Pre-capitalist Economic Formations
These notes of 1857-58 throw light on Marx's views concerning the epochs of society and their evolutionary stages. Important for understanding the approach of historical materialism, and as background for further development of the Marxist study of history.
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INTRODUCTION by E J Hobsbawm
SUPPLEMENTARY TEXTS OF MARX AND ENGELS
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