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The Resource Gerrard Winstanley : the Digger's life and legacy, John Gurney, (electronic resource)

Gerrard Winstanley : the Digger's life and legacy, John Gurney, (electronic resource)

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Gerrard Winstanley : the Digger's life and legacy
Title
Gerrard Winstanley
Title remainder
the Digger's life and legacy
Statement of responsibility
John Gurney
Title variation
Digger's life and legacy
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "'The power of property was brought into creation by the sword', so wrote Gerrard Winstanley (1609-1676) - Christian Communist, leader of the Diggers movement and bête noire of the landed aristocracy. Despite being one of the great English radicals, Winstanley remains unmentioned in today's lists of 'great Britons'. John Gurney reveals the hidden history of Winstanley and his movement. As part of the radical ferment which swept England at the time of the civil war, Winstanley led the Diggers in taking over land and running it as 'a common treasury for all' - provoking violent opposition from landowners. Gurney also guides us through Winstanley's writings, which are among the most remarkable prose writings of his age."--Publisher's website
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YDXCP
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1960-
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Gurney, John
LC call number
DA429.W5
LC item number
G87 2013
Series statement
Revolutionary lives
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  • Winstanley, Gerrard
  • Levellers
  • Radicalism
  • Politicians
  • Communists
  • Great Britain
  • Winstanley, Gerrard
  • Puritan Revolution (Great Britain : 1642-1660)
  • Communists
  • Levellers
  • Politicians
  • Radicalism
  • Great Britain
Summary expansion
'The power of property was brought into creation by the sword', so wrote Gerrard Winstanley (1609-1676) Christian Communist, leader of the Diggers movement and bète noire of the landed aristocracy. Despite being one of the great English radicals, Winstanley remains unmentioned in today's lists of 'great Britons'.John Gurney reveals the hidden history of Winstanley and his movement. As part of the radical ferment which swept England at the time of the civil war, Winstanley led the Diggers in taking over land and running it as 'a common treasury for all' provoking violent opposition from landowners. Gurney also guides us through Winstanley's writings, which are among the most remarkable prose writings of his age.Gerrard Winstanley: The Digger's Life and Legacy is a must read for students of English history and all those seeking to re-claim the commons today
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Gerrard Winstanley : the Digger's life and legacy, John Gurney, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-156) and index
Contents
Introduction -- The Making of the Digger -- Winstanley the Digger -- A New Beginning? -- Winstanley's Legacy
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000823901
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unknown
Isbn
9780745331836
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012454417
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000823901
Label
Gerrard Winstanley : the Digger's life and legacy, John Gurney, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-156) and index
Contents
Introduction -- The Making of the Digger -- Winstanley the Digger -- A New Beginning? -- Winstanley's Legacy
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000823901
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780745331836
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012454417
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000823901

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