Marxism: An Historical and Critical Study

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Marxism: An Historical and Critical Study
File:Marxism, an historical and critical study, 1961 edition.jpg
Cover of the first edition
Author George Lichtheim
Country United States
Language English
Subject Marxism
Published 1961
Media type Print (hardcover and paperback)
Pages 412 (1971 fourth impression)
ISBN 978-0710046451

Marxism: An Historical and Critical Study is a 1961 book by George Lichtheim, in which Lichtheim provides a study of the development of Marxism from its origins to 1917.[1] It has been seen as a classic discussion of the subject, though it has received some criticism.

Scholarly reception

Political scientist David McLellan praised Marxism: An Historical and Critical Study in the 1995 edition of his Karl Marx: His Life and Thought.[1] Political theorist Terrell Carver has identified Lichtheim's work as a classic.[2] Historian of science Roger Smith writes that "though sometimes criticized in detail", the work is "helpful in locating Marx in the left political movements of the nineteenth century".[3]

See also




  • Berlin, Isaiah; Ryan, Alan; Carver, Terrell (1995). Karl Marx: His Life and Environment. London: Fontana Press. ISBN 0-00-686339-6.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • McLellan, David (1995). Karl Marx: A Biography. London: Papermac. ISBN 0-333-63947-2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Smith, Roger (1997). The Norton History of the Human Sciences. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 0-393-31733-1.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>