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Karl Marx

Greatness and Illusion

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ISBN 9780674971615

Publication: October 2016

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768 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

30 halftones, 4 maps

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  • Illustrations*
  • Maps
    • 1. The Rhineland before 1789—‘The Monks’ Corridor’
    • 2. The French Occupation of the Rhineland during the Revolution and the Napoleonic Era
    • 3. Paris and the Battles of the Franco-Prussian War
    • 4. Marx’s London, 1848–1883
  • Acknowledgements
  • Prologue: The Making of an Icon, 1883–1920
  • 1. Fathers and Sons: The Ambiguities of Becoming a Prussian
  • 2. The Lawyer, the Poet and the Lover
  • 3. Berlin and the Approaching Twilight of the Gods
  • 4. Rebuilding the Polis: Reason Takes On the Christian State
  • 5. The Alliance of Those Who Think and Those Who Suffer: Paris, 1844
  • 6. Exile in Brussels, 1845–8
  • 7. The Approach of Revolution: The Problem about Germany
  • 8. The Mid-Century Revolutions
  • 9. London
  • 10. The Critique of Political Economy
  • 11. Capital, Social Democracy and the International
  • 12. Back to the Future
  • Epilogue
  • Notes and References
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • * Illustrations
    • 1. The young Marx
    • 2. Portrait of Jenny Marx, undated
    • 3. Karl Marx, editor of the Rheinische Zeitung 1842–3, by Ernst Schaumann
    • 4. Heinrich Heine with Jenny and Karl Marx. Drawing, 1848
    • 5. Eleanor Marx, at the age of 18, 1873
    • 6. Karl Marx’s eldest daughters, Jenny and Laura, c. 1865. Photograph
    • 7. Karl Marx and his wife, Jenny, c. 1850s
    • 8. Helene Demuth
    • 9. Friedrich Engels, 1870
    • 10. Moses Hess, 1847
    • 11. Mikhail Aleksandrovich Bakunin
    • 12. Pierre Joseph Proudhon
    • 13. Dr Andreas Gottschalk, portrait by Wilhelm Kleinenbroich, 1849
    • 14. Ferdinand Lassalle, c. 1860
    • 15. Dr Eduard Gumpert
    • 16. Wilhelm Wolff
    • 17. Trier, a view over the river Mosel to Trier. Steel engraving, undated (c. 1850?), by Johann Poppel after a drawing by Ludwig Lange (1808–1868)
    • 18. The title page of the Deutsch-Französische Jahrbücher, Paris, 1844
    • 19. The bodies of those killed during the February street fighting paraded through Paris. (Engraving by J Gaildrau in a history of France.)
    • 20. Session of the Commission des travailleurs, Paris, 1948
    • 21. Barricade fighting in Cologne, 1848
    • 22. Berlin, 1848, illustration from Carl Schurz, Reminiscences, Vol. I (McClure Publishing Co., 1907)
    • 23. The Chartist Meeting on Kennington Common, 10 April 1848, from F. Dimond and R. Taylor, Crown & Camera: The Royal Family and Photography 1842–1910 (Harmondsworth, 1987)
    • 24. The First Edition of ‘Neue Rheinische Zeitung’ 1 June 1848
    • 25. Thibault: The barricade of Saint-Maur-Popincourt 26 June 1848
    • 26. Insurgents in custody
    • 27. Opening ceremony of the International Exhibition
    • 28. William Powell Frith, Ramsgate Sands (Life at the Seaside), 1851–54
    • 29. Aftermath of the Commune
    • 30. Chinese poster from the Cultural Revolution celebrating the centenary of the Paris Commune