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  • Copyright: 2009-03-11
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Karl Marx has been portrayed in equal measure both as a political prophet who foresaw the end of capitalist exploitation, and as a populist Anti- Christ whose totalitarian legacy has cost millions of lives worldwide. This new biography looks beyond these caricatures in order to understand more about the real Karl Marx; about his everyday life and personal circumstances as well as his political ideology. The book tells the life story of a man of ideas, showing how his political and economic thought developed alongside his life and practical work. Vincent Barnett seeks to paint Karl Marx not as a static, unwavering character, but as a man whose beliefs developed dynamically over time. The book explores his personal background, and problems of personal income and family health. It also examines the influence of Hegel's methods on Marx's work, and his relationship with Engels. This lively, up to date guide to the life of Karl Marx provides an excellent starting point for students in history, politics and philosophy, and for all those with an interest in Marxism and political ideas.

Author Biography

Vincent Barnett has been a research fellow on a wide variety of History, Russian Studies and Economics projects at various UK universities. His publications included A History of Russian Economic Thought (2005), The Revolutionary Russian Economy, 18901940 (2004) and Kondratiev and the Dynamics of Economic Development (1998).

Table of Contents

List of platesp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Chronologyp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Ruled by a demonp. 14
Early writingsp. 34
The spectre of communismp. 53
Political writings, 1848–1852p. 72
The whole economic muckp. 91
'Outlines of a Critique of Political Economy'p. 114
An immense accumulation of researchp. 129
Volume one of Capitalp. 146
The tantalising model of Parisp. 165
The circulation of Capitalp. 185
And now Russia!p. 201
Very late Marxp. 216
Conclusionp. 226
Notesp. 238
Further Readingp. 248
Name Indexp. 251
Subject Indexp. 255
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