Eric Hobsbawn, 1917-2012

Obituary ‘He knew everything’ Eric Hobsbawm, 1917–2012 Eric Hobsbawm often told the story of his life, saying that it offered an interesting point of view for the historian he became. He was born in 1917 in Alexandria, in an Egypt then a British protectorate, to Jewish parents. His paternal grandfather was a Polish cabinetmaker who […]