2016-2017 Pitzer Catalog 
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2016-2017 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 132 PZ -Marx in Context

Institution: Pitzer

Description: Despite his lasting importance as a social critic and political thinker, Karl Marx is rarely appreciated as an observer of his own world. In this course, we will read Marx in the context of nineteenth-century Europe. As a working journalist, Marx was intimately familiar with the great movements and upheavals of his time. We follow him from the quiet German towns and idealist philosophy of his youth, to the great revolutionary metropolis of mid-century Paris, to the blaring factories of industrial Manchester and up through the unification of Germany. We will use Marx’s writings to make sense of that world, while, at the same time, attention to the history of nineteenth-century Europe will help us interpret his writings.

Prerequisite(s): Please check course schedule for requirements.

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