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    DescriptionHistorian Eric Hobsbawm is possibly the foremost chronicler of the modern age. His panoramic studies of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, stretching from the French Revolution to the fall of Soviet communism, have informed the historical consciousness of scholars and general readers alike. At the same time, his writings on labour movements and socialist politics have occupied a central place in left-wing debates. Despite this, no extended study of Hobsbawm's work has yet been attempted Gregory Elliott fills this gap in exemplary fashion. Elliott analyses both the scholarly record of Hobsbawm and the intellectual and political journey that his life represents. In doing so, he seeks to situate Hobsbawm's thought within the context of a generalised crisis of confidence on the Left after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Rich in content and written in Elliott's authoritative and highly readable style, this book is a must for anyone with an interest in Hobsbawm and the crisis of the Left.


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    Title
    Hobsbawm
    Subtitle
    History and Politics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gregory Elliott
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780745328447
    ISBN 10: 074532844X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    BIC subject category V2: HBAH
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    B&T General Subject: 650
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037060
    DC22: 907.202
    LC classification: JA
    Abridged Dewey: 320
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: POL010000, HIS037070
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHAH
    Publisher
    PLUTO PRESS
    Imprint name
    PLUTO PRESS
    Publication date
    15 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Gregory Elliott is a Visiting Fellow at Newcastle University. His books include Ends in Sight (Pluto, 2008), Perry Anderson: The Merciless Laboratory of History (1998) and Althusser: The Detour of Theory (2nd edition, 2006).
    Review quote
    The remarkable and prolific works of Eric Hobsbawm have gone too long without a serious critical analysis which treats them as an evolving whole. In a closely argued and highly readable account, Gregory Elliott sets out to fill this gap. ... a revealing exploration. -- Justin Rosenberg, Reader in International Relations, University of Sussex Shrewdly and eruditely, guided by critical sympathy, Gregory Elliott provides an informative and insightful accounting of Hobsbawm and the politics he tried to uphold. -- Geoff Eley, Karl Pohrt Distinguished University Professor of Contemporary History, Department of History, University of Michigan Gregory Elliott's shrewd and characteristically elegant intellectual biography of Hobsbawm is a timely intervention [...] studded with judicious and sometimes stiletto-sharp criticisms. -- Red Pepper
    Table of contents
    Preface Acknowledgements 1 Formative Experiences, Refounding Moments 2 The International and the Island Race 3 Enigmatic Variations Conclusion: The Verdict of the World Notes Bibliography Index