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Marx/Engels Collected Works (also known as MECW) is the largest existing collection of English translations of many of the works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. It contains publications by Marx and Engels released during their lifetimes, many unpublished manuscripts of Marx's economic writings, and extensive correspondence. The Collected Works, 50 volumes, was compiled and issued from 1975 to 2004 by Progress Publishers (1931, Moscow) in collaboration with Lawrence and Wishart (1936, London) and International Publishers (1924, New York City).

Contents

OverviewEdit

The Collected Works consists of a collection of writings by Marx between 1835 and his death in 1883, and by Engels between 1838 and his death in 1895. Early volumes include juvenilia, such as correspondence between Marx and his father, Marx's poetry, and letters from Engels to his sister. The Collected Works also contain several major, well-known works by Marx and Engels, such as The Communist Manifesto (V. 6), The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon (V. 11), and The Condition of the Working Class in England (V. 4). In addition, a large body of previously unpublished or untranslated material is collected, consisting of newspaper articles, letters, and other minor writings.

The collection is divided into three parts. Volumes 1-27 collect the political, philosophical, historical and journalistic writings of the authors, in chronological order. Volumes 28-37 specifically collect Marx's writings on political economy, including a large amount of draft material and manuscripts which culminated in the three volumes of Capital (V. 35-37). Finally, volumes 38-50 collect the letters and personal correspondence of the authors.[1]

Contents by volumeEdit

Although most of MECW's volumes include material written by Marx and Engels (whether separately or as co-authors), a large minority of volumes are devoted to material written by only one author. Red check marks indicate the author's presence in a volume, while black X marks indicate that the author's work is absent. Although the volumes typically contain large varieties of material, only major selected items are listed below, for illustration.

Volume Marx Engels Period Pub. Date Major Contents
1  Y  N 1835-1843 1975 Early writings of Marx, including doctoral dissertation The Difference Between the Democritean and Epicurean Philosophy of Nature[2]
2  N  Y 1838-1842 1975 Early writings of Engels[3]
3  Y  Y 1843-1844 1975 Early writings of both, including the Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844[4]
4  Y  Y 1844-1845 1975 The Holy Family, The Condition of the Working Class in England[5]
5  Y  Y 1845-1847 1976 The German Ideology, Theses on Feuerbach[6]
6  Y  Y 1845-1848 1976 The Communist Manifesto, The Poverty of Philosophy, Principles of Communism[7]
7  Y  Y 1848 1977 Articles for Neue Rheinische Zeitung[8][9][10]
8  Y  Y 1848-1849 1977
9  Y  Y 1849 1977
10  Y  Y 1849-1851 1978 The Class Struggles in France 1848–1850, The Peasant War in Germany[11]
11  Y  Y 1851-1853 1979 The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon, Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Germany[12]
12  Y  Y 1853-1854 1979 Newspaper articles concerning global politics and other writings, including The Civil War in the United States[13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20]
13  Y  Y 1854-1855 1980
14  Y  Y 1855-1856 1980
15  Y  Y 1856-1858 1986
16  Y  Y 1858-1860 1980
17  Y  Y 1859-1860 1981
18  Y  Y 1857-1862 1982
19  Y  Y 1861-1864 1984
20  Y  Y 1864-1868 1985 Articles and writings concerning the First International, Value, Price and Profit (V. 20)[21][22][23][24]
21  Y  Y 1867-1870 1985
22  Y  Y 1870-1871 1986
23  Y  Y 1871-1874 1988
24  Y  Y 1874-1883 1989 Critique of the Gotha Program, Socialism: Utopian and Scientific[25]
25  N  Y 1987 Anti-Dühring, Dialectics of Nature[26]
26  N  Y 1882-1889 1990 Origin of the Family, Ludwig Feuerbach and the End of Classical German Philosophy[27]
27  N  Y 1890-1895 1990 Late political writings of Engels[28]
28  Y  N 1857-1861 1986 Grundrisse, A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy[29][30]
29  Y  N 1857-1861 1987
30  Y  N 1861-1863 1988 Economic Manuscripts of 1861–1863, which includes Theories of Surplus Value[31][32][33][34][35]
31  Y  N 1861-1863 1989
32  Y  N 1861-1863 1989
33  Y  N 1861-1863 1991
34  Y  N 1861-1864 1994
35  Y  N 1996 Capital, Volume I[36]
36  Y  N 1997 Capital, Volume II[37]
37  Y  N 1998 Capital, Volume III[38]
38  Y  Y 1844-1851 1982 Letters[39][40][41][42][43][44][45][46][47][48][49][50][51]
39  Y  Y 1852-1855 1983
40  Y  Y 1856-1859 1983
41  Y  Y 1860-1864 1985
42  Y  Y 1864-1868 1987
43  Y  Y 1868-1870 1988
44  Y  Y 1870-1873 1989
45  Y  Y 1874-1879 1991
46  Y  Y 1880-1883 1992
47  N  Y 1883-1886 1995
48  N  Y 1887-1890 2001
49  N  Y 1890-1892 2001
50  N  Y 1892-1895 2004

