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Anarchism: A History of Libertarian Ideas and Movements / Edition 1
     

Anarchism: A History of Libertarian Ideas and Movements / Edition 1

by George Woodcock
 

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ISBN-10: 1551116294

ISBN-13: 2901551116296

Pub. Date: 11/22/2004

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division

This is a reissue of the 1986 edition of a work that was originally published in the early 1960s and is considered by many to be the seminal history of the classical anarchist thinkers and movements. It traces the anarchist movement from the words and deeds of such precursors as the Anabaptists and the Diggers to the fall of the anarchist stronghold of Barcelona to

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This is a reissue of the 1986 edition of a work that was originally published in the early 1960s and is considered by many to be the seminal history of the classical anarchist thinkers and movements. It traces the anarchist movement from the words and deeds of such precursors as the Anabaptists and the Diggers to the fall of the anarchist stronghold of Barcelona to the fascist forces of Franco in 1936, with an epilogue sketching developments to the 1980s. In the early part of the volume, Woodcock, who himself played a minor role in some later events, focuses on the most recognizable and influential figures in the rise of anarchism, including chapters on the political philosophies of Robert Godwin, Max Stirner, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Michael Bakunin, Peter Kropotkin, and Leo Tolstoy. The second half turns to the history of anarchist movements on the international stage and in France, Italy, Spain, and Russia, as well as a more cursory survey of the anarchist traditions in Latin America, Northern Europe, Britain, and the United States. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901551116296
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
Publication date:
11/22/2004
Series:
Broadview Encore Editions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432

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Table of Contents

Preface to the 1986 edition

1. Prologue

Part One: The Idea

2. The Family Tree

3. The Man of Reason

4. The Egoist

5. The Man of Paradox

6. The Destructive Urge

7. The Explorer

8. The Prophet

Part Two: The Movement

9. International Endeavours

10. Anarchism in France

11. Anarchism in Italy

12. Anarchism in Spain

13. Anarchism in Russia

14. Various Traditions: Anarchism in Latin America, Northern Europe, Britain, and the United States

15. Epilogue

Index

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