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Engels / Terrell Carver.

By: Carver, Terrell.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Very short introductions: 91.Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003Description: 105 p. : ill., ports. ; 18 cm.ISBN: 0192804669 (pbk.); 9780192804662 (pbk.).Subject(s): Engels, Friedrich, 1820-1895 | Dialectical materialism
Contents:
List of illustrations -- Abbreviations -- 1: Engels and Marx -- 2: Journalist -- 3: Communist -- 4: Revolutionary -- 5: Marxist -- 6: Scientist -- 7: Engels and Marxism -- Further reading -- Index.
Summary: From the Publisher: It is by no means absurd to say that Engels invented Marxism. His work did more than Marx's to attract and make converts to the most influential political movement of modern times. He was not only the father of dialectical and historical materialism-the official philosophies of history and science in many communist countries-but was also the first Marxist historian, anthropologist, philosopher, and commentator on early Marx. In his later years Engels developed his materialist interpretation of history, his chief intellectual legacy, which has had revolutionary effects on the arts and social sciences. Terrell Carver traces its source and its effect on the development of Marxist theory and practice, assesses its utility, and discusses the difficulties which Marxists have encountered in defending it.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

List of illustrations -- Abbreviations -- 1: Engels and Marx -- 2: Journalist -- 3: Communist -- 4: Revolutionary -- 5: Marxist -- 6: Scientist -- 7: Engels and Marxism -- Further reading -- Index.

From the Publisher: It is by no means absurd to say that Engels invented Marxism. His work did more than Marx's to attract and make converts to the most influential political movement of modern times. He was not only the father of dialectical and historical materialism-the official philosophies of history and science in many communist countries-but was also the first Marxist historian, anthropologist, philosopher, and commentator on early Marx. In his later years Engels developed his materialist interpretation of history, his chief intellectual legacy, which has had revolutionary effects on the arts and social sciences. Terrell Carver traces its source and its effect on the development of Marxist theory and practice, assesses its utility, and discusses the difficulties which Marxists have encountered in defending it.

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Terrell Carver is the head of the Department of Politics at Bristol University. He is author of Marx's Social Theory (1982), Marx and Engels: The Intellectual Relationship (1986), Friedrich Engles: His Life and Thought (1990), and editor of The Unknown Marx (2001) and The Cambridge Companionto Marx (1992).

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