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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 Makhno is not mentioned in this short book and the chapter on Expropriation with an excel

  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 scienti

  3. says:

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

  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 analysis obscures the religious ethnic and racial underpinnings of banditry and although written in 1968 over

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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 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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    Robin Hood Pancho Villa enormous numbers of obscure backwoods bandits you’ll never of heard of are supposed t

  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 recount the careers of several of the flesh blood variety this section which is sadly too

  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 t

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Summary Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Eric J. Hobsbawm

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. 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 definite work on this subject There was one striking exception to the otherwise rather flat and dry writing The chapter on the expropriators devoted almost entirely to El uico Francesc Sabat Llopart gave me goose bumps I was so engaged in this man s story narrated by Hobsbawm that at some point I felt like I was reading a novel and not actual history The book is worth buying only for this one

review Bandits AUTHOR Eric J. Hobsbawm

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. 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 in legitimate rebellion At least that s what I think the central argument of this book is I suspect the argument was made clearly in the chapter of Primitive Rebels that this book is apparently an expansion of because there are a lot of references in this book to things the reader is already supposed to know Almost all the historical characters in this are obscure even Hobsbawm says most of them are unknown outside remote isolated backcountry districts and the publication of this book founded the field of bandit studies so I m not sure why Hobsbawm writes in a way that suggests the reader should be already familiar with his subject and his arguments It s confusing and unsatisfying especially because it seems like some of the outlaws would be very interesting if they weren t just a list of names so marginal to history they ll never even be googleableHobsbawm was famous for the uality of his historical writing Sadly this is my only experience of him and this is apparently not very representative Even so far as I understand his argument I m not convinced that the bandits he talks about are any different from normal criminal gangs except in mythology and legend It reuires such an elaborate attempt to draw boundaries between bandit gangs rooted in peasant communities and criminal groups that seem practically identical and so many ualifications for each example of a social bandit that he offers it seems to me that he might as well admit that extortion theft and highway robbery of outsiders becomes a source of income in many economically marginalised groups and sometimes those communities seek to justify or excuse it especially if the robbers try and share out some of the benefits Also sometimes in a time of social revolt some of those bandits may join the revolt Hobsbawm was singularly unsuccessful at showing that these primitive rebels are any likely to participate than the general populationEffectively I suspect that Hobsbawm and other 60 s radicals had a romantic attraction to the idea of bandits as a kind of rebel and on attempting to write a book exploring the concept it became clear it didn t stack up but Hobsbawm didn t want to abandon it and it was too painful to clarify his thoughts Grass, Sky, Song unknown outside remote isolated backcountry districts and the publication of this book founded the field of bandit studies so I m not sure why Hobsbawm writes in a way that suggests the reader should be already familiar with his subject and his arguments It s confusing and Otter Chaos! (Otter Chaos unsatisfying especially because it seems like some of the outlaws would be very interesting if they weren t just a list of names so marginal to history they ll never even be googleableHobsbawm was famous for the The Illusionists uality of his historical writing Sadly this is my only experience of him and this is apparently not very representative Even so far as I O Último Testamento (Maggie Costello, understand his argument I m not convinced that the bandits he talks about are any different from normal criminal gangs except in mythology and legend It reuires such an elaborate attempt to draw boundaries between bandit gangs rooted in peasant communities and criminal groups that seem practically identical and so many One for My Baby ualifications for each example of a social bandit that he offers it seems to me that he might as well admit that extortion theft and highway robbery of outsiders becomes a source of income in many economically marginalised groups and sometimes those communities seek to justify or excuse it especially if the robbers try and share out some of the benefits Also sometimes in a time of social revolt some of those bandits may join the revolt Hobsbawm was singularly Paragon Walk (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt, unsuccessful at showing that these primitive rebels are any likely to participate than the general populationEffectively I suspect that Hobsbawm and other 60 s radicals had a romantic attraction to the idea of bandits as a kind of rebel and on attempting to write a book exploring the concept it became clear it didn t stack We up but Hobsbawm didn t want to abandon it and it was too painful to clarify his thoughts

Summary Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Eric J. Hobsbawm

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