Marx was a highly original and polymathic thinker, unhampered by
disciplinary boundaries, whose intellectual influence has been enormous.
Yet in the wake of the collapse of Marxism-Leninism in Eastern Europe
the question arises as to how important his work really is for us now.
An important dimension of this volume is to place Marx's writings in
their historical context and to separate what he actually said from what
others (in particular, Engels) interpreted him as saying. Informed by
current debates and new perspectives, the volume provides a
comprehensive coverage of all the major areas to which Marx made