world 1914 1991 eric hobsbawm on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers dividing the century into the age of catastrophe 1914 1950 the golden age 1950 1973 and the landslide. The age of extremes a history of the world 1914 1991 takes as its subject matter what its author eric j hobsbawm calls the short twentieth century ranging from the start of world war one to the breakup of the soviet union. For hobsbawm the age of extremes follows those of revolution capitalism and empire on which he has already written at length and with great distinction this age is further subdivided into the age of catastrophe 1914 50 the golden age 1950 75 and the landslide 1975 to 1991 and beyond. Get this from a library the age of extremes a history of the world 1914 1991 e j hobsbawm mazal holocaust collection in this masterful and highly accessible study of our times one of the worlds leading historians sheds exciting new light on our understanding of the twentieth century with incisive assessments of . As a history it reflects the authors great erudition and is impressive in the scope of the material that it masters but it also the age of extremes a history of the world 1914 1991 foreign affairs
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