Wolfgang Eckhardt

Wolfgang Eckhardt




Wolfgang Eckhardt, who works for the Library of the Free in Berlin, has been actively researching anarchism since the 1990s. His publications include the German-language Bakunin Ausgewählte Schriften (Selected Works) series, of which six volumes have been published so far under his editorship (1995–2011).










The First Socialist Schism: Bakunin vs. Marx in the International Working Men’s Association

The First Socialist Schism: Bakunin vs. Marx in the International Working Men’s Association

SKU: 9781629630427
Author: Wolfgang Eckhardt
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781629630427
Published: 8/2016
Format: Paperback
Size: 6 x 9
Page count: 624
Subjects: Politics-Anarchism/Politics-Socialism/History-Europe

Praise

“This collection offers a definitive account of the political struggle within the First International. This struggle was, as documents show, a complex and sophisticated theoretical-political process, involving serious analysis and insight. This is arguably the first book to lift the history of the International out of the framework of an analysis that focuses solely on the clash of its two great protagonists.”
—Andrej Grubacic, associate professor and department chair of the Anthropology and Social Change program at the California Institute of Integral Studies; coauthor of Wobblies and Zapatistas

“Wolfgang Eckhardt has been doing outstanding research on Mikhail Bakunin and the First International for years, unearthing precious materials in archives across Europe and documenting them in various German-language publications. His work now being available in English means a tremendous contribution to the international historiography of the anarchist movement and its origins.”
—Gabriel Kuhn, editor of Gustav Landauer: Revolution and Other Writings

“Eckhardt provides an in-depth description of the development and political context of the conflict between Marx and Bakunin. The book sets a new standard, providing a detailed account of the context, background, and effect of the conflict.”
—Jochen Schmück, DadA (Database of German-Language Anarchism)

“Eckhardt’s historiographical and documentary presentation is more thorough and detailed than anything that has been published on this topic in recent years. His valuable contribution to both historiography and political discussion can scarcely be overestimated.”
—Max Henninger, Sozial.Geschichte Online (Social History Online)



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