Monday, October 1, 2012

RIP Eric Hobsbawm (1917-2012)

One of the great historians of the last century, Hobsbawn wrote three magnificent books (albeit from a Marxist orientation) about the nineteenth century: The Age of Revolution: 1789-1848; The Age of Capital: 1848-1875; and The Age of Extremes: A History of the World 1914-1991. Each is highly recommended, though none is the only historical treatment you should read about that era.

Here is The Guardian's obituary.

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