Eric John Ernest Hobsbawm, CH, FBA, FRSL (9 Juin 1917 – 1 October 2012) wis ane o the maist prominent 20t century Breetish an Warld historians o the Marxist schuil of thocht. Ootthrou his life he remeenit a confirmed memmer o the Breetish Communist Pairty. His best-kent warks include his trilogy aboot the lang 19t century (The Age of Revolution: Europe 1789–1848, The Age of Capital: 1848–1875; The Age of Empire: 1875–1914), The Age of Extremes on the short 20t century; an an editit vollum which introduced the influential idea o "inventit traditions".
- Historian Eric Hobsbawm dies, aged 95, BBC News UK, 1 October 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
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