Gerrard Winstanley (BOK)

John Gurney

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'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 bete 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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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter John Gurney
Forlag
PLUTO PRESS
ISBN 9780745331836
Antall sider 176 Dimensjoner 13cm x 19,7cm x 1cm
Vekt 192 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd