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Revolution and Counter-Revolution, or: Germany in 1848

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Revolution and Counter-Revolution is an account of what happened in Prussia, Austria and other German states during 1848, describing the impact on both middle-class and working-class aspirations and on the idea of German unification. Events in Austria and Prussia are discussed, along with the role of the Poles and Czechs and Panslavism, which Engels was against.

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Germany in 1848



Edited by Eleanor Marx Aveling

Chicago Charles H. Kerr & Company 1912


The following articles are now, after forty five years, for the first time collected and printed in book form. They are an invaluable pendant to Marx's work on the coup d'├ętat of Napoleon III. ("Der Achtzehnte Brumaire des Louis Bonaparte.") Both works belong to the same period, and both are what Engels calls "excellent specimens of that marvellous gift ... of Marx ... of apprehending clearly the character, the significance, and the necessary consequences of great historical events at a time when these events are actually in course of taking place, or are only just completed."

These articles were written in 1851 1852, when Marx had been about eighteen months in England. He was living with his wife, three young children, and their life long friend, Helene Demuth, in two rooms in Dean Street, Soho, almost opposite the Royalty Theatre. For nearly ten years they had been driven from pillar to post... Continue reading book >>

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