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HIEU 183:283.

Bandits and Pirates
HIEU 183/283. Bandits and Pirates of the Mediterranean
Thomas Gallant
4016 HSS
Office Hours: TU & TH 11-12
Grade Criteria
Seminar Participation:
Each week you will submit your notes on that week’s readings. A Word template file has been
provided for your use.
Writing Assignments (2 x 25% each): 50%
You will a 8-10 page (3000 words) paper using the secondary and primary sources for the two
case studies. The historians’ accounts are based on the sources that you will reading. You are: 1)
summarize the main points and arguments in the historical literature; 2) assess those summaries
and arguments based on your reading of the primary sources; 3) offer your own interpretation of
case study under review.
To Purchase:
Jenkins, Romilly. (1999). The Dilessi Murders. London: Prion Press.
Week 2. The Big Picture
Gallant, Thomas W. (2014). Outlaws: Bandits, Pirates and the Making of the Modern World.
New York: Routledge.
“Chapter 4. Bandits, Pirates and the Development of a Capitalist World Economic System”
“Chapter 5. Bad Men on the Edge: State Formation and the Consolidation of Power”.
Week 3. The Social Bandit Debate
Gallant, Thomas W. (2014). Outlaws: Bandits, Pirates and the Making of the Modern World.
New York: Routledge. “Chapter 1.Introduction: Studying Outlaws”.
Blok, Anton (1972). The Peasant and the Brigand: Social Banditry Reconsidered. Comparative
Studies in Society and History, 14, 494-503.
Hobsbawm, Eric. (1972). Social Bandits: A Reply. Comparative Studies in Society and History,
14, 503-505.
Slatta, Richard W. ( 2004). Eric J. Hobsbawm’s Social Bandit: A Critique and Revision. A
Contracorriente, 2, 1-30.
Kim, Wagner. (2007). Thuggee and Social Banditry Reconsidered. The Historical Journal,
50(02), 353-376.
Week 4. Bandits in Society


(1983). Week 5. 87-114). Nicholas A. (1988). 12(1). Seal. Dodds. Archive of European Sociology. European History Quarterly. History. and others on banditry. In Diane E Davis & Anthony W Pereira (Eds. Paul (1993). Jaime el Barbudo and Robin Hood: bandit narratives in comparative perspective. Week 6. Primary Sources: 1. Mythical. Brigandage and Irredentism in Nineteenth-century Greece. (2005). Journal of Folklore Research. 36(4). Sant Cassia. Driessen. Henk.). (2012). travelers records. NY: Cambridge University Press. (2011). Alexander. Irregular armed forces and their role in politics and state formation (pp. Send a thief to catch a thief : state-building and the employment of irregular military formations in mid-nineteenth-century Greece. A selection of Greek “bandit” folksongs 2. 6. Primary Sources: A selection of government accounts. Brigands and State Building: The Invention of Banditry in Modern Egypt.).. 'Better Occasional Murders than Frequent Adulteries': Banditry. The Robin Hood Principle: Folklore. Primary Sources: A selection of government accounts. (1995). 258-281. Thomas W. John S. Sant Cassia. Comparative Studies in Society and History. Achilles. Gallant. New York. Bandit Heroes: Social. Koliopoulos. Princeton: Markus Wiener Publsihers. Cultures of Violence 2 . Nathan. 39-70. 65-99. Ben. Ottoman Balkans. (2002). Banditry.HIEU 183:283. In Frederick Anscombe (Ed. Brigandage and Rural Resistance in Napoleonic Italy. and the Social Bandit. 269-290. 35(4). Batalas. A selection of visual images of bandits. (1990). Frederick. 67-89. Political Bandits? Brown. Myth. travelers records. Anthony. 46(1). 193-228. Violence and Sacrifice in the Mediterranean. & Fink. 96-114. 773-796. Albanian and "Mountain Bandits". Greek Bandit Gangs: Lone Wolves or a Family Affair? Journal of Modern Greek Studies. 470-497. 1750-1830 (pp. Comparative Studies in Society and History. Paul. 71(2). (2000). 149-177). and others on banditry. 464-481. (1989). European History Quarterly. Bandits and Pirates Anscombe. State Power. Graham. 25(1). History and Anthropology. or Rational? American Journal of Economics and Sociology. 19. Social History. 32(2 April). Grab. Imagining Bandits Curott. Week 7. 24. (2009). The 'Noble Bandit' and the Bandits of the Nobles?: Brigandage and Local Community in Nineteenth-century Andalusia. and Terror in Cyprus and Other Mediterranean Societies.

