Marxist History

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The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte
1.  The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte by Karl Marx
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  "Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past"
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History of the Russian Revolution
2.  History of the Russian Revolution by Leon Trotsky
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  "A masterpiece and beautifully written. The dialectical analysis of class struggle is seemlessly interwoven into the text."
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The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution (Penguin History)
3.  The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution (Penguin History) by C L R James
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  "Classic account of how a slave revolt in the West Indies and a revolution in France fed each other."
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The Class Struggle in the Ancient Greek World: From the Archaic Age to the Arab Conquests
4.  The Class Struggle in the Ancient Greek World: From the Archaic Age to the Arab Conquests by G.E.M.De Ste.Croix
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  "Great analysis. Contains a brilliant theoretical essay on Marxist method."
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The Making of New World Slavery: From the Baroque to the Modern, 1492-1800
5.  The Making of New World Slavery: From the Baroque to the Modern, 1492-1800 by Robin Blackburn
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  "Great analysis of systems of slavery borrowed and fed racist ideas and how slave economies fed British capitalism."
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The Age Of Revolution: 1789-1848: Europe, 1789-1848
6.  The Age Of Revolution: 1789-1848: Europe, 1789-1848 by Eric Hobsbawm
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  "Brilliant interweaving of the economic effects of the indstrial revolution in Britain and the political revolution in France."
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The Old Social Classes and the Revolutionary Movements of Iraq: A Study of Iraq's Old Landed and Commercial Classes and of Its Communists, Ba'thists and Free Officers
7.  The Old Social Classes and the Revolutionary Movements of Iraq: A Study of Iraq's Old Landed and Commercial Classes and of Its Communists, Ba'thists and Free Officers by Hanna Batatu
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  "Monumental and utterly brilliant analysis of the relationship of social class and politics in a society first experiencing colonialism and capitalism."
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The Prophet Armed: Trotsky 1879-1921
8.  The Prophet Armed: Trotsky 1879-1921 by Isaac Deutscher
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  "Great literature. Classic weaving of individual biography into social and political analysis. Possibly best Marxist overview of the Russian revolution as well."
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Marxist History-writing for the Twenty-first Century (British Academy Occasional Papers)
9.  Marxist History-writing for the Twenty-first Century (British Academy Occasional Papers) by Chris Wickham
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  "Useful discussion on the vitality of the Marxist approach."
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History and Revolution: Refuting Revisionism
10.  History and Revolution: Refuting Revisionism by Mike Haynes
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  "Great series of essays launching a counter attack against fashionable yet flawed right wing perspectives."
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The Bourgeois Revolution in France (1789-1815) (Berghahn Monographs in French Studies)
11.  The Bourgeois Revolution in France (1789-1815) (Berghahn Monographs in French Studies) by Henry Heller
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  "Marxist counter to right wing revisionist orthodoxy on the French revolution."
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Why Did the Heavens Not Darken?: "Final Solution" in History
12.  Why Did the Heavens Not Darken?: "Final Solution" in History by Arno J. Mayer
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  "Mayer's incisive methodology applied to the Nazi Holocaust."
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The Origins of Nazi Violence
13.  The Origins of Nazi Violence by Enzo Traverso
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  "Great grasp of dialectics sees Traverso locate Nazi ideas being radicalisations of the western liberal mainstream"
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Islam and Capitalism (Saqi Essentials)
14.  Islam and Capitalism (Saqi Essentials) by M Rodinson
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  "Islamophobic nonesense gets the dialectical materialist treatment."
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Revolution and Counterrevolution: Class Struggle in a Moscow Metal Factory
15.  Revolution and Counterrevolution: Class Struggle in a Moscow Metal Factory by Kevin Murphy
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  "Classic history from below. Murphy gets to grips with the history of a factory and the workers who work there over a 30 year period."
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Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism (New Edition)
16.  Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism (New Edition) by Benedict Anderson
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  "Too liberal for Marxists. Too Marxist for liberals. Nevertheless, a classic that owes much to the Marxist tradition."
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Year One of the Russian Revolution
17.  Year One of the Russian Revolution by Victor Serge
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  "Classic account of the Russian revolution and civil war from 'the conscience of the revolution.'"
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Late Victorian Holocausts: El Nino Famines and the Making of the Third World
18.  Late Victorian Holocausts: El Nino Famines and the Making of the Third World by Mike Davis
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  "Brilliant and thought provoking analysis of the collision of el nino weather systems and capitalism and the millions of deaths that ensued."
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Muhammad: Prophet of Islam
19.  Muhammad: Prophet of Islam by Maxime Rodinson
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  "Materialist account explaining the rise of Islam and biography of Muhammad."
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Cult, Ghetto and State: Persistence of the Jewish Question
20.  Cult, Ghetto and State: Persistence of the Jewish Question by Maxime Rodinson
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  "The great Maxime Rodinson tackles a variety of issues connected to Jewish history and Zionism."
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Revolutionary Europe 1783-1815 2e (Blackwell Classic Histories of Europe)
21.  Revolutionary Europe 1783-1815 2e (Blackwell Classic Histories of Europe) by George Rude
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  "Beutifully written account of the causes, course and consequences of the French Revolution. The dialectical interactions of the economic, social, political and military are seamlessly interwoven."
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The Crowd in the French Revolution (Galaxy Books)
22.  The Crowd in the French Revolution (Galaxy Books) by George Rudé
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  "Revolutions are made by people and their actions. Rude looks beyond the leaders to the masses to understand the French Revolution."
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Syria's Peasantry, the Descendants of Its Lesser Rural Notables, and Their Politics
23.  Syria's Peasantry, the Descendants of Its Lesser Rural Notables, and Their Politics by Hanna Batatu
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  "In depth look at the peasantry of Syria and how this social class has spawned religious and political movements, particularly the B'ath."
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Apocalypse: The Great Jewish Revolt Against Rome
24.  Apocalypse: The Great Jewish Revolt Against Rome by Neil Faulkner
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  "Fascinating account of how social and political revolt can be expressed in messianic religious form."
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A Short History of the French Revolution, 1789-99
25.  A Short History of the French Revolution, 1789-99 by Albert Soboul
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  "Useful historiographical essay setting out the classic Marxist interpretation."
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