Chronicling the Age of Hobsbawm: A Q&A With Historian Richard Evans
For many years, Eric Hobsbawm (1917–2012) was the world’s best-known academic historian. Translated into more than 50 languages, most of his more than 30 titles have never gone out of print. In Brazil alone, his books have sold close to a million copies. Concepts first coined by Hobsbawm—the social bandit, the long 19th century, the invention of tradition—have become household phrases and spawned entire fields of research. His magisterial trilogy on the period from 1789 to 1914, The Age of Revolution, The Age of Capital, and The Age of Empire, continues to shape our understanding of the era. His account of the “short twentieth century,” The Age of Extremes, which he published when he was 77, cemented his worldwide fame.
Faber, Sebastiaan. "Chronicling the Age of Hobsbawn: A Q&A with Historian Richard Evans. The Nation. April 26, 2019. https://www.thenation.com/article/chronicling-the-age-of-hobsbawm-a-hobsbawm-communism-history-labour-party-richard-evans/.