Part dictionary and part encyclopedia, this book has become the standard reference work on the concepts of Marxism and the individuals and schools of thought that have subsequently contributed to the body of Marxist ideas.
"A remarkable editorial achievement. The book can be confidently
recommended as a fair and informed account of the community of
Marxist positions." New York Times Book Review
"An invaluable aid in identifying the key terms in Marx's own work
and distinguishing their force in Marx from the uses made of them
by later writers." Times Literary Supplement
"Bottomore and his colleagues have done a remarkable job ... At
last I can look up the transformation problem, the Second
Interantional, or the Aiastic mode of production without digging
through half a dozen books for a half-remembered reference."
Charles Tilly, University of Michigan