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Precapitalist Societies


Index to the works of Marxists on precapitalist economic formations, the peasantry, “permanent revolution”, “combined and uneven development”, the democratic revolution, ancient society and “primitive communism”.

Marx and Engels on precapitalist economic formations and the peasantry, including:
Precapitalist Economic Formations, Marx 1857
The Part Played by Labour in the Transition from Ape to Man, Engels 1876

Woman and Socialism by August Bebel, with a history of the status of women from ancient times up to the end of the 19th century.

Ancient Society by Henry Morgan 1877

Historical Materialism

Marx and Engels on Historical Materialism
On Historical Materialism, Mehring 1893
The Development of the Monist View of History, Plekhanov 1895
The Materialist Conception of History, Plekhanov 1897
Essays on the Materialist Conception of History Part 1, Labriola 1896
Essays on the Materialist Conception of History Part 2, Labriola 1896
Ethics and the Materialist Conception of History, Kautsky 1900
The Long View of History, George Novack 1956-68

Ancient Societies

Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State, Engels 1884
On the Early History of Christianity, Engels 1894
The Peasant War in Germany, Engels 1850
Communism in Central Europe in the Time of the Reformation, Kautsky 1897
Foundations of Christianity, Kautsky 1908
German Society at the Close of the Middle Ages, Belfort Bax
The Peasant War (Germany), Belfort Bax
The Rise and Fall of the Anabaptists, Belfort Bax
Absolutism and Revolution in Germany 1525-1848, Mehring 1910
Thomas More and his Utopia, Kautsky 1927
Primitive Man and his Behavior, Vygotsky, c. 1930
Every Cook can Govern.
  A Study of Democracy in Ancient Greece
, C L R James 1956

On Social Relations in Russia

Marx and Engels On Russia:
    The Emancipation Question, Marx 1858
    On Social Relations in Russia, Engels 1874
    Letter to Vera Zasulich, Marx 1881
    Afterword to ‘On Social Relations in Russia’, Engels 1894
    The Development of Capitalism in Russia, 1899
    The Democratic Tasks of the Revolutionary Proletariat, 1905
    Socialism and Religion, 1905
    Two Tactics of Social Democracy in the Democratic Revolution, 1905
    Our Political Tasks, 1904

Workers and Peasants

The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon, Chapter VII, Marx 1852
The Peasant Question in France and Germany, Engels 1894
The Workers' Party and the Peasantry, Lenin 1901
Socialist Agitation Among Farmers in America, Kautsky 1902
Two Tactics of Social Democracy in the Democratic Revolution, Lenin 1905
Theses on the Agrarian Question, 2nd Congress of the Comintern
Discussion on the Agrarian Question, 2nd Congress of the Comintern

Comintern On National and Colonial Questions

The National and Colonial Question, 2nd Congress of Comintern 1920
National and Colonial Question, Discussion continued
Preliminary Draft Theses on National and Colonial questions, Lenin 1920
Baku Congress of Peoples of the East, 1921
Speeches by Arab Delegates, at Fourth Congress of Comintern, 1935

Leon Trotsky
On China
Permanent Revolution, 1931

Mao Zedong
Analysis of the Classes in Chinese Society, 1926
Report of an Investigation of the Peasant Movement in Hunan, 1927
How to Differentiate the Classes in the Rural Areas, 1933
On Tactics Against Japanese Imperialism , 1935
Problems of Strategy in China's Revolutionary War, 1936
On New Democracy , 1940

Ho Chi Minh
Some Considerations on the Colonial Question, 1922
Report on National and Colonial Questions at Fifth Congress, 1924
Appeal on the Founding of the Indochinese Communist Party, 1930

Che Guevara
Interview, April 18 1959
Cuba: Exceptional case or vanguard in the struggle against colonialism?, 1961
On growth and imperialism, 1961
On development, 1964
Message to the Tricontinental, 1967

The Arab Revolution, Pablo 1958
Reciprocal bases of national culture and the fight for freedom, Frantz Fanon 1959
The Peasants’ Revolt, Govan Mbeki 1964

The English Revolution, 1640
Cromwell and Communism, Eduard Bernstein 1895
The English Revolution, 1640, Christopher Hill 1940

The French Revolution, 1789
French History Archive

Glossary Definitions

Tribal Society, Slave Society, Feudal Society, Bourgeois Society, Capitalism, Imperialism, Neo-Colonialism, Third World.

Bourgeoisie, Peasantry, Lumpen Proletariat, Petit-Bourgeoisie, Proletariat.

States and Revolutions
State, Democracy, Permanent Revolution, Democratic Dictatorship of the Proletariat and Peasantry, People's Republic and People's Democracy, National Liberation Movement, Bloc of Four Classes,

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