The civil war in France - Karl Marx

Karl Marx's contemporary account of the Paris Commune, placing it in context fo the wider events in France at the time. The Paris Commune significantly changed Marx's ideas about the "Dictatorship of the Proletariat", and his support for its organisation structures suggests a different trajectory of revolutionary organisation to the "Marxist" revolutions in the 20th Century.

Submitted by libcom on July 3, 2005

Written: July 1870 - May 1871;
First Published: 1871;
Source: English Edition of 1871;
Translated: from the French;
Transcription/Markup: Zodiac & Brian Basgen;
Online Version: Marx/Engels Internet Archive ( 1993, 2000.