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Karl Marx : greatness and illusion
Karl Marx : greatness and illusion
Stedman Jones, Gareth2016
As the nineteenth century unfolded, its inhabitants had to come to terms with an unparalleled range of political, economic, religious and intellectual challenges. Distances shrank, new towns sprang up, and ingenious inventions transformed the industrial landscape. It was an era dominated by new ideas about God, human capacities, industry, revolution, empires and political systems - and above all, the shape of the future. One of the most distinctive and arresting contributions to this debate was made by Karl Marx, the son of a Jewish convert in the Rhineland and a man whose entire life was devoted to making sense of the hopes and fears of the nineteenth century world. Gareth Stedman Jones's impressive biography explores how Marx came to his revolutionary ideas in an age of intellectual ferment, and the impact they had on his times. In a world where so many things were changing so fast, would the coming age belong to those enthralled by the events which had brought this world into being, or to those who feared and loathed it?
Main title:
Karl Marx : greatness and illusion / Gareth Stedman Jones.
[London] : Allen Lane / Penguin Books, 2016.
xvii, 750 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Machine generated contents note: 1.Fathers and Sons: The Ambiguities of Becoming a Prussian -- 2.The Lawyer, the Poet and the Lover -- 3.Berlin and the Approaching Twilight of the Gods -- 4.Rebuilding the Polis: Reason Takes On the Christian State -- 5.The Alliance of Those Who Think and Those Who Suffer: Paris, 1844 -- 6.Exile in Brussels, 1845--8 -- 7.The Approach of Revolution: The Problem about Germany -- 8.The Mid-Century Revolutions -- 9.London -- 10.The Critique of Political Economy -- 11.Capital, Social Democracy and the International -- 12.Back to the Future -- Epilogue.
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryBiography335.4 MARAvailable