Differences with other Marx/Engels collectionsEdit

Although the Collected Works is the most comprehensive English translation of Marx and Engels' work, it is not their complete work. An ongoing project to publish the pair's complete works in German is expected to require 114 volumes.[52]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Marx & Engels Collected Works". Lawrence and Wishart.
  2. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1975). Collected Works. 1. London. ISBN 9780853152842.
  3. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1975). Collected Works. 2. London. ISBN 9780853152927.
  4. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1975). Collected Works. 3. London. ISBN 9780853152934.
  5. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1975). Collected Works. 4. London. ISBN 9780853152941.
  6. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1976). Collected Works. 5. London. ISBN 9780853153115.
  7. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1976). Collected Works. 6. London. ISBN 9780853153122.
  8. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1977). Collected Works. 7. London. ISBN 9780853153528.
  9. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1977). Collected Works. 8. London. ISBN 9780853153535.
  10. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1977). Collected Works. 9. London. ISBN 9780853153542.
  11. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1978). Collected Works. 10. London. ISBN 9780853153559.
  12. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1979). Collected Works. 11. London. ISBN 9780853153566.
  13. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1979). Collected Works. 12. London. ISBN 9780853153573.
  14. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1980). Collected Works. 13. London. ISBN 9780853153580.
  15. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1980). Collected Works. 14. London. ISBN 9780853154358.
  16. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1986). Collected Works. 15. London. ISBN 9780853154365.
  17. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1980). Collected Works. 16. London. ISBN 9780853154372.
  18. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1981). Collected Works. 17. London. ISBN 9780853154389.
  19. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1982). Collected Works. 18. London. ISBN 9780853154396.
  20. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1984). Collected Works. 19. London. ISBN 9780853154402.
  21. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1985). Collected Works. 20. London. ISBN 9780853154419.
  22. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1985). Collected Works. 21. London. ISBN 9780853154426.
  23. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1986). Collected Works. 22. London. ISBN 9780853154433.
  24. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1988). Collected Works. 23. London. ISBN 9780853154440.
  25. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1989). Collected Works. 24. London. ISBN 9780853154457.
  26. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1987). Collected Works. 25. London. ISBN 9780853154464.
  27. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1990). Collected Works. 26. London. ISBN 9780853154471.
  28. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1990). Collected Works. 27. London. ISBN 9780853154488.
  29. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1986). Collected Works. 28. London. ISBN 9780853154495.
  30. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1987). Collected Works. 29. London. ISBN 9780853154501.
  31. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1988). Collected Works. 30. London. ISBN 9780853154518.
  32. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1989). Collected Works. 31. London. ISBN 9780853154525.
  33. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1989). Collected Works. 32. London. ISBN 9780853154532.
  34. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1991). Collected Works. 33. London. ISBN 9780853154549.
  35. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1994). Collected Works. 34. London. ISBN 9780853154556.
  36. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1996). Collected Works. 35. London. ISBN 9780853158523.
  37. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1997). Collected Works. 36. London. ISBN 9780853154570.
  38. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1998). Collected Works. 37. London. ISBN 9780853154587.
  39. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1982). Collected Works. 38. London. ISBN 9780853154594.
  40. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1983). Collected Works. 39. London. ISBN 9780853154600.
  41. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1983). Collected Works. 40. London. ISBN 9780853154617.
  42. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1985). Collected Works. 41. London. ISBN 9780853156178.
  43. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1987). Collected Works. 42. London. ISBN 9780853156185.
  44. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1988). Collected Works. 43. London. ISBN 9780853156192.
  45. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1989). Collected Works. 44. London. ISBN 9780853156208.
  46. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1991). Collected Works. 45. London. ISBN 9780853156215.
  47. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1992). Collected Works. 46. London. ISBN 9780853156222.
  48. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1995). Collected Works. 47. London. ISBN 9780853156239.
  49. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (2001). Collected Works. 48. London. ISBN 9780853156246.
  50. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (2001). Collected Works. 49. London. ISBN 9780853156253.
  51. ^ Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (2001). Collected Works. 50. London. ISBN 9780853156260.
  52. ^ marxforschung.de: Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe (MEGA²) (German).

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