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Marx's 'Eighteenth Brumaire': (Post)Modern Interpretations
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Marx's 'Eighteenth Brumaire': (Post)Modern Interpretations (Hardback)

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Marx's account of the rise of Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte is one of his most important texts. Written after the defeat of the 1848 revolution in France and Bonaparte's subsequent coup, it is a concrete analysis that raises enduring theoretical questions about the state, class conflict and ideology.



Unlike his earlier analyses, Marx develops a nuanced argument concerning the independence of the state from class interests, the different types of classes, and the determining power of ideas and imagery in politics. In the Eighteenth Brumaire he applies his 'materialist conception of history' to an actual historical event with extraordinary subtlety and an impressive, powerful command of language.



This volume contains the most recent and widely acclaimed translation of the Eighteenth Brumaire by Terrell Carver, together with a series of specially commissioned essays on the importance of the Brumaire in Marx's canon. Contributors discuss its continuing significance and interest, the historical background and its contemporary relevance for political philosophy and history.

History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalModern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900History & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesWestern philosophy Publisher: Pluto Press Publication Date: 01/05/2002 ISBN-13: 9780745318318  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Mark Cowling is a Principal Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Teesside. He is co-editor of Marx's 'Eighteenth Brumaire': (Post)Modern Interpretations (Pluto, 2002) and Marxism, the Millennium and Beyond (St. Martin's Press, 2000). James Martin is Professor of Political Theory at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the author of Gramsci's Political Analysis (Palgrave, 1998) and editor of Antonio Gramsci: Critical Assessments of Leading Political Philosophers (Routledge, 2001) and co-editor of Marx's 'Eighteenth Brumaire': (Post)Modern Interpretations (Pluto, 2002).

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