Bibliographic Details

A Marxist history of the world : from Neanderthals to Neoliberals / Neil Faulkner.

Author / Creator Faulkner, Neil, author.
Imprint London : Pluto Press, 2013.
Description 1 online resource (x, 342 pages) : illustrations.
Language English
Series Counterfire
Counterfire (Series)
Subject Marxian historiography.
World history.
HISTORY -- World.
Marxian historiography.
World history.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record
ISBN 9781849648639
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Summary This magisterial analysis of human history combines the insights of earlier generations of Marxist historians with radical new ideas about the historical process. Reading history against the grain, Neil Faulkner reveals that what happened in the past was not predetermined. Choices were frequent and numerous. Different outcomes - liberation or barbarism - were often possible. Rejecting the top-down approach of conventional history, Faulkner contends that it is the mass action of ordinary people that drives great events. At the beginning of the 21st century - with economic disaster, war, climate catastrophe and deep class divisions - humans face perhaps the greatest crisis in the long history of our species. The lesson of A Marxist History of the World is that, since we created our past, we can also create a better future.
Other form Print version: Faulkner, Neil. Marxist history of the world. London : Pluto Press, 2013 9780745332147