The Holy History of Mankind was published in 1837, the first book-length socialist tract to appear in Germany, representing an unusual synthesis of Judaism and Christianity. (Moses Hess was a major figure in the development of both early communist and Zionist thought.) Shlomo Avineri provides the first complete English translation of this classic text, along with new renditions of Sozialsmus und Kommunismus and Ein Kommunistisches Bekenntis. The volume includes a chronology, concise introduction and notes for further reading.
• Introduction • Note on the text • Chronology • Bibliographical note • The Holy History of Mankind • Socialism and Communism • A Communist...
• Introduction • Note on the text • Chronology • Bibliographical note • The Holy History of Mankind • Socialism and Communism • A Communist Credo • Consequences of a Future Revolution of the Proletariat • Appendix: Christ and Spinoza (from Rome and Jerusalem: The Last Nationality Question) • Index.