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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Other editions – View all Bandits Eric J. For this new edition Hobsbawm has substantially extended and revised his original text. Apr 10, Christoforos Nikolaou rated it liked it.
I thought it was interesting and engaging, though I’ve moved it to the other-nonfiction shelf since I’m not sure it’s entirely of use to an extemper. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click “Accept” below then you are consenting to this.
There was one striking exception Quite uneven and perhaps more scholarly than I would have liked it to be.
Eric Hobsbawm’s ‘Bandits’
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Some are only know to their fellow countrymen; others like Rob Roy, Robin Hood and Jesse James are famous throughout the world. Ceyda Becerikli rated it really liked it Aug 28, It focuses on the concept of bandits within the mythologyfolkloreand literature of Europe, specifically it’s relation to classical Marxist concepts of Class struggle.
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Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman. Hobsbawm ‘s key thesis was that outlaws were individuals living on the edges of rural societies by robbing and rric, who are often seen by ordinary people as heroes or beacons of popular resistance.
Hobsbawm Snippet view – Robinson Angels in the Trenches Leo Ruickbie. Whether Balkan haiduks, Indian dacoits or Brazilian congaceiros, their spectacular exploits have been celebrated and preserved in story and myth.
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Little, Brown Taylor Downing. Lists with This Book. Most of these enslaved peoples did not live to see freedom. Social bandits are distinguished from other forms of organized crime in how the majority peasantry perceived the bandits as rebels who opposed the unjust system of feudalism.
Hobsbawm, BanditsPenguin,p. Books by Eric Hobsbawm. Please make a tax-deductible donation today! Our Authors See all Authors. They wanted an end to it: Reagan rode horses through the mountains, where Gerald Ford could take a moment to jump on a trampoline with his daughter, where Nixon rode shotgun with Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev, and where Jimmy Carter could find the ultimate flight-sledding-only to break his clavicle two weeks before the end of his tenure.
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. In the summer offollowing France’s surrender to Germany, Casablanca was transformed from an exotic travel destination to a key military target. A trailblazing study of the social bandit or rebel 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.
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.