Bibliographic Details

Marxist history-writing for the twenty-first century / edited by Chris Wickham.

Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Description viii, 187 p. ; 24 cm.
Language English
Series British Academy occasional paper ; no. 9
British Academy occasional paper ; no. 9.
Subject Marxian historiography.
Marxisme.
Geschiedschrijving.
Marxian historiography.
Format E-Resource, Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/6614624
Other authors / contributors Wickham, Chris, 1950-
ISBN 9780197264034 (pbk.)
0197264034 (pbk.)
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Since 1989, there have been many claims that Marxist approaches to history are out of date. As the challenge of more recent events shows, however, history has not stopped and historical change continues to need explanation. There is still plenty of space for structural analysis of how history in all periods develops, and a Marxism un-linked to the Soviet past offers to many the most rigorous of these approaches. This volume explores from a wide variety of perspectives what Marxism has done for history-writing and what it can, or cannot, still do. Eight prominent historians and social scientists give their perspectives, both from Marxist and from non-Marxist positions, on the current state of history and what role Marxist analysis has in it. The volume is an important contribution to current historical debates, and will be of essential interest to historians and social scientists, and all those interested in how to explain history and politics.
Other form Online version: Marxist history-writing for the twenty-first century. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007
Table of Contents:
  • List of Tables
  • Notes on Contributors
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Marxism and Historiography: Perspectives on Roman History
  • 3. Memories of Underdevelopment: What Has Marxism Done for Medieval History, and What Can It Still Do?
  • 4. Property and Progress: Where Adam Smith Went Wrong
  • 5. Marxism and Its Others
  • 6. Marx's Critique of Political Economy: A Theory of History or a Theory of Communism?
  • 7. The Drama of Revolution and Reaction: Marxist History and the Twentieth Century
  • 8. Marxist Historiography Today