Long nineteenth century
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The long 19th century, defined by Eric Hobsbawm, a British Marxist historian and author, after Fernand Braudel's "long 16th century" idea, refers to the period between the years 1789 and 1914. Hobsbawm lays out his analysis in The Age of Revolution: Europe, 1789–1848; The Age of Capital: 1848–1875; and, The Age of Empire: 1875–1914.
The period begins with the French Revolution that established a republic in Europe and ends with the start of World War I, upon the conclusion of which in 1918 the long-enduring European power balance of the 19th century proper (1801–1900) was eliminated.
A sequel to the above-mentioned trilogy, The Age of Extremes: The Short Twentieth Century, 1914–1991, details the short 20th century beginning with World War I and ending with the fall of the Soviet Union.
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