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Hobsbawm in 2011
|Born||Eric John Ernest Hobsbawm
9 June 1917
Alexandria, Sultanate of Egypt
|Died||1 October 2012 (aged 95)
|Occupation||Historian, social theorist and author|
|Alma mater||King's College, Cambridge University|
|Genre||World history, Western history|
|Spouse||Muriel Seaman (1943–1951);
|Children||Joshua Bennathan, Julia and Andy Hobsbawm|
Eric John Ernest Hobsbawm, CH, FBA, FRSL ( 9 June 1917 – 1 October 2012) was a British Marxist historian. He worked on the rise of industrial capitalism, socialism, and nationalism. His best-known works include his trilogy about what he called the "long 19th century" (The Age of Revolution: Europe 1789–1848, The Age of Capital: 1848–1875 and The Age of Empire: 1875–1914), The Age of Extremes.
- Maya Jaggi, "A question of faith", The Guardian, 14 September 2002.
- Richard W. Slatta, "Eric J. Hobsbawm’s Social Bandit: A Critique and Revision" , A Contracorriente, 2004.
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