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Drawing on decades of research, Skirda traces anarchism as a major political movement and ideology across the 19th and 20th centuries. Critical and engaging, he offers biting and incisive portraits of the major thinkers, and more crucially, the organizations they inspired, influenced, came out of, and were spurned by.

Bakuninist secret societies; the Internationals and the clash with Marx; the Illegalists, bombers and assassins; the mass trade unions; and of course, the Russian and Spanish Revolutions are all discussed through the prism of working people battling fiercely for a new world free of the shackles of Capital and the State.

Alexandre Skirda is the foremost anarchist theorist and activist writing in Europe today.

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Sharkey, who has translated the works of several other anarchists, here provides a readable translation of Skirda's history. The history describes the figures, thought, and events of anarchism from the mid-19th century in Russia to the rallies in Europe in 1968. It's assumed the reader has a basic knowledge of the movement, its opponents, and key figures; Sharkey provides no preface or introduction. A glossary to names is provided; there is no index. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Sharkey, who has translated the works of several other anarchists, here provides a readable translation of Skirda's history. The history describes the figures, thought, and events of anarchism from the mid-19th century in Russia to the rallies in Europe in 1968. It's assumed the reader has a basic k

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The finest single volume history of European Anarchism is finally available.

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The finest single volume history of European Anarchism is finally available in English in Paul Sharkey's elegant translation. Drawing on decades of research, Alexandre Skirda traces anarchism as a major political movement and ideology across the 19th and 20th centuries. Skirda argues that the core problem for anarchists has been to create a revolutionary movement and envision a future society in which the autonomy of the individual is not compromised by the need to take collective action. How anarchists have grappled with that question in theory and practice make up the core of the book.

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Cultural Writing. Translated by Paul Sharkey. The finest single volume history of European Anarchism is finally available in English in Paul Sharkey's elegant translation. Drawing on decades of research, Alexandre Skirda traces anarchism as a major political movement and ideaology across the 19th and 20th centuries. Critical and engaged, opinionated and witty, he offers biting and incisive portraits of the major thinkers, and more crucially, the organizations they inspired, influenced, came out of, and were spurned by.

About the Author

Paul Sharkey is an accomplished translator. He has single-handedly made available a vast body of non-English language anarchist writings.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781902593197
Translator:
Sharkey, Paul
Author:
Sharkey, Paul
Author:
Skirda, Alexandre
Publisher:
AK Press
Location:
Edinburgh
Subject:
History & Theory - Radical Thought
Subject:
Anarchists
Subject:
Anarchism
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Revolutionary
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 15-R-02
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.7 in 14.5 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Sharkey, who has translated the works of several other anarchists, here provides a readable translation of Skirda's history. The history describes the figures, thought, and events of anarchism from the mid-19th century in Russia to the rallies in Europe in 1968. It's assumed the reader has a basic k
"Synopsis" by ,
The finest single volume history of European Anarchism is finally available.
"Synopsis" by , The finest single volume history of European Anarchism is finally available in English in Paul Sharkey's elegant translation. Drawing on decades of research, Alexandre Skirda traces anarchism as a major political movement and ideology across the 19th and 20th centuries. Skirda argues that the core problem for anarchists has been to create a revolutionary movement and envision a future society in which the autonomy of the individual is not compromised by the need to take collective action. How anarchists have grappled with that question in theory and practice make up the core of the book.
"Synopsis" by , Cultural Writing. Translated by Paul Sharkey. The finest single volume history of European Anarchism is finally available in English in Paul Sharkey's elegant translation. Drawing on decades of research, Alexandre Skirda traces anarchism as a major political movement and ideaology across the 19th and 20th centuries. Critical and engaged, opinionated and witty, he offers biting and incisive portraits of the major thinkers, and more crucially, the organizations they inspired, influenced, came out of, and were spurned by.
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