Engels: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | July 3, 2003

byTerrell Carver

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It is by no means absurd to say that Engels invented Marxism. His work did more than Marx to make converts of the most influential political movement of modern times. He was not only the father of dialectical and historical materialism, the official philosophies of history and science in manycommunist countries; he was also the first Marxist historian, anthropologist, philosopher, and commentator on early Marx.In his later years Engels developed his materialist interpretation of history, his chief intellectual legacy, which has had revolutionary effects on the arts and social sciences. Terrell Carver traces its source and its effect on the development of Marxist theory and practice, assesses its utility,and discusses the difficulties which Marxists have encountered in defending it.

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It is by no means absurd to say that Engels invented Marxism. His work did more than Marx to make converts of the most influential political movement of modern times. He was not only the father of dialectical and historical materialism, the official philosophies of history and science in manycommunist countries; he was also the first M...

Terrell Carver is the head of the Department of Politics at Bristol University. He is author of Marx's Social Theory (1982), Marx and Engels: The Intellectual Relationship (1986), Friedrich Engles: His Life and Thought (1990), and editor of The Unknown Marx (2001) and The Cambridge Companion to Marx (1992).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:119 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.18 inPublished:July 3, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192804669

ISBN - 13:9780192804662

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1. Engles and Marx2. Journalist3. Communist4. Revolutionary5. Marxist6. Scientist7. Engles and MarxismFurther reading

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