Utopianism and Marxism
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Utopianism and Marxism by Vincent Geoghegan

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Published by Peter Lang in Oxford, New York .
Written in English


  • Utopias,
  • Socialism,
  • Communism

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementVincent Geoghegan.
SeriesRalahine utopian studies -- v. 4, Ralahine classics
LC ClassificationsHX806 .G46 2008
The Physical Object
Pagination189 p. ;
Number of Pages189
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23869524M
ISBN 109783039101375
LC Control Number2009502184

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