Bandits is a book by Eric Hobsbawm, first published in It focuses on the concept of bandits within the mythology, folklore, and literature of Europe. In an age of narrow specialists, Eric Hobsbawm remains the supreme generalist. .. for sheer intelligence he has no superior in the historical. 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.

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But if all these millions of diverse, enslaved people had one thing in common it was a universal detestation of their bondage. This page was last edited on 15 Novemberat Eric Hobsbawm, a self-confessed “unrepentant communist”, was professor emeritus of economic and social history of the University of London at Birkbeck.

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The stories about bandits and robbers, the idea of the social bandit as one that is both a hero and a ‘villan’ to his own class group.

Two months later, Roosevelt and Churchill traveled to Casablanca to plot the next phase of war and achieve Germany’s “unconditional surrender. Social banditry of this kind is one of the most universal social phenomena known to history. Among social bandits there are three main historical categories: You are here Home. Bandiys cookie settings on this website are set to “allow cookies” to give you the best browsing experience possible.

Mustafa Kurt rated it liked it Sep 09, The sharpest historical mind of the last century turns his eye on pre-Marxian revolutionaries–bandits, mafias, anarchist peasants and the like– fromand what emerges is a very bandiys 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: With their advance in Northern Syria stalled, the momentum of the crusader conquest began to evaporate, and would never be recovered.

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Robin Hood, secret societies, revolutionary peasants, Mafiosi, Spanish Civil War anarchy, pre-industrial mobs and riots – all of which have fed in to our notions of dissent in the modern world.

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In this way, these two books had an influence far beyond that of their immediate subjects. Great source on this somewhat obscure banditd. Some are only know to their fellow countrymen; others like Rob Roy, Robin Hood and Jesse James are famous throughout the world.

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Eric Hobsbawm’s ‘Bandits’

This page was last edited on 24 Septemberat Bandits is a book by Eric Hobsbawmfirst published in It is certainly dated and his blindness to women as social bandits hampers the book overall, but it is a good starting point for those interested in an academic discussion of banditry, noble robbers, guerrillas, and the like.

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