The Holy History of Mankind and Other Writings (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)

The Holy History of Mankind and Other Writings (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)

Moses Hess


Author note: Translated and edited with an creation by way of Shlomo Avineri
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Moses Hess is a tremendous determine within the improvement of either early communist and Zionist proposal. The Holy heritage of Mankind seemed in 1837, and was once the 1st book-length socialist tract to seem in Germany, representing an strange synthesis of Judaism and Christianity that confirmed the substantial impact upon Hess of Spinoza, Herder and Hegel. sooner or later lots of Hess's principles may locate their method into the paintings of Karl Marx, and into next socialist concept.

The unique political scientist Shlomo Avineri offers the 1st complete English translation of this article, in addition to new renditions of Socialism and Communism, A Communist Credo; and the implications of a destiny Revolution of the Proletariat. all the ordinary reader-friendly sequence beneficial properties are supplied, together with a chronology, concise creation and notes for additional examining, in a piece of specific relevance to scholars of politics, glossy eu historical past, and the heritage of Zionism.

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