By Eric Hobsbawm
Again in print, the groundbreaking vintage on robber-rebels from "the most sensible recognized dwelling historian on the planet" (The occasions [London]). First released in 1969, the now-classic Bandits encouraged an entire new box of historic examine and taken its writer renowned acclaim. Bandits go beyond the label of criminals; they're robbers and outlaws increased to the prestige of avengers and champions of social justice. a few, like Robin Hood, Rob Roy, and Jesse James, are well-known through the international, the stuff of tale and fable. Others, from Balkan haiduks and Indian dacoits to Brazilian congaceiros, are recognized basically to their very own nations' humans. In his celebrated examine of those attention-grabbing figures, now up-to-date with a brand new creation, Eric Hobsbawm, "one of the few surely nice historians of our century," in response to the hot Republic, spans 400 years and 4 continents, environment those people heroes opposed to the ballads, legends, and movies they've got encouraged. the result's "a staggering old squib, fizzing with principles and weird tales" (The Guardian).
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