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Bandits is a study of the social bandit or bandit rebel robbers and outlaws who are not regarded by public opinion as simple criminals but rather as champions of social justice as avengers or as primitive resistance fighters Wheth. The sharpest historical mind of the last century turns his eye on pre Marxian revolutionaries bandits mafias anarchist peasants and the like from 1789 1900 and what emerges is a very colorful portrait of people usually rural in origin although Hobsbawm does spend a chapter on the urban mob who are usually not talked about in broad ranging histories on unrest and revolution we see Italian peasants turn to the Mafia Spanish peasants embrace Bakunian anarchism English workers embrace various religious ideologies and rural peoplesfrom across Europe look to Robin Hood type figures to help deal with the troubles of modern industrial society A compelling read

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Bandits author Eric J. Hobsbawm

Er Balkan haiduks Indian dacoits or Brazilian congaceiros their spectacular exploits have been celebrated and preserved in story and myth Some are known only to their own countrymen others like Robin Hood Rob Roy and Jesse James a. you are probably not as interested in doomed idealistic bozos but this a little treasure of their brave failuresHobsbawm can be a little tendentious but we re all tendentious he just owned his tendentiousness also the postscript in the paperback I read hipped me to this Richard white article

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Re famous throughout the world Setting the historical figures against the ballads legends and films they have inspired the author's examples range across the last four hundred years and come from Europe the Americas Africa and Asi. Great story badly told


10 thoughts on “Bandits author Eric J. Hobsbawm

  1. says:

    The only two chapters apart from the appendices and updated postscript that were most relevant and interesting were the ones regarding the role the Russian Anarchist Bandits played during the early 20thC but Hobsbawm really does not like them being Anarchists and so on up until the Civil War after the 1917 Revolution oddly Nestor Makhno is not mentioned in this short book and the chapter on Expropriation with an excellent short biography o

  2. says:

    uite uneven and perhaps scholarly than I would have liked it to be It falls far from Hobsbawm's standard of combining great

  3. says:

    The sharpest historical mind of the last century turns his eye on pre Marxian revolutionaries bandits mafias anarchist peasants and th

  4. says:

    This is a concise survey of the social phenomenon of banditry and why it is different than plain criminality as well as political revolutionaries although it obviously shares significant features of both As always Hobsbawm'

  5. says:

    you are probably not as interested in doomed idealistic bozos but this a little treasure of their brave failuresHobsbawm can be a little tendentious but we're all tendentious he just owned his tendentiousness al

  6. says:

    Robin Hood Pancho Villa enormous numbers of obscure backwoods bandits you’ll never of heard of are supposed to have robbed from the rich to give to the poor Hobsbawm takes a swing at this confusion of myth and

  7. says:

    Because Hobsbawm is the author I'm awarding 3 stars Had the author been unknown 2 stars would probably be my rating Frankly I found the book m

  8. says:

    Great story badly told

  9. says:

    uite useful for my research though I would have appreciated a list of outlaw characters that could serve as an example

  10. says:

    Interesting ramble around the bandit as a phenomenon from mainly rural peasant societies Looks at the roles played by Expropriators Haiduks Avengers Noble Robbers and It is in the chapters where their opposition to state authority is analysed where this book really fide its feet; the sense of action and purpose if occasionally murderous possessed by some of the figures in the book is an example of anti authoritarianism that sham