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Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Historian Eric Hobsbawm dies aged 95

If you're interested in the history of national musical traditions, you may have read one of Eric Hobsbawm's classic texts, The Invention of Tradition.   We have it in the Whittaker Library, along with another book for which he wrote the introduction.

Hobsbawm died on 1st October 2012, aged 95.  Here's the BBC obituary, with a podcast of Hobsbawm talking about history.

One of a generation of Marxist historians, Hobsbawm's take on history was markedly different to the more conventional historical approach, because of the Marxist attitude to class distinctions.

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