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  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

  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 l

  3. says:

    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 tal

  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

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    you are probably not as interested in doomed idealistic bozos but this a little treasure of their brave failuresHobsbawm can be a li

  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

  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

  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

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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. 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 Devoted to Drew 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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Are 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 As. 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 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 of an Anarchist called Francesc Sabat Llopart a refugee from the Spanish Civil War who later performed guerilla operations against Franco working across the Pyrenees who I suppose epitomised the Social Bandit that this book heavily deals with and theorises upon According to Bakunin the famous Anarchist theoretician a Bandit is the genuine and sole revolutionary a revolutionary without fine phrases without learned rhetoric irreconcilable indefatigable and indomitable a popular and social revolutionary non political and independent of any estate This surmises the essence of what the book is about but be prepared for no serious study of any particular famous Bandit or Outlaws it is theoretical Marxist social study about the relationship between popular heroes and their class basis And yes Pancho Villa is mentioned who still holds an almost romantic appeal in South America to this day along with Zapata who had of serious agrarian programme compared the military one of Pancho Villa A bit dry and I was disappointed for no serious characterorganisational study instead focusing and briefly mentioning some incredibly obscure bandits across the world from South America right over to Indonesia I give it 35 rounded down to a 3 star book because I found it severely lacking and not what I was looking for Interesting nonetheless

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  • Bandits AUTHOR Eric J. Hobsbawm
  • Eric J. Hobsbawm
  • English
  • 08 July 2019
  • 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 20th Century 1914 1991 and his recent au