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Matthew Edwards Obit: Eric J Hobsbawm (1917-2012) (42) RE: Obit: E J Hobsbawm 02 Oct 12


Sorry to learn of the death of Eric Hobsbawm; besides the obituary the Guardian also honoured him with an editorial article.

My personal favourite among his books is the one he wrote with George Rudé, Captain Swing, on the agricultural rebellions and riots in England in the 1830's. Well worth reading, especially if you want to understand what a song like The Hard Times of Old England really means.

Matthew


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