The Anarchist Encyclopedia

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Pub Date: 02/19/2019

Pages: 340

Publisher: AK Press

Imprint: AK Press

ISBN 13: 9781849353069

ISBN 10: 1849353069

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The Anarchist Encyclopedia

By Sébastien Faure, Mitchell Abidor

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About the Book

This is an abridged version of the Anarchist Encyclopedia. The original was a four-volume compendium of anarchist thought and analysis compiled by the great anarchist activist and writer Sébastien Faure. Within its pages can be found articles on political, social, and philosophical questions written from every point of view within the anarchist movement and by many of the most important figures of anarchism, like Faure, Max Nettlau, Emile Armand, Voline, and Errico Malatesta. It is a perfect reflection of the openness of anarchism, an unequaled assembly of the riches of the movement, and an essential text that has sadly been unavailable in English. Although much shorter, our selection reflects the depth and range of the original. Abidor's lengthy Introduction provides historical context, biographical detail about the contributors, and an overview of political philosophies covered.

About the Book

Anarchism from A to Z. Selections from one of the movement's most ambitious publishing projects.


Mitchell Abidor is a translator and writer from Brooklyn. He has published many collections of writings from the French revolutionary tradition, including Voices of the Paris Commune and A Socialist History of the French Revolution by Jean Jaurès, as well as May Made Me: An Oral History of the 1968 Uprising in France.

Mitchell Abidor is a writer and translator living in Brooklyn. Among his many books are May Made Me: An Oral History of the 1968 Uprising in France; a translation and abridgment of Sébastien Faure’s Anarchist Encyclopedia; as well as translations of two volumes by Victor Serge and collections of writings from the French Revolution, the Paris Commune, and the propagandists of the deed.