Exzerpte und Notizen, 1843 bis Januar 1845, Text (Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe, Abteilung 4, Band 2)

October 30, 2020
Exzerpte und Notizen, 1843 bis Januar 1845, Text (Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe, Abteilung 4, Band 2)

Filenote | OCR'd, TOC built, [email protected] : I hope I built the TOC correctly. I found it beinggerman and different structure, quite tricky. If I failedmiserably, please lmk, so I learn. ThankyouThis volume contains Marx's notes, excerpts and marginaliaduring this period. It contains, among other things, the Kreuznachnotebooks."The overwhelming majority of the excerpts in these Kreuznachnotebooks are from works of modern French and, to a lesser extent,British history. (The notebooks also contain notes from historicalstudies of America, Poland, Sweden, and the Venetian republic,together with some classic works of political thought, notablybooks by Machiavelli, Montesquieu, and Rousseau.)" - From DavidLeopold's The Young Karl Marx.Series info:The volume under review belongs to the second version of thecomplete works of Marx and Engels (acronym MEGA) undertaken since1972. The first version of the MEGA was undertaken in the latetwenties of the last century in the Soviet Union under thedirection of David B. Riazanov, perhaps the most knowledgeable Marxscholar of the time, under whom the edition had attained thehighest scholarly standard and textual exactitude. But soon he wasdestituted of his function by the regime. Subsequently arrested andcondemned as a conspirator' by the Stalinist show trial, he wasexecuted in 1938. A new version of the MEGA started in 1972 withatrial volume' (Probeband) of course under full party-state controlthrough the Institute of Marxism-Leninism of the (ex)USSR and theGDR. This MEGA number 2 envisages four sections': (1) works,articles, drafts of Marx and Engels, (2) Capital and the workspreceding and preparatory to Capital, (3) correspondence, (4)notebooks, excerpt copy books, marginal comments made by the twoauthors. This otherwise ambitious and serious scholarly enterprisewas, however, marred by its openly ideological orientation. Then,with the downfall of thereally (non) existing socialism,' thesituation was radically changed. A total rearrangement forpublishing MEGA was undertaken on the initiative of the AmsterdamInstitute of Social History (IISG) with the establishment of theInternational Marx-Engels Foundation (IMES)