Christina Morina: The Invention of Marxism. Siedler Verlag (Hardcover, 19th century, c 1800 to c 1899)

The Invention of Marxism

How an idea conquered the world

Original Title: Die Erfindung des Marxismus

Hardcover with jacket, 592 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in., 17 b/w illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-8275-0099-1
€ 25.00 [D] | € 25.70 [A] | CHF 35.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Siedler

Date of publication: September 25, 2017
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Rights sold to: UK/US/World English (OUP)

Christina  Morina - The Invention of Marxism


A completely new view of Marx and his influence

When Karl Marx died in 1883, he left behind a huge opus – and a revolutionary new perspective of society. Yet his ideas were initially of limited influence; it was not until the following decades that their enormous impact came into play. How did this come about?

Taking as examples nine committed intellectuals from all parts of Europe – including Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Kautsky, Eduard Bernstein and Wladimir Ilyich Lenin – Christina Morina demonstrates how Marx's ideas were taken up and spread throughout Europe. Thus, a theory to describe social reality in capitalism grew into that political philosophy that was to spread in the 20th century as a (state) ideology – and changed the world. A fascinating story of the creation of Marxism.

"Morina has used the fascinating strategy of group portrait to present how Karl Marx’s theories first came to be known. [An] impressive book."

Die Zeit


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