Machiavelli, Marxism, and the Revolutionary Tradition

In a letter to Engels of 1857, Marx calls Machiavelli’s Florentine Histories a “masterpiece.” Praising his powerful historical sensibility, Marx explicitly recognises the importance of Machiavelli’s theories on social conflict, the political meaning of a citizen’s army, and the connection between the productive forces and social relations. Machiavelli has never ceased to be a reference for the Marxist and revolutionary tradition. Explicitly, as a grounding stone ...

Sponsoring Organization(s) : 
Historical Materialism
Event type: 
Event
Event date: 
Thursday, November 8, 2012 to Sunday, November 11, 2012
Event Location: 
London (UK)
Abstract due date: 
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Categories: 
Interdisciplinary
Literary Theory
Anthropology/Sociology
History
Philosophy
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