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Emile Chabal
Reader in History, University of Edinburgh

Emile Chabal is reader in history at the University of Edinburgh and the director of the Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History. He is a specialist of 20th-century French history and politics. He has published a wide variety of academic books and articles. He also writes about contemporary politics for British, French, Indian and German media outlets. His next project is an intellectual biography of the Marxist historian, Eric Hobsbawm.

Written by Emile Chabal

Essay/
Political Philosophy
The voice of Hobsbawm

How the Marxist ideas of a British historian ended up on the bookshelves of Indian civil servants and Brazilian housewives

Emile Chabal

Essay/
History
Les Anglo-Saxons

Not just American or British, the Anglo-Saxon is a mirror to Frenchness: the country’s alter-ego and most feared enemy

Emile Chabal