Bourgeoisie (/ ˌ b ʊər ʒ. w ɑː ˈ z iː /; French: ) is a polysemous French term that can mean: . The Mexican bourgeoisie in the history of imperialism . The bourgeoisie as a historical phenomenon did not begin to emerge until the development of medieval cities as centers for trade and commerce in Central and Western Europe, beginning in the 11th cent. The bourgeoisie, or merchants and artisans, began to organize themselves into corporations as a result of their conflict with the landed proprietors. The bourgeoisie, or merchants and artisans, began to organize themselves into corporations as a result of their conflict with the landed proprietors. Originally, with the first developments of urbanization, the people of the city i.e. Bourgeoisie and Proletariat from the Communist Manifesto by Carl Marx and Friedrich Engels Sign up for our e-newsletter ... Marx saw history as the story of class struggles, in which the oppressed fight against their oppressors. Bourgeoisie: It is a socially defined class, which refers to the people with a certain financial capital who belong to the middle class. According to Marx, as history unfolded, the victory of one class would pave the way for the future freedom of the rest of society. the merchants and craftsmen opposed to the ones of the rural areas. The bourgeoisie as a historical phenomenon did not begin to emerge until the development of medieval cities as centers for trade and commerce in Central and Western Europe, beginning in the 11th cent. For example, the recent conflict in Ecuador between the Velasco Ibarra dictatorship and the banana exporters who refused to submit to a commercial, banking and monetary policy which would permit the mobilisation of the country’s social surplus production for the purpose of industrialisation. Submitted by International Review on 27 February, 2010 - 03:04. Therefore, where they opposed the bourgeoisie, as they did in France in 1793 and 1794, they fought only for the attainment of the aims of the bourgeoisie, even if not in the manner of the bourgeoisie.