Hobsbawm: History and Politics

Hobsbawm: History and Politics

Gregory Elliott


Historian Eric Hobsbawm is in all probability the key chronicler of the trendy age. His panoramic reviews of the 19th and 20th centuries, stretching from the French Revolution to the autumn of Soviet communism, have knowledgeable the historic recognition of students and normal readers alike. even as, his writings on labour pursuits and socialist politics have occupied a principal position in left-wing debates. regardless of this, no prolonged research of Hobsbawm's paintings has but been tried Gregory Elliott fills this hole in exemplary fashion.

Elliott analyses either the scholarly list of Hobsbawm and the highbrow and political trip that his existence represents. In doing so, he seeks to situate Hobsbawm's notion in the context of a generalised predicament of self assurance at the Left after the autumn of the Berlin Wall.

Rich in content material and written in Elliott's authoritative and hugely readable kind, this ebook is a needs to for a person with an curiosity in Hobsbawm and the difficulty of the Left.

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