Synopses & Reviews
A collection of essays about history and how it is recorded, a quarter of which are previously unpublished. Professor Eric Hobsbawm is the well-known author of "The Age Of Revolution, The Age Of Capital, The Age Of Empire" and "The Age Of Extremes". "Engaging... always instructive" "The Observer".
In these essays, the author reflects on the theory, practice and development of history and its relevance to the modern world. The wide-ranging papers demonstrate Hobsbawm's concern with the relations between past, present and future, including the writing of history.