Eric Hobsbawm

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Eric Hobsbawm
Hobsbawm in 2011
Hobsbawm in 2011
BornEric John Ernest Hobsbawm
9 June 1917
Alexandria, Sultanate of Egypt
Died1 October 2012 (aged 95)
London, England
OccupationHistorian, social theorist and author
CitizenshipBritish
Alma materKing's College, Cambridge University
GenreWorld history, Western history
SpouseMuriel Seaman (1943–1951);
Marlene Schwartz
ChildrenJoshua Bennathan, Julia and Andy Hobsbawm

Eric John Ernest Hobsbawm, CH, FBA, FRSL (/ˈhɒbz.bɔːm/; 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.

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