Conflict and Its Causes in Southern Corsica. Gould. 1800-1835. XLVIII. RogerV. Piracy and World History: An Economic Perspective on Maritime Predation. Papers relative to Piracy in Adriatic. Pennell. 359-382. European Review of History—Revue européenne d'histoire. North African Piracy. presented at SSHA 25th Annual Meeting. 336356. King of the Mountain. 43(1). Montecón. (2000). The Historical Journal. Boston: D.). 682-705. (1994).Kidnapping and Captivity Narratives Blinkhorn. 20(3). (1840). The Geography of Piracy: Northern Morocco in the Mid. 65(5). 46(3). Gallant. John L. Journal of Historical Geography. American Historical Review. 6(January). (2000). Masculinity.65). Narratives of captivity: bandit hostages in the Mediterranean periphery. Australian Journal of Politics and History. Piracy and Redemption in the Aegean Sea during the first half of the Eighteenth century. Lotfi Ben. Thomas W. Piracy in the Levant 1827-28. (1995). ACCOUNTS AND PAPERS (pp. J D. Blinkhorn. 3 . Primary Sources About. 7(2). 105(2). 135-147. Week 9. Bandits and Pirates Gallant. ‘The general belief of the world’: Barbary as genre and discourse in Mediterranean history. the Unwritten Law and Modern Justice. 33. Nicholas B. Case Study 1. London: Navy Records Society. (1935). E. 1780-2000 (pp. 1-14.HIEU 183:283. Martin. Piracy Anderson. and the British State. The Pattern of Violence in Early Modern Spain. Violence and the Modern State. S E. Honor. (1981). (2008). Tomás. 1728-1828. Selections Commons. Primary Sources Codrington. and Ritual Knife-fighting in Nineteenth Century Greece. (2000). Harding. (2007).nineteenth Century. Turcica. Armatoles and Pirates in Macedonia during the Rule of the Turks. 6(2). (1975). COMMAND PAPERS. Heath & co. Journal of World History. Efi Avdela & Judith Rowbotham (Eds. 32-69. Journal of the Historical Society. Martin. Revenge as Sanction and Solidarity Display: An Analysis of Vendettas in Nineteenth-century Corsica. 19(1). Liability. Selectred documents. Crime. Fort Worth. Wilson. American Sociological Review. London: Edwin Mellen. 25-47. 1-25). London: House of Parliament. Week 8. 15–31. House of. 272-283. 'When Men of Honor' Met 'Men of Law': Violence. (2001). 175-199. (2012). C. Ginio. 1860-1914. In Shani d'Cruze. Stephen. Klephts. Rejeb. Edmond (1854). Thessaloniki: Makedoniki Bibliothiki. Vasdravellis. Social History. the Hanoverian Carrying Trade. Responsibility and Blame: British Ransom Victims in the Mediterranean Periphery. (2000). (1999). Thomas W. 1860-81. 229-264. Chris R.

Case Study 2.The Dilessi Murder Jenkins. Cartwright. Tuckerman. (1999). J. Unclaimed Colonies: Anglo-Greek Identities Through the Prism of the Dilessi/Marathon Murders (1870.T. Notes on the Recent Murders by Brigands in Greece. (2002). L. 434-444. Gennadios. Primary Sources: Muncaster. The Dilessi Murders. (1866). Romilly. English Travellers and Italian Brigands: A Narrative of Capture and Captivity. Journal of Historical Sociology. Rodanthi. W J C. Tzanelli. The Massacre Near Marathon. 169-191. Bandits and Pirates Moens. Week 10. (1870). Ransom and Murder in Greece: Lord Muncaster's Journal 1870. Selection of Newspaper Clippings on both events. Harper's New Montly Magazine. 4 . New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers. C K. Cambridge: Lutterworth. 15(2). London: Prion Press. London: F. 45(267). (1989). (1872).HIEU 183:283.