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Eric John Ernest HobsbawmCHFBAFRSL (9 June 1917 ? 1 October 2012) was a British Marxist historian, public intellectual, and author. His best known works include the trilogy about the long 19th centuryThe Age of Revolution: Europe 1789?1848The Age of Capital: 1848-1875 and The Age of Empire: 1875?1914; and an edited volume which introduced the influential idea of ‘invented traditions‘. via Wikipedia

I was lucky enough to hear about the works of Prof. Hobsbawm in my undergraduate years. His formulation of the idea of invented traditions became a guideline for me…

Historian Eric Hobsbawm dies, aged 95

BBC News? – 2 hours ago
Eric Hobsbawm, one of Britain’s most eminent historians, has died at the age of 95, his family confirm.

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