Bibliographic Details

Marxist historiographies : a global perspective / edited by Q. Edward Wang and Georg G. Iggers.

Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2016.
Description ix, 263 pages ; 24 cm
Language English
Subject Marxian historiography.
Marxian historiography.
Format Print, Book
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Other authors / contributors Wang, Q. Edward, 1958- editor.
Iggers, Georg G., editor.
ISBN 9780415723435 (hardback : alk. paper)
0415723434 (hardback : alk. paper)
9780415723442 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0415723442 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781315686004 (ebook)
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Review by Choice Review

Since the historical origins of the present have always been at the core of Marxist concerns, this up-to-date, erudite, and thoughtful collection of essays on contemporary Marxist historiography will be invaluable not only to students of historiography and intellectual history, but also to anyone who wants to investigate the globalization of Marxism. There are essays on the globe's major regions as well as on major nations, including Russia, China, India, Japan, Turkey, and Brazil. Each essay, written by an expert, analyzes significant trends and introduces influential authors and their texts while relating shifts in historiography to contemporary history, for thinking about history cannot be divorced from history as experienced. Each essay provides excellent and quite extensive bibliographies, as well as suggestions for further reading to guide students into deeper research. As a whole, this book shows how Marxism has been transformed--broadened but also diluted as it continues to challenge capitalism and its defenders. The two editors, major historiographers themselves, are to be congratulated on a very useful volume. Summing Up: Essential. Most levels/libraries. --Conrad Schirokauer, Columbia University

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