Marx - Routledge Historical Biographies (Paperback)
  • Marx - Routledge Historical Biographies (Paperback)
zoom

Marx - Routledge Historical Biographies (Paperback)

(author)
£34.99
Paperback 258 Pages / Published: 30/01/2009
  • We can order this from the publisher

UK delivery within 3-4 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Karl Marx has been portrayed in equal measure both as a political prophet who foresaw the end of capitalist exploitation, and as a populist Anti- Christ whose totalitarian legacy has cost millions of lives worldwide. This new biography looks beyond these caricatures in order to understand more about the real Karl Marx; about his everyday life and personal circumstances as well as his political ideology.

The book tells the life story of a man of ideas, showing how his political and economic thought developed alongside his life and practical work. Vincent Barnett seeks to paint Karl Marx not as a static, unwavering character, but as a man whose beliefs developed dynamically over time. The book explores his personal background, and problems of personal income and family health. It also examines the influence of Hegel's methods on Marx's work, and his relationship with Engels.

This lively, up to date guide to the life of Karl Marx provides an excellent starting point for students in history, politics and philosophy, and for all those with an interest in Marxism and political ideas.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415435925
Number of pages: 258
Weight: 520 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'[a] concise and reliable introduction to Marx's thought...Barnett organizes his book into pairs of chapters: the first of each pair deals with Marx's life and practical work; the second with his political thought. This structure is useful in conveying to readers how Marx's ideas were constantly evolving.' - The Financial Times

'For those wanting an introduction to Karl Marx and his economics writings the book provides an excellent, clear and accessible introduction.' - Gidon Cohen, Durham University, UK

'It successfully shows how Marx could be so influential in his time and more so after his death...it does justice to the immense contribution by a foremost theoretician of social sciences' - Critique


'[a] concise and reliable introduction to Marx's thought...Barnett organizes his book into pairs of chapters: the first of each pair deals with Marx's life and practical work; the second with his political thought. This structure is useful in conveying to readers how Marx's ideas were constantly evolving.' - The Financial Times

'It successfully shows how Marx could be so influential in his time and more so after his death...it does justice to the immense contribution by a foremost theoretician of social sciences.' - Critique

You may also be interested in...

A Promised Land
Added to basket
SAS Bravo Three Zero
Added to basket
The Red Prince
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Queen of Our Times
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
The Prime Ministers
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Hong Kong Diaries
Added to basket
£30.00   £26.99
Hardback
Orwell's Roses
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Freezing Order
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Henry 'Chips' Channon: The Diaries (Volume 3): 1943-57
Added to basket
The Yank
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Odd Boy Out
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Spy and the Traitor
Added to basket
Becoming
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
A Woman of No Importance
Added to basket
Brothers in Arms
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Diary of a Young Girl
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.