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Moses Hess: The Holy History of Mankind and Other Writings

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Part of Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought

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  • The Holy History of Mankind was published in 1837, the first book-length socialist tract to appear in Germany, representing an unusual synthesis of Judaism and Christianity. (Moses Hess was a major figure in the development of both early communist and Zionist thought.) Shlomo Avineri provides the first complete English translation of this classic text, along with new renditions of Sozialsmus und Kommunismus and Ein Kommunistisches Bekenntis. The volume includes a chronology, concise introduction and notes for further reading.

    • New rendition of key writings by a major early socialist and Zionist thinker
    • Shlomo Avineri is the author of one of the classic analyses of Marx's thought, and a political scientist of great distinction
    • All the usual student-friendly series features, including notes for further reading, chronology, and contextual notes
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    • Date Published: January 2007
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511261909
    • availability: Adobe Reader ebooks available from
  • Table of Contents

    Note on the text
    Bibliographical note
    The Holy History of Mankind
    Socialism and Communism
    A Communist Credo
    Consequences of a Future Revolution of the Proletariat
    Appendix: Christ and Spinoza (from Rome and Jerusalem: The Last Nationality Question)

  • Author

    Moses Hess

    Editor and Translator

    Shlomo Avineri, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Moses Hess was both a colleague and protagonist of Karl Marx in the early communist movement, and one of the forerunners of Zionism: he died in Paris in 1875.

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