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Birchall, Ian H.

Overview
Works: 35 works in 134 publications in 4 languages and 3,129 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Scribe, Creator
Classifications: DK265, 320.9470841
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ian H Birchall
The German Revolution, 1917-1923 by Pierre Broué( )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this work, first published 1971, Pierre Broue reconstitutes the six decisive years during which - between 'ultra-leftism' and 'opportunism', 'sectarianism' and 'revisionism', 'activism' and 'passivity' - the German revolutionaries attempted to begin a new chapter in the history of the proletariat."--BOOK JACKET
Sartre against Stalinism by Ian H Birchall( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and French and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most critics of Jean-Paul Sartre's political evolution have emphasised his allegedly sympathetic and uncritical attitude to Stalinist Communism due to a large extent to their equation of Marxism with Stalinism. It is true that Sartre was guilty of many serious misjudgements with regard to the USSR and the French Communist Party but his relationship with the Marxist Left was much more complex and contradictory than most accounts admit. This book offers a political defence of Sartre and shows how, from a relatively apolitical stance in the 1930s, Sartre became increasingly involved in the politics of the Left; through he always distrusted Stalinism, he was sometimes driven to ally himself with it
Workers against the monolith; the Communist parties since 1943 by Ian H Birchall( Book )

9 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spectre of Babeuf by Ian H Birchall( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study of Babeuf as a political thinker, based on an analysis of his extensive writings, and on scholarship unavailable in English, draws out why so many considered him to be a major precursor of the modern revolutionary socialist tradition and goes on to make the case that his ideas have much to teach today's activists. The first part traces Babeuf's political evolution in the context of the French Revolution, the second examines his changing reputation among subsequent historians, and the final section assesses the originality of his thought, showing him to be neither a Jacobin nor a Utopian. This updated second edition features an important new introduction by Ian Birchall, a prolific writer and leading authority on Babeuf, that summarizes Babeuf's historical significance, his ideas, and his practice in revolutionary France."
Witness to the German Revolution : writings from Germany, 1923 by Victor Serge( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bailing out the system : reformist socialism in Western Europe 1944-1985 by Ian H Birchall( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flowers and revolution : a collection of writings on Jean Genet( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

European revolutionaries and Algerian independence, 1954-1962( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capitalism's contradictions : studies of economic theory before and after Marx by Henryk Grossmann( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume assembles several of the Galician Marxist's most important essays, and serves as an accessible introduction to his project of 'recovering' Marx. Grossman highlights distinctive features of Marx's economic theory through contrasting with his forerunners, from Adam Smith to Jean Charles Sismondi. He moves on to show how many Marxist economists import faulty assumptions from mainstream economics into their analyses, and in the process provides a unique overview of the major debates among Marxists over politics and economics between Marx's death and the rise of Fascism in Germany
Moscow under Lenin by Alfred Rosmer( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like thousands of others drawn to the promise and potential of the first workers' revolution, Alfred Rosmer found himself in Russian during the early years of Soviet rule. In this gripping political memoir of those days, Rosmer draws on his unique perspective to shatter the myths about the alleged totalitarianism of the Bolshevik party before the rise of Stalin
Tony Cliff : a Marxist for his time by Ian H Birchall( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This lovingly crafted book is the culmination of years of work, drawing on interviews with over 100 people who knew Tony Cliff, and painstaking research in archives around the country
Arbeiterbewegung und Parteiherrschaft : zur Geschichte d. internat. Kommunismus seit 1943 by Ian H Birchall( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

France : the struggle goes on by Tony Cliff( Book )

6 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolution in danger : writings from Russia, 1919/1921 by Victor Serge( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I Know of no other writer with whom serge can be very usefully compared. The essence of the man and his books is to be found in his attitude to the truth, There have of course been many scrupulously honest writers. But for Serge the value of the truth extended far beyond the simple (or complex) telling of it."--John Berge
The smallest mass party in the world : building the Socialist Workers Party, 1951-1979 by Ian H Birchall( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rebel's guide to Lenin by Ian H Birchall( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stop the First World War! : movements opposed to the 1914-1918 war in Britain, France and Germany( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henryk Grossman works : essays and letters on economic theory by Henryk Grossmann( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection includes texts by Henryk Grossman that are primarily concerned with economic theory: monographs, articles, essays, letters and manuscript material. Many have never been published in English before, some in any language. The first in four volumes of Grossman's works, it provides the basis for a deeper understanding of Grossman's contributions to Marxist economic theory and critique of bourgeois economics. Rick Kuhn's introduction explains the contexts in which the texts were written and establishes their contemporary relevance
Sartre and the myth of practice by Ian H Birchall( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sartre et l'extrême gauche française : cinquante ans de relations tumulteuses by Ian H Birchall( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The German Revolution, 1917-1923
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Sartre against StalinismThe spectre of BabeufWitness to the German Revolution : writings from Germany, 1923Tony Cliff : a Marxist for his timeA rebel's guide to Lenin
Alternative Names
Birchall, Ian

Birchall, Ian 1939-

Birchall, Ian H.

Birchall, Ian Harry 1939-

Birchall, Jan 1939-

Ian Birchall British historian

Ian Birchall historiador britànic

Ian Birchall historiador británico

Ian Birchall historiador británicu

버철, 이언

버첼, 이안

Languages
English (104)

German (7)

French (6)

Czech (1)