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Marxist History-writing for the Twenty-first Century

Chris Wickham


Since 1989, there have been many claims that Marxist approaches to history are out of date, but history has not stopped, and historical change continues to need explanation.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 historians and social scientists give their perspectives, both from Marxist and from non-M ... More

Keywords: Marxist history, history-writing, non-Marxist history, Marxist analysis, Marxism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780197264034
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264034.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chris Wickham, editor
Chichele Professor of Medieval History, University of Oxford; Fellow of the British Academy