|Titles:||Fractured Times, Interesting Times|
Eric Hobsbawm was widely acknowledged as the most important left-wing historian of the twentieth century. Born in Alexandria in 1917, he grew up in Vienna and Berlin in the 1930s. After coming to Britain he read history at Cambridge and from 1947 taught for many years at Birkbeck College, University of London, where he became Emeritus Professor, as well as holding visiting fellowships at universities around the world. He had seventeen honorary doctorates and many other awards and honours.
His quartet on the 'long' nineteenth century (The Age of Revolution, The Age of Capital and The Age of Empire) and the 'short' twentieth century (Age of Extremes) has been translated into many languages and acclaimed by Niall Ferguson as 'the best starting-point I know for anyone who wishes to begin studying modern history'. Hobsbawm also wrote on many other subjects, including a memoir, Interesting Times. In 2011 he published a collection of essays on Marx and Marxism, How to Change the World, and before his death in October 2012 had recently completed work on a new collection, Fractured Times, published by Little, Brown in March 2013.
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