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The First World Economic Crisis: Marx's ' books of crisis' of 1857-58

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Publication date2008
Host publicationKarl Marx' s Grundrisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy 150 years later
EditorsMarcello Musto
Place of publicationOxford
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)978-0415437493
Original languageEnglish


An important example of an empirical and theoretical study of the events of the first world economic crisis, the crisis of 1857-58, is presented: the unfinished ' books of crisis', written by Karl Marx in the same period as he was working on the first draft of 'Capital" (Grundrisse).