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A Political History of the Editions of Marx and Engels’s “German ideology Manuscripts”

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Part of the Marx, Engels, and Marxisms book series (MAENMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Terrell Carver, Daniel Blank
    Pages 1-6
  3. Terrell Carver, Daniel Blank
    Pages 7-23
  4. Terrell Carver, Daniel Blank
    Pages 79-97
  5. Terrell Carver, Daniel Blank
    Pages 119-135
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 151-214

About this book


Since the 1920s, scholars have promoted a set of manuscripts, long abandoned by Marx and Engels, to canonical status in book form as The German Ideology, and in particular its 'first chapter,' known as 'I. Feuerbach.' Part one of this revolutionary study relates in detail the political history through which these manuscripts were editorially fabricated into editions and translations, so that they could represent an important exposition of Marx's 'theory of history.' Part two presents a wholly-original view of the so-called 'Feuerbach' manuscripts in a page-by-page English-language rendition of these discontinuous fragments. By including the hitherto devalued corrections that each author made in draft, the new text invites the reader into a unique laboratory for their collaborative work. An 'Analytical Introduction' shows how Marx's and Engels's thinking developed in duologue as they altered individual words and phrases on these 'left-over' polemical pages.


Marx Engels German ideology political theory political philosophy materialism ideology Marxism Cold War communism Friedrich Engels Karl Marx political history politics revolution

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title A Political History of the Editions of Marx and Engels’s “German ideology Manuscripts”
  • Authors Terrell Carver
    Daniel Blank
  • Series Title Marx, Engels, and Marxisms
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Terrell Carver and Daniel Blank 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political Science Collection Political Science and International Studies (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-47115-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-50090-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-47116-1
  • Series ISSN 2524-7123
  • Series E-ISSN 2524-7131
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 214
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Political History
    Political Theory
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