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The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State

Fore. Jennifer Doyle, Friedrich Engels, Intro. Eleanor Burke Leacock

Friedrich Engels’ analysis of the family as the fundamental unit in class society and its relation to the formation of the state was first published in 1884. The work traces the transition from tribal, kin-based societies to class-organized society using examples ranging from ancient civilizations to 19th-century Europe. This edition includes a substantial introductory essay (1979) by the feminist anthropologist Eleanor Burke Leacock.
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  • Publisher: Verso
  • Year: 2021
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240pp
  • Illustrated: No
  • ISBN: 9781839761515
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.2kg
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