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Penguin UK, May 25, 2006 - Political Science - 624 pages
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The "forgotten" second volume of Capital, Marx's world-shaking analysis of economics, politics, and history, contains the vital discussion of commodity, the cornerstone to Marx's theories.

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Translators Preface
Preface to the Second Edition
The Circuit of Productive Capital
The Circuit of Commodity Capital
Production Time
Circulation Time
Effect of Circulations Time on the Magnitude of the Capital Advanced
The Turnover of Variable Capital
The Circulation of SurplusValue
Part Three
Former Presentations of the Subject1
Simple Reproduction

The Three Figures of the Circuit
Circulation Time1
The Costs of Circulation
Part Two
Fixed Capital and Circulating Capital
The Overall Turnover of the Capital Advanced Turnover Cycles
Theories of Fixed and Circulating Capital The Physiocrats and Adam Smith
Theories of Fixed and Circulating Capital Ricardo
The Working Period
Accumulation and Reproduction on an Expanded Scale1
Quotations in Languages other than English and German
Index of Authorities Quoted
General Index
Note on Previous Editions of the Worksof Marx and Engels
Chronology of Works by Marx and Engels

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About the author (2006)

Karl Marx was born in 1818 in Trier, Germany and studied in Bonn and Berlin. Influenced by Hegel, he later reacted against idealist philosophy and began to develop his own theory of historical materialism. He related the state of society to its economic foundations and mode of production, and recommended armed revolution on the part of the proletariat. Together with Engels, who he met in Paris, he wrote the Manifesto of the Communist Party. He lived in England as a refugee until his death in 1888, after participating in an unsuccessful revolution in Germany.

Ernst Mandel was a member of the Belgian TUV from 1954 to 1963 and was chosen for the annual Alfred Marshall Lectures by Cambridge University in 1978. He died in 1995 and the Guardian described him as 'one of the most creative and independent-minded revolutionary Marxist thinkers of the post-war world.'

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