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Primitive Rebels: Studies in Archaic Forms of Social Movement in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Hobsbawm, E. J.

Published by Manchester University Press, Manchester, 1963
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. vii, 208 pp, preface, I. Introduction; II. The Social Bandit; III. Mafia; IV. Millenarianism I: Lazzaretti; V. Millenarianism II: The Andalusian Anarchists; VI. Millenarism III: The Sicilian Fasci and Peasant Communism; VII. The City Mob; VIII. The Labour Sects; IX. Ritual in Social Movements; Appendix: In Thier Own Voices: 1. A letter from Pasquale Tanteddu, outlaw andbandit (Sardinia 1954); 2. The brigand Vardarelli helps the poor (Apulia 1817); 3. A Bourbon brigand examined (Souoth Italy, early 1860s); 4. Donato Manduzio confutes a false apostle (San Nicandro, early 1930s); 5. A peasant woman on the good society (Piana dei Greci, Sicily, 1893); 6. A Commune unpoisioned by Cities (Ukraine 1918); 7. The peasants distrust governments (Ukraine 1917); 8. The Will of the tsar (Poltava 1902; Chernigov 1905); 9. Conversation of Giovanni Lopez, cobbler (San Giovanni in Fiore 1955); 10. Two strike sermons (Loray, North Carolina 1929); 11. A Lincolnshire unionist: Joseph Chapman (Alford 1899); 12. The 'Men of Decision' recommend a brother (Lecce, Apulia 1817); 13. Some secret oaths (Britain 1830s, Naples 1815-20, Paris 1834); geographical index, index of names, subject index. Reprinted, 1963. "This book deals with the social movements of common people. They might be termed 'the revolt of the inarticulate', the protest of people unable as yet to find a language to frame their aspirations. These protests take such forms as bnaditry, rural sectet societies, millenarian movements and religious sects and, in pre- industrial cities, mob risings. The author collected much of the materian 'on the spot' and in an appendix, 'in thier own voices', sets out documents, some of them semi-literate, as illustrations of theme." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Minute chip to top edge spine dj with lightly age-toned spine of same. Faintly age-toned endpapers, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Orange cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 004118

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Title: Primitive Rebels: Studies in Archaic Forms ...

Publisher: Manchester University Press, Manchester

Publication Date: 1963

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: Reprint

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