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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

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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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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

  • Paperback
  • 240
  • Bandits by Eric J. Hobsbawm
  • Eric J. Hobsbawm
  • English
  • 20 February 2017
  • 9780349113029

About the Author: Eric J. Hobsbawm

Eric Hobsbawm a self confessed unrepentant communist was professor emeritus of economic and social history of the University of London at Birkbeck He wrote many acclaimed historical works including a trilogy on the nineteenth century The Age of Revolution The Age of Capital and The Age of Empire and was the author of The Age of Extremes The Short th Century and his recent au.



10 thoughts on “Bandits by Eric J. Hobsbawm

  1. says:

    The only two chapters apart from the appendices and updated postscript that were most relevant and interesting

  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 prose with scientific rigour and for the greatest part I was bored with repetitive comments on banditry and uite long lists of bandits' namesNonetheless the book is uite original if not in style at least in the topic which is uite obscure and it would not be an overstatement to say that this is the definit

  3. says:

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

  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's Marxist

  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 also the pos

  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 history from an historical Marxist perspectiveHobsbawm’s central argument is for the historical existence of “the social bandit” not ordinary criminals but people accepted by peasant communities as engaging

  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 mostly turgid confusing Hobsbawm has certain theories about the nature of bandits rebels righters of social wrongs in myth flesh blood but I damned if I can tell you what they are Nevertheless he does r

  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

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