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Karl Marx: greatness and illusion

Karl Marx: greatness and illusion

Stedman Jones, Gareth, author

As the 19th century unfolded, its inhabitants had to come to terms with an unparalleled range of political, economic, religious and intellectual challenges. Distances shrank, new towns sprang up, and ingenious inventions transformed the industrial landscape. It was an era dominated by new ideas about God, human capacities, industry, revolution, empires and political systems - and above all, the shape of the future. One of the most distinctive and arresting contributions to this debate was made by Karl Marx, the son of a Jewish convert in the Rhineland and a man whose entire life was devoted to making sense of the hopes and fears of the 19th century world. Gareth Stedman Jones's impressive biography explores how Marx came to his revolutionary ideas in an age of intellectual ferment, and the impact they had on his times

Paperback, Book. English.
Published UK: Penguin Books, 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Gareth Stedman Jones
ISBN: 0141024801, 9780141024806
Note: "An Allen Lane book"--Back cover.
Note: Originally published: UK: Allen Lane, 2016.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xvii, 750 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm
Subject: Biography.; Marx, Karl, 1818-1883.; Communism and society.; Communists Germany Biography.; Europe Intellectual life 19th century.