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Friedrich Engels (1820–1895)

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Friedrich Engels is perhaps best remembered as the confidant, colleague, and benefactor of Karl Marx. Engels was born into a Calvinist family on November 28, 1820. The family owned fabric mills in the Rhineland and had business interests in Manchester, England, Engels joined the family business at vis mere age 16; he never had a formal university education. Despite his family's industrial background, Engels was sympathetic to the poverty of the working masses. At age 18 he published an attack on industrial poverty, and later joined the Hegelian movement that so influenced Marx and bothered conservative Prussian authorities. Engels first met Marx in 1842, while Marx was editor of a radical newspaper in Cologne. However, they did not establish their lifelong friendship until they met again in Paris two years later. Engels published several works related to economics, the first of which, Outlines of a Critique of Political Economy (1844), attempted to reconcile Hegelian philosophy with the principles of political economy. His second book, The Condition of the Working Class in England (1845), was a damning description and condemnation of the poverty generated by the Industrial Revolution. Engels also co-authored three major works with Marx, the most important being the Communist Manifesto (1948). Engels also wrote several historical works, which are more important to historians than to economists. These include The Peasant War in Germany (1850), Germany: Revolution and Counter-Revolution (1851), and The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State (1884). In general, these works are more descriptive than theoretical, and they closely parallel Marx's views on industrialization and class struggle. In addition to being a friend of Marx, Engels was his prime benefactor for a number of years. During their early years in London, beginning in 1849, the Marx family was nearly destitute, and it was only through the generosity of Engels that they prevailed. Engels was also responsible for the publication of Marx's Das Kapital. Before his death, Marx was only able to complete the first volume of this work, and so Engels edited and arranged for the publication of the last two volumes after Marx's death. Engels was an engaging and thoughtful writer. It was perhaps his great fortune and misfortune that he was connected so closely to Marx. On the one hand, he was responsible for bringing much of Marx's work to fruition in his role as benefactor and editor. On the other hand, the shadow of Marx eclipsed some of the exposure that Engels's own ideas and contributions might have had. Engels died of throat cancer in London, 1895. Following cremation at Woking Crematorium, his ashes were scattered off Beachy Head, near Eastbourne as he had requested. (Bowker Author Biography) Friedrich Engels, German political economist, was born in what is now known as Wuppertal, in 1820. From 1842 to 1844 Engels worked in a textile mill in Manchester, England. During this time Engels theorized that all of the social unrest and worker discontent he encountered were the direct result of private ownership of property. He concluded that social ills could be eliminated only through a class struggle culminating in the end of private ownership and the establishment of a communistic form of government. The publication of his Condition of the Working Class (1844) reiterated his philosophy and his conclusions about an inevitable class struggle. Friedrich Engels first met Karl Marx in 1842. When they met again in Paris in 1844, the two men discovered they had a great similarity of views and decided to work together. They delineated the principles of communism, later known as Marxism, and their work resulted in the founding of an international communistic movement. The Communist Manifesto, penned by Marx, was based in part on a draft Engels prepared. It became renowned as the classic exposition of modern communism, and it had a profound influence upon all subsequent literature dealing with communism. Marx and Engels' partnership lasted until Marx's death in 1883. Engels carried on his work by editing the second and third volumes of Marx's Das Kapital. Friedrich Engels died in 1895. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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The German Ideology, including Theses on Feuerbach (1932) — Forfatter — 723 eksemplarer
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Kritik af Gotha-programmet (1972) 322 eksemplarer
On Religion (1957) — Forfatter — 257 eksemplarer
Ludwig Feuerbach and the Outcome of Classical German Philosophy (1886) — Forfatter — 221 eksemplarer
Dialectics of Nature (1940) 215 eksemplarer
Selected Works (1958) 175 eksemplarer
Der deutsche Bauernkrieg (1966) — Forfatter — 164 eksemplarer
On Literature and Art (1947) 110 eksemplarer
Marx and Engels The Communist Manifesto, Crofts Classics (1955) — Forfatter — 105 eksemplarer
The Housing Question (1930) 97 eksemplarer
The Civil War in the United States (1937) 91 eksemplarer
The Principles of Communism (1847) 91 eksemplarer
The Essential Left (1960) 72 eksemplarer
The Role of Force in History (1947) 72 eksemplarer
Engels on Capital (1937) 70 eksemplarer
On Colonialism (1965) 64 eksemplarer
Ireland and the Irish Question (1971) 55 eksemplarer
Anarchism and Anarcho-Syndicalism (1972) 36 eksemplarer
Articles on Britain (1775) 33 eksemplarer
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Werke. Bd. 3. [1845 bis 1846] (1969) 19 eksemplarer
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On Marx (1975) 11 eksemplarer
The Wages System (1977) 11 eksemplarer
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Ten Classics of Marxism (1940) 9 eksemplarer
On Communist Society (1975) 7 eksemplarer
Ausgewählte Schriften I-II (1950) 7 eksemplarer
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Friedrich Engels Studienausgabe 2 (1973) 3 eksemplarer
Om feodalismen (1972) 3 eksemplarer
Landmarks of Scientific Socialism (1877) 3 eksemplarer
Il catechismo dei comunisti (1978) 2 eksemplarer
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Den tyske bondekrig 2 eksemplarer
Filosofiske skrifter (1974) 2 eksemplarer
El socialismo (1976) 2 eksemplarer
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Textos 2 eksemplarer
Selected Letters 1 eksemplar
Temas militares 1 eksemplar
Crítica do Direito 1 eksemplar
Die Armee (1956) 1 eksemplar
Socialism 1 eksemplar
Temas militares (1975) 1 eksemplar
Kadin ve Aile (2000) 1 eksemplar
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Correspondance 1 eksemplar
1: 1868-1886 1 eksemplar
Sanat ve Edebiyat Uzerine (2015) 1 eksemplar
Auf Reisen 1 eksemplar
El problema de la vivienda (1976) 1 eksemplar
El reciente proceso de Colonia (2004) 1 eksemplar
De la autoridad (2004) 1 eksemplar
Economia Política 1 eksemplar
Le Parti de classe 1 eksemplar
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Group read: The Communist Manifesto (1848) i One Book One Thread (juni 2021)


Not bad for a commie. He seems to guess a bunch, he's a bit homophobic, and his obsession with Marx is weird, but I feel like I know more now than before I read the book
bookonion | 14 andre anmeldelser | Mar 10, 2024 |
HelioKonishi | Mar 5, 2024 |
Jones does a great job contextualizing the Manifesto beforehand (with a whopping 184-page introduction, not to mention footnotes for the actual text of the Manifesto), and connects the reader to many other philosophers and social theorists in Marx's influential circle. In fact, this edition seems more like a history book than simply another published copy of the Manifesto. As for Marx, his opinions on the harm of capitalism are very well elucidated, but when it comes to his solutions, they are very vague and seem to be merely based on what happened in the French Revolution. His thoughts on capitalism make it all worth it, however, and thus I will move on to his other works, especially [b:Economic & Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844|85954|Economic & Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844|Karl Marx|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1521042866l/85954._SY75_.jpg|82945].… (mere)
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stargazerfish0 | 136 andre anmeldelser | Jan 13, 2024 |
Not an easy read and definitely not the book I thought it would be. Will have to look for Communism elsewhere.
MXMLLN | 136 andre anmeldelser | Jan 12, 2024 |



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