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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A wonderful social history, from the view of bandits, outlaws, etc. Slavery itself came in many shapes and sizes. His influential three-volume history of the 19th and 20th centuries, published between andput a new concept on the historiographical map: Retrieved 24 September In an age of narrow specialists, Eric Hobsbawm remains the supreme generalist Difficult Women by Roxane Gay.

But an old freed man or woman in, say Cuba or Brazil in the s, had lived through its destruction clean across the Americas. Refresh and try again. The first insider account, timed to the 75th anniversary of Camp DavidCamp David is American diplomacy’s secret hobsabwm.

Bandits by Eric Hobsbawm

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You are here Home. And yes, Pancho Villa is mentioned who still holds an almost romantic appeal in South America to this dayalong with Zapata who had more of serious agrarian programme compared the military one of Pancho Villa.

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The Noble Robbers are the romanticized concept of noble criminals who fight injustice and have a large popularity with the lower classes; key figures include Robin HoodDIego Corrientes and Juro Janosik. This was an interesting little book on the phenomenon of outlaws and bandits; honestly a group I’ve never thought much about — and the conditions and inequalities that lead to their rise.

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Books by Eric Hobsbawm. Feb 24, Sergio Forest rated it it was amazing. First major historical survey published in that I know about on this topic, updated and revised third edition updated in is the version I read. Yet within a mere seventy-five years during the nineteenth century slavery had vanished from the Americas: A wise as well as an exciting book, a very valuable addition to the history of mentalities and to that of popular protest My library Help Advanced Book Search. For sheer intelligence he has no superior in the historical profession.

Eric Hobsbawm’s ‘Bandits’

Social banditry is a widespread phenomenon that has occurred in many societies throughout recorded historyand forms of social banditry still exist, as evidenced by piracy and organized crime syndicates. An interesting read on populist criminals that stands the entire traditional approach to banditry on its head. 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.


Here he expanded his field of vision enormously, taking in banditry across the world from China to Brazil. Later social scientists have also discussed the term’s applicability to more modern forms of crime, like street gangs and the economy associated with the trade in illegal drugs.

Age is Just a Number by Charles Eugster. Eric Hobsbawm, a self-confessed “unrepentant communist”, was professor emeritus of economic and social history of the University of London at Birkbeck.

In Eric Hobsbawm’s masterful study, Primitive Rebels, he shines a light on the origins of contemporary rebellion: Jim Rimmer rated it really liked it Aug 16, The cookie settings on this website are set to hobsbaem cookies” to give you the best browsing experience possible. Quite uneven and perhaps more scholarly than I would have liked it to be. Historical and Political Essays. Slavery varied enormously from one crop to another- sugar, tobacco, rice, coffee, cotton. Thus he was not entirely rescuing them from what E.

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