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RIP Hobsbawn

Posted Oct 1, '12 at 8:24am

nichodemus

nichodemus

11,853 posts

Knight

One of the genuinely great historians of today, admired by supporters and detractors alike, ferocious in his assertions, breathtakingly refreshing and immensely knowledgeable; his death will be a loss to the discipline and to the Marxist school of history. (And hence warrants a thread in the WERP)

(Side point, anyone here reads his works? This will probably die fast, but oh well!)

 

Posted Oct 1, '12 at 11:38am

goumas13

goumas13

4,486 posts

A brilliant and prolific historian, one of the greatest intellectuals of the last century. While Marxism is not my cup of tea, all his books are very educational and highly recommended, especially his "Age of ..." series.
RIP.

 

Posted Oct 1, '12 at 12:36pm

Skyla

Skyla

297 posts

Hobsbawm* :P

I thoroughly enjoyed his "The Age of Extremes", with the exception of his mainly Eurocentric perspective to that period. He was a remarkable historian. RIP.

 

Posted Oct 2, '12 at 5:03am

nichodemus

nichodemus

11,853 posts

Knight

Heh, my Brit teacher with his weird Sussex accent keeps calling it Hobsbawn with a silent m :p. Apologies!

 
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