2012. Paperback. Life and ideas of the great British radical who founded rural communes during the English Civil War. Series: Revolutionary Lives. Num Pages: 176 pages, black & white halftones. BIC Classification: 1DBKE; 3JD; BGH; JPWQ. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 197 x 156 x 10. Weight in Grams: 194. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: '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.
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.
About the Author:
John Gurney (1960-2014) was a Visiting Fellow in the School of Historical Studies, Newcastle University and author of Brave Community: The Digger Movement in the English Revolution (2007).
Title: Gerrard Winstanley
Publisher: Pluto Press
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Book Description Book Condition: New. 'The power of property was brought into creation by the sword', wrote Gerrard Winstanley (1609-76) -- Christian Communist and bête noire of the landed aristocracy. As part of the radical ferment which swept England at the time of the Civil War, he led the Diggers in taking over land as 'a common treasury for all', provoking violent opposition from landowners. As well as tracing the movementís history, Gurney expertly guides us through Winstanley's remarkable writings. Bookseller Inventory # 3137
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