Disputatio:Ericus Hobsbawm

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"historicus religionis Iudaicae"?[fontem recensere]

I can't see any evidence of it, on this page or the English one. If he has written on this subject, we'd better cite one of the texts concerned. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 14:46, 22 Iulii 2007 (UTC)

What is meant, I think, is that both parents were Jewish people, so at least English wikip. --Alex1011 14:56, 22 Iulii 2007 (UTC)
Oh, I see. I wondered if that was it. Still, I didn't see anything about his religion on the English page. I'll check again. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 15:01, 22 Iulii 2007 (UTC)
I still don't see anything there about his religion. I changed the article to say that both his parents were Jews -- OK? Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 15:19, 22 Iulii 2007 (UTC)

Orthographia nominis[fontem recensere]

The registrar's error in spelling his name seems a very minor detail -- these things happen often -- so I moved it to a footnote. Hope that's OK. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 15:01, 22 Iulii 2007 (UTC)

OK, but: Many would tend to spell Hobsbawn, but now, with Hobsbaum in the background the strange spelling is explained. --Alex1011 18:07, 22 Iulii 2007 (UTC)
I'm afraid I don't understand this, Alex. Who would tend to spell it "Hobsbawn"? That spelling is not mentioned on the page at all. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 18:20, 22 Iulii 2007 (UTC)
Search engines (to avoid hidden advertisement) show quite a lot of "Eric Hobsbawns" who also were born in Alexandria. I myself, of course, always spelled it correctly :-) --Alex1011 19:59, 22 Iulii 2007 (UTC)
Oh, I see! Yes, the misspellings we find on the Web (always by other people, of course) continually surprise us ... Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 20:24, 22 Iulii 2007 (UTC)

thank you ..[fontem recensere]

It's exactly what I believed to have written (i.e both his parents were Jews) sorry for my poor Latin.--Massimo Macconi 15:32, 22 Iulii 2007 (UTC)

No problem, Massimo -- I understand now! I hope what I wrote is aceptable ... Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 16:16, 22 Iulii 2007 (UTC)