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.
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|
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- 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.
- Interview with Eric Hobsbawm and Donald Sassoon: European Identity and Diversity in Dialogue, Barcelona Metropolis, Spring 2008.
- Eric Hobsbawm interviewed by Alan Macfarlane, 13 September 2009 (film).
- Where have the rebels gone? An interview with Eric Hobsbawm (video), Books & Ideas, 21 January 2010.
- World Distempers: interview with Eric Hobsbawm, New Left Review 61, January–February 2010.
- Brief bio and links to articles, Spartacus Educational
- "Professor Eric Hobsbawm" on Desert Island Discs, 10 March 1995.
- Remembering Eric Hobsbawm, Historian for Social Justice. Eric Foner for The Nation. 1 October 2012.