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The Resource Karl Marx : greatness and illusion, Gareth Stedman Jones

Karl Marx : greatness and illusion, Gareth Stedman Jones

Label
Karl Marx : greatness and illusion
Title
Karl Marx
Title remainder
greatness and illusion
Statement of responsibility
Gareth Stedman Jones
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As much a portrait of his time as a biography of the man, Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion returns the author of Das Kapital to his nineteenth-century world, before twentieth-century inventions transformed him into Communism's patriarch and fierce lawgiver. Gareth Stedman Jones depicts an era dominated by extraordinary challenges and new notions about God, human capacities, empires, and political systems--and, above all, the shape of the future. In the aftermath of the Battle of Waterloo, a Europe-wide argument began about the industrial transformation of England, the Revolution in France, and the hopes and fears generated by these occurrences. Would the coming age belong to those enthralled by the revolutionary events and ideas that had brought this world into being, or would its inheritors be those who feared and loathed it? Stedman Jones gives weight not only to Marx's views but to the views of those with whom he contended. He shows that Marx was as buffeted as anyone else living through a period that both confirmed and confounded his interpretations--and that ultimately left him with terrible intimations of failure. Karl Marx allows the reader to understand Marx's milieu and development, and makes sense of the devastating impact of new ways of seeing the world conjured up by Kant, Hegel, Feuerbach, Ricardo, Saint-Simon, and others. We come to understand how Marx transformed and adapted their philosophies into ideas that would have--through twists and turns inconceivable to him--an overwhelming impact across the globe in the twentieth century.--
Summary
Gareth Stedman Jones returns Karl Marx to his nineteenth-century world, before later inventions transformed him into Communism’s patriarch and fierce lawgiver. He shows how Marx adapted the philosophies of Kant, Hegel, Feuerbach, and others into ideas that would have—in ways inconceivable to Marx—an overwhelming impact in the twentieth century
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10535120
Cataloging source
MH/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stedman Jones, Gareth
Dewey number
335.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Marx, Karl
  • Philosophy, Marxist
  • Communism and society
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
greatness and illusion
Label
Karl Marx : greatness and illusion, Gareth Stedman Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published by Penguin Books Ltd, London."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: the making of an icon, 1883-1920 -- Fathers and sons: the ambiguities of becoming a Prussian -- The lawyer, the poet and the lover -- Berlin and the approaching twilight of the gods -- Rebuilding the polis: reason takes on the Christian state -- The alliance of those who think and those who suffer: Paris, 1844 -- Exile in Brussels, 1845-8 -- The approach of revolution: the problem about Germany -- The mid-century revolutions -- London -- The critique of political economy -- Capital, social democracy and the International -- Back to the future
Control code
000057810788
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Harvard University Press edition.
Extent
xvii, 750 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674971615
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016027565
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)946906569
Label
Karl Marx : greatness and illusion, Gareth Stedman Jones
Publication
Note
"First published by Penguin Books Ltd, London."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: the making of an icon, 1883-1920 -- Fathers and sons: the ambiguities of becoming a Prussian -- The lawyer, the poet and the lover -- Berlin and the approaching twilight of the gods -- Rebuilding the polis: reason takes on the Christian state -- The alliance of those who think and those who suffer: Paris, 1844 -- Exile in Brussels, 1845-8 -- The approach of revolution: the problem about Germany -- The mid-century revolutions -- London -- The critique of political economy -- Capital, social democracy and the International -- Back to the future
Control code
000057810788
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Harvard University Press edition.
Extent
xvii, 750 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674971615
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016027565
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)946906569

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