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The Resource Eric Hobsbawm : a life in history, Richard J. Evans

Eric Hobsbawm : a life in history, Richard J. Evans

Label
Eric Hobsbawm : a life in history
Title
Eric Hobsbawm
Title remainder
a life in history
Statement of responsibility
Richard J. Evans
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This biography of Eric Hobsbawm offers new insight into one of the most influential intellectual figures of the twentieth century. Born in Alexandria, Egypt, of second-generation British parents, Hobsbawm was orphaned at 14 in 1931. Living with an uncle in Berlin, he experienced the full catastrophic force of world economic depression. In this frenetic atmosphere the only political choice was between Nazism and Communism. As a non-German and a Jew, the Nazi Party was out of the question and Hobsbawm's lifelong allegiance to Communism was formed. As a radical student and then young academic at Cambridge, Hobsbawm became a pioneer of social history. Eventually he gained international fame for the trilogy that he wrote over the course of decades, covering what he termed "the long nineteenth century"--The Age of Revolution, The Age of Capital, and The Age of Empire. Some have even argued that these comprehensive surveys, which ranged across the entire continent of Europe, changed the way history could be written. They held sway not only among historians but generations of general readers, some who went on to have prominent careers in politics or business. As a committed Marxist, which defined and guided his perspective on history, Hobsbawm was a controversial figure but also, almost uniquely and universally, someone who commanded respect even among those who did not share, or who even outright rejected, his political beliefs. Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History deepens our understanding of the significant influence both Marxism and Communism have had on leading twentieth-century intellectuals, and brings to life one of its most colorful and intellectually compelling practitioners. It is an intellectual life of the twentieth century itself
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Evans, Richard J
Dewey number
907.2/02
Index
index present
LC call number
D15.H63
LC item number
E38 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hobsbawm, E. J.
  • Historians
  • Communist college teachers
  • Communism and intellectuals
  • Jews, German
Label
Eric Hobsbawm : a life in history, Richard J. Evans
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
'The English boy' 1917-1933 -- 'Ugly as sin, but a mind' 1933-1936 -- 'A freshman who knows about everything' 1936-1939 -- 'A left-wing intellectual in the English army' 1939-1946 -- 'Outsider in the movement' 1946-1954 -- 'A dangerous character' 1954-1962 -- 'Paperback writer' 1962-1975 -- 'Intellectual guru' 1975-1987 -- 'Jeremiah' 1987-1999 -- 'National Treasure' 1999-2012
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 785 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ;
Isbn
9780190459642
Lccn
2018051780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • on1048934334
  • (OCoLC)1048934334
Label
Eric Hobsbawm : a life in history, Richard J. Evans
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
'The English boy' 1917-1933 -- 'Ugly as sin, but a mind' 1933-1936 -- 'A freshman who knows about everything' 1936-1939 -- 'A left-wing intellectual in the English army' 1939-1946 -- 'Outsider in the movement' 1946-1954 -- 'A dangerous character' 1954-1962 -- 'Paperback writer' 1962-1975 -- 'Intellectual guru' 1975-1987 -- 'Jeremiah' 1987-1999 -- 'National Treasure' 1999-2012
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 785 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ;
Isbn
9780190459642
Lccn
2018051780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • on1048934334
  • (OCoLC)1048934334

Library Locations

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      49.280188 -123.114755
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