MIA: M.I.A. Library: Marx & Engels: Collected Works
This is the listing of the Marx/Engels Collected Works (MECW), as compiled and printed by Progress Publishers of the Soviet Union in collaboration with Lawrence & Wishart (London) and International Publishers (New York), starting in 1975 and completed in 2005. Students and scholars should be aware that we have only transcribed most of the first 10 volumes, up to 1851 plus occasional pieces from elsewhere of the Marx Engels Collected Works and that there are 50 volumes in all. This compilation is the most complete publication of the works of Marx/Engels in English ever undertaken, and it was a massive publishing effort to gather and translate these resources into English. The MECW has by far the best translations in any language, better than the Russian and at the moment more complete that the German originals or those in any other language including the Russian. Our MECW version does however contain typographical errors caused by the transcription by different hands and machines while the many other pieces that we have, whether before or after 1851, are much less reliable and the texts are sometimes unclear. The volume of manuscripts from Marx and Engels continues to grow, beyond the selection available in the MECW, and readers interested in following the progress of this work can visit The Institute of Social History in Amsterdam.
The majority of works published by the MIA are not the same translation used by Progress Publishers.
Any students or researchers who are consulting Marx/Engels should certainly use the MECW published by Lawrence and Wishart, or International Publishers and get their College Libraries to purchase it. Details of prices from these publishers. There is an American firm - Intelex which has digitised the MECW. This is available via institutional login: Intelex: Past Masters: Marx.
General Introduction Publ. Volume 1 (M) August 1835-March 1843. 1975 Volume 2 (E) August 1838-December 1842. 1975 Volume 3 (M) March 1843-Aug 1844. (E) May 1843-June 1844. 1975 Volume 4 (M/E) 1844-45, incl. Holy Family & Condition of Working Class 1975 Volume 5 (M/E) April 1845-April 1847, including German Ideology. 1975 Volume 6 (M/E) 1845-48, including Poverty of Philosophy and Manifesto 1976 Volume 7 (M/E) 1848, articles for Neue Rheinische Zeitung. 1977 Volume 8 (M/E) 1848-49, articles from Neue Rheinische Zeitung. 1977 Volume 9 (M/E) 1849, articles from Neue Rheinische Zeitung. 1977 Volume 10 (M/E) 1849-51, including Peasant War in Germany 1978 Volume 11 (M/E) 1851-53, including Eighteenth Brumaire 1979 Volume 12 (M/E) 1853-54, mainly on British Colonialism. 1979 Volume 13 (M/E) 1854-55, re Revolutionary Spain and Crimean War. 1980 Volume 14 (M/E) 1855-56, incl. material on British politics and Crimean War. 1980 Volume 15 (M/E) 1856-58, mainly Europe and India. 1986 Volume 16 (M/E) 1858-60, mainly events in Europe 1980 Volume 17 (M/E) 1859-60, including Herr Vogt and military matters. 1981 Volume 18 (M/E) 1857-62, Articles for Encyclopaedia. 1987 Volume 19 (M/E) 1861-64, including material on American Civil War 1984 Volume 20 (M/E) 1864-68, including Value, Prices and Profit. 1985 Volume 21 (M/E) 1867-70, re International Workingmen's Association. 1985 Volume 22 (M/E) 1870-71, re Fanco-Prussian War. 1986 Volume 23 (M/E) 1871-74, re International, Bakunin, Housing Question. 1988 Volume 24 (M/E) 1874-83, Crit. / Gotha Prog. & Utopian & Scientific 1989 Volume 25 (E) Anti-Dühring, Dialectics of Nature 1987 Volume 26 (E) 1882-89, including Origin of the Family, etc 1990 Volume 27 (E) 1890-95, re Europe. 1990 Volume 28 (M) Economic Works, 1857-1861 1986 Volume 29 (M) Economic Works, 1857-1861 1987 Volume 30 (M) Economic Works, 1861-1863 1988 Volume 31 (M) 1861-63, Economic Manuscripts 1989 Volume 32 (M) 1861-63, Economic Manuscripts 1989 Volume 33 (M) 1861-63, Economic Manuscripts 1991 Volume 34 (M) Economic Works, 1861-1864 1994 Volume 35 (M) Capital, Volume I 1996 Volume 36 (M) Capital, Volume II 1997 Volume 37 (M) Capital, Volume III 1998 Volume 38 (M/E) 1844-51, Letters 1982 Volume 39 (M/E) 1852-55, Letters 1983 Volume 40 (M/E) 1856-59, Letters 1983 Volume 41 (M/E) 1860-64, Letters 1985 Volume 42 (M/E) 1864-68, Letters 1987 Volume 43 (M/E) 1868-70, Letters 1988 Volume 44 (M/E) 1870-73, Letters 1989 Volume 45 (M/E) 1874-79, Letters 1991 Volume 46 (M/E) 1880-83, Letters 1992 Volume 47 (E) 1883-86, Letters 1995 Volume 48 (E) 1887-90, Letters 2001 Volume 49 (E) 1890-92, Letters 2001 Volume 50 (E) 1892-95, Letters 2004
The MECW is not the complete works. The following material is available on MIA which is not included in the MECW:
Notes on Ricardo, Marx, 1845 Marx's Mathematical Manuscripts, 1881
Fragments on Literature and Art as well as some of the material in the
Biographical section and in the
International Workingmen's Association Section.
This site has scanned articles covering all 50 volumes: University of Chicago.
You can download large image files of some volumes of MECW from the following share sites:
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