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Title: A Historian of World Society: A Study of the Historian Eric Hobsbawm and a Critique of His Age of Capital
Authors: Dodoo, V.
Keywords: world history
world society
working class
Issue Date: Aug-2008
Publisher: Journal of Science and Technology
Citation: Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 28 No. 2, 2008 pp 102-116
Abstract: Professor Eric Hobsbawm may be described as a professional Marxist historian. The subjects he writes about include labour, artisans, peasants and the working class or, in short, the “forgotten majority” in the society. He regards himself as a historian of society and he practices dynamic history which is the interpretation of society with a view to changing it for the better. He has suggested that the pre-condition for history must be the existence of a total unit or system and has, accordingly, argued that world history - which he has undertaken in Age of Capital is only possible after 1848 when it became possible to think of the world as one unified economy.
Description: Article published in the Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 28 No. 2, 2008 pp 102-116
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/5250
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