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Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life

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In this magisterial biography of Karl Marx, "likely to be definitive for many years to come" (John Gray, ), historian Jonathan Sperber creates a meticulously researched and multilayered portrait of both the man and the revolutionary times in which he lived. Based on unprecedented access to the recently opened archives of Marx's and Engels's complete writings, provides a historical context for the personal story of one of the most influential and controversial political philosophers in Western history. By removing Marx from the ideological conflicts of the twentieth century that colored his legacy and placing him within "the society and intellectual currents of the nineteenth century" (Ian Kershaw), Sperber is able to present a full portrait of Marx as neither a soothsaying prophet of the modern world nor the author of its darkest atrocities. This major biography fundamentally reshapes our understanding of a towering historical figure.

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"Absorbing, meticulously researched. . . . [Sperber] succeeds in the primary task of all biography, re-creating a man who leaps off the page." --Jonathan Freedland,

About the Author

Jonathan Sperber, the author of The European Revolutions, 1848-1851, is the Curators' Professor of History at the University of Missouri. He has written extensively on the social and political history of nineteenth-century Europe.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780871407375
Author:
Sperber, Jonathan
Publisher:
Liveright Publishing Corporation
Subject:
Philosophers
Subject:
Biography-Philosophers
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Publication Date:
20140331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
34 illustrations
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
23.5 x 15.56 mm

Related Subjects

Biography » Historical
Biography » Philosophers
History and Social Science » Politics » Leftist Studies
History and Social Science » Politics » Marx and Engels
Metaphysics » General
Religion » Eastern Religions » Philosophy General

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