Abstract

Abstract:

Most historiographical accounts of the Berlin uprising of January 1919 depict it as a failed repetition of the Russian October, framing the Spartacists as twin brothers of the Bolsheviks and Rosa Luxemburg as the German counterpart to Lenin. Furio Jesi's 1969 work, Spartacus. The Symbology of Revolt invites an alternative reading of the event, highlighting the difference between "revolution" and "revolt" as contrasting experiences of time. This article explores the connection between the Berlin uprising and the slave revolts of antiquity, using a concept coined by Walter Benjamin, "the tradition of the oppressed," in order to understand the role of myth in modern revolutionary movements.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1092-311X
Print ISSN
2572-6633
Pages
pp. 1082-1104
Launched on MUSE
2019-10-23
Open Access
No
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