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Apaches (subculture)

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Les Apaches was a Parisian Belle Époque violent criminal underworld subculture of early 20th-century hooligans, night muggers, street gangs and other criminals. [1]

22 relations: Apache, Apache (dance), Apache revolver, Argot, Belle Époque, Belleville, Paris, Bourgeoisie, Brass knuckles, Garrote, Hand-to-hand combat, Italian literature, L'Intermédiaire des chercheurs et curieux, Le Petit Journal (newspaper), Les Vampires, Paris, Philipp Blom, Pinfire cartridge, Popular culture, Pulp magazine, Serial (literature), Silent film, Tribe (Native American).


The Apache are a group of culturally related Native American tribes in the Southwestern United States, which include the Chiricahua, Jicarilla, Lipan, Mescalero, Salinero, Plains and Western Apache.

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Apache (dance)

Apache, or La Danse Apache, Bowery Waltz, Apache Turn, Apache Dance and Tough Dance is a highly dramatic dance associated in popular culture with Parisian street culture at the beginning of the 20th century.

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Apache revolver

An Apache revolver is a handgun which incorporates multiple other weapons, made notorious by the French underworld figures of the early 1900s known as Les Apaches.

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An argot (from French argot 'slang') is a secret language used by various groups—e.g., schoolmates, outlaws, colleagues, among many others—to prevent outsiders from understanding their conversations.

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Belle Époque

The Belle Époque or La Belle Époque (French for "Beautiful Era") was a period of Western history.

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Belleville, Paris

Belleville is a neighbourhood of Paris, France, parts of which lie in four different arrondissements.

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The bourgeoisie is a polysemous French term that can mean.

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Brass knuckles

Brass knuckles, also sometimes called knuckles, knucks, brass knucks, knucklebusters, knuckledusters, an English punch or a classic, are weapons used in hand-to-hand combat.

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A garrote or garrote vil (a Spanish word; alternative spellings include garotte and garrotte including "garrot" and "G-knot"Oxford English Dictionary, 11th Ed: garrotte is normal British English spelling, with single r alternate. Article title is US English spelling variant.) is a weapon, most often referring to a handheld ligature of chain, rope, scarf, wire or fishing line used to strangle a person.

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Hand-to-hand combat

Hand-to-hand combat (sometimes abbreviated as HTH or H2H) is a lethal or non-lethal physical confrontation between two or more persons at very short range (grappling distance, or within the physical reach of a handheld weapon) that does not involve the use of ranged weapons.

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Italian literature

Italian literature is written in the Italian language, particularly within Italy.

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L'Intermédiaire des chercheurs et curieux

L'Intermédiaire des chercheurs et curieux (French: The Intermediate of the Researchers and Curious), abbreviated as ICC, is a monthly French magazine consisting of questions and answers of its readers on various encyclopedic topics.

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Le Petit Journal (newspaper)

Le Petit Journal was a conservative daily Parisian newspaper founded by Moïse Polydore Millaud; published from 1863 to 1944.

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Les Vampires

Les Vampires is a 1915–16 French silent crime serial film written and directed by Louis Feuillade.

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Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of and a population of 2,206,488.

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Philipp Blom

Philipp Blom (born 1970) is a historian, novelist, journalist and translator.

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Pinfire cartridge

A pinfire cartridge is an obsolete type of metallic firearm cartridge in which the priming compound is ignited by striking a small pin which protrudes radially from just above the base of the cartridge.

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Popular culture

Popular culture (also called pop culture) is generally recognized as a set of the practices, beliefs, and objects that are dominant or ubiquitous in a society at a given point in time.

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Pulp magazine

Pulp magazines (often referred to as "the pulps") were inexpensive fiction magazines that were published from 1896 to the 1950s.

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Serial (literature)

In literature, a serial, is a printing format by which a single larger work, often a work of narrative fiction, is published in smaller, sequential installments.

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Silent film

A silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound (and in particular, no spoken dialogue).

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Tribe (Native American)

In the United States, an Indian tribe, Native American tribe, tribal nation or similar concept is any extant or historical clan, tribe, band, nation, or other group or community of Indigenous peoples in the United States.

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Apache (gang), Apache (thug).


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apaches_(subculture)

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