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Marxist Geography and Historical Materialism: Part I

By Emily Duchenne - Geography Student @ Brasenose College, Oxford


Karl Marx was a 19th century German revolutionist whose critical theories on society and class still hold enormous influence in the fields of economics, politics and philosophy. Whilst widely known for his writings on Communism, Marx’s ideas on historical materialism, whereby material conditions drive societal progression, became key to his critiques on Capitalism and revolutionary objectives.