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I. Anarchism – II. Anarchism and Socialism – III. Anarchism as a Social-Revolutionary Movement

I. Anarchism

Anarchism as the utopia of a ruler-less society was typical of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution. It was a reaction to the development of the national state and to the transition of society from feudalism to bourgeois capitalism. Even towards the end of the 18th century, the term anarchy, whi…

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Weber, Petra, “Anarchism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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