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Kropotkin, Read, and the intellectual history of British anarchism : between reason and romanticism

Author: Matthew S Adams
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. ©2015
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"British anarchism has a rich intellectual history. Although marginal as a political force, anarchist ideas developed in Britain into a distinctive political tradition. Kropotkin, Read, and the Intellectual History of British Anarchism explores this lost history, offering a new appraisal of the work of Kropotkin and Read, and examining the ways in which they endeavoured to articulate a politics fit for the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Petr Alekseevich Kropotkin, kni︠a︡zʹ; Herbert Read; Petr Alekseevich Kropotkin, kni︠a︡zʹ; Herbert Read; Petr Alekseevič Kropotkin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew S Adams
ISBN: 9781137392602 1137392606
OCLC Number: 900031268
Description: x, 251 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Contexts : Anarchism in British Intellectual History, 1886-1968 --
2. Foundations : System-Building Philosophy --
3. Statism : The Power of History --
4. Revolution : The Journey to Communism --
5. Utopia : Imagining Post-Capitalist Society.
Responsibility: Matthew S. Adams (University of Victoria, Canada).
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