Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Eric Hobsbawm

Eric Hobsbawm, the eminent 19th and 20th Century historian, died on Monday aged 95. He was known for his detailed, yet accessible works, but also for his political beliefs, remaining committed to Marxism long after the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. You can read his obituary here, a BBC news report here, and some extracts from his writing here, and an assessment of his legacy by other historians here.

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