Bandits

Front Cover
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

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

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

Contents

Preface to the First Edition
9
Who becomes a Bandit?
30
The Avengers
58
Copyright

3 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1981)

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.

Bibliographic information