Il secolo breve by Eric J. Hobsbawm, , che per l’ occasione è stata realizzata da Gipi (nome d’arte di Gianni. Il secolo breve. ( L’epoca piu’ violenta della storia dell’umanita’). by Hobsbawm Eric J. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles. Un ‘secolo breve’ anche per l’accelerazione sempre più esasperata impressa Eric Hobsbawm, nato nel , affronta qui un compito arduo e affascinante anche per Apologia della storia: o Mestiere di storico (Piccola biblioteca Einaudi.

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Bedtime reading for the kids. That so-called “ethnic cleansings” were a salient idiosyncrasy of the twentieth century can be easily apprehended from their punctuation of its beginning, the Armenian Genocide ofand its end, the massacres in the Balkans and Rwanda, the latter of which unfolded just as Hobsbawm’s book was being published.

Books by Eric Hobsbawm. Thatcherite Britain and Reaganite America of the s were the paragons of this shift to laissez-faire economics.

The Age of Extremes: A History of the World, 1914-1991

Not only does the book predict many of the phenomena we’re encountering now, but its focus ohbsbawm the actors and forces with the most persistent and profound presence in history a clarity that clearly owes a debt of gratitude to Marx provides a perspective that we can use to understand current events.

Feminism, plate tectonics, quantum theory, fascism, video entertainment, hobwbawm Cold War, free-market economics and so much more are served up fully, but are never bogged down with too much detail. Hobsbawm’s approach is perhaps best outlined in his description of Niels Bohr’s complementarity: In the fascinating middle of Hobsbawm’s text – where his powers of analysis are probably at their most acute – he demonstrates that the welfare state and affluence eroded social capital, particularly the class-consciousness of the working class.

Life became individualized and fractures formed between certain segments of the proletariat, in ssecolo “I” took precedence over “we”.

The human being, in its actual Being, is in each individual case ‘what’ and how it already has been. However, as the modest hosbawm rating I gave this book suggests, I am not wholly enamoured of it. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.


Caesar doesn’t have the slightest idea what’s really going on. There is no better to place to start than with these books. But jl precisely was its impact?

For the adult reader, the many pages will fly by.

His observations, numerous and sometimes outside the box, trying to make sense of this new century so bad and that does not end much better, they are seeking mechanisms, explanations motion acceleration beyond us more they try to open new perspectives on the new century the book is written in the early s.

Just two important things to take care of: Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. And at the same time, the rapidly expanding population of the Third World and the increasing international and intranational economic stratification of humanity makes the need for some kind of reform to the global economic system that much more urgent: The reader also needs to understand this is not a ‘history’ in any ordinary sense of the word.

Of course it serves only to underscore Hosbawms own beliefs. But it seems he’d had a lifetime to consider communism and hadn’t quite strayed from the idea that world-wide revolution was still the answer. Jan 24, Michael rated it really liked it Recommends it for: In the absence of gods and our inability to step outside of history to view it objectively the nearest that we can come to a god’s eye view is human genius.

For anyone interested in understanding the modern world and their place in it, a sound grasp of modern history is indispensable.

To be fair, I felt that Hobsbawm restrained his politics a lot of the time – or at least tried to – perhaps out of respect for his mainstream readership. How someone can actually defend the stalinist regime is beyond me.

Hosbawm feels his readers will be more interested in architecture and fahsion. If the twentieth century was short, he was nevertheless full well, even aecolo full. Hobsbawm divides into three periods: But can this really be said, in hindsight?

Il secolo breve Eric J. Hobsbawm, B. Lotti: : Books

I was born in the twilight of that turbulent century, and thus I consider myself a product of that unique phase of human history, an heir to its cumulative impact for no man can escape the crucible of his respective historical context. He is, of course, right in that the capitalist nations often commited attrocities Not a history book Hosbawm’s “The Age Of Extremes Over the course of its roughly pages, Hosbawm does his best make the non-communist read: Set up a giveaway.


Well, as I dont like them totalitarian ideas, this history hobwbawm by sevolo Communist was not very appetising. My second re-read, and I still do not understand what she really meant, although being older and allegedly more wiser, I still fail to fully grasp her meaning.

It is hobsbaw, a narrative and those less familiar with the events would be better with Martin Gilbert or John Roberts’ efforts. I also found his commentary on the origins of the trend of women working outside the household to be thought-provoking.

Within that he discusses three sub periods: Hobsbawmcalls “the short vi century,” ranging from the start of World War One to the breakup of the Soviet Union. This was coupled with technological displacement of industrial labour which further reduced the proportion of blue-collar citizens in Western countries and created the ‘rustbelt’ phenomenon. La lotta di classe come lotta tra sdcolo ha classe Hobsbawm e chi no.

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Rather than reform their socio-political structure they relied on oil exports until the structural deficiencies of the regime were unavoidable. I didn’t read the whole lot, and it wasn’t what I was hoping for. This played directly into the hands of Stalin, who modified the original Bolshevik vision to mean “socialism in one country” and proceeded to build up the USSR at the expense of fomenting revolution elsewhere in the world. He effectively describes “the weaknesses of the self-serving party bureaucracy of the Brezhnev era; a combination of incompetence and corruption” and is stinging about Maoism.