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Pantheon Books, 1981 - Social Science - 181 pages
The motives and social provocations behind the legendary exploits of bandits who have become folk heroes throughout the world are discussed in this historic survey

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User Review  - jcbrunner - LibraryThing

I finally finished Eric Hobsbawn's classic work on agrarian bandits whose role as social rebels comes mostly from fiction rather than historical reality. Robin Hood, Wilhelm Tell and Zorro are not ... Read full review


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Eric Hobsbawm is a neo-Marxist historian of the Industrial Revolution who pays particular attention to the inequities toward the lower classes, especially in law and politics.

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