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History after Hobsbawm: Writing the Past for the Twenty-First Century

John H. Arnold, Matthew Hilton, and Jan Rüger


What does it mean—and what might it yet come to mean—to write ‘history’ in the twenty-first century? This volume brings together leading historians from across the globe to ask what being an historian should mean in their particular fields of study. Taking their cue from one of the previous century’s greatest historians, Eric Hobsbawm, and his interests across many periods and places, the essays approach their subjects with an underlying sense of what the best role an historian might seek to play, and attempt to help twenty-first century society to understand ‘how we got here’. They present ne ... More

Keywords: future, history, historian, Eric, Hobsbawm, specialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198768784
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198768784.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John H. Arnold, editor
Professor of Medieval History, University of Cambridge

Matthew Hilton, editor
Professor of Social History, Queen Mary University of London

Jan Rüger, editor
Professor of History, Birkbeck, University of London

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