The Complete Works of Gerrard Winstanley

Paperback | January 3, 2010

EditorThomas N. Corns, Ann Hughes, David Loewenstein

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This is the first edition of the complete works of Gerrard Winstanley (1609-76), the foremost radical English thinker and activist of the English Revolution. It is the only edition to observe the standards of modern scholarly editing. The editorial team combines the expertise of acclaimedprize-winning literary scholars and a leading historian of seventeenth-century England. It sets a new standard in the presentation of controversial prose of the period of the English Civil War. Its substantial introduction establishes Winstanley's distinctive contributions to political thought andradical religion and elucidates his literary achievements, while the annotation elucidates the wealth of his biblical allusion and his engagement with the politics of his day. This edition ensures Winstanley's standing as one of the most significant prose writers and radical thinkers of earlymodern England. All scholars and students of English literature, history, religion, and political thought will want to use this book.

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This is the first edition of the complete works of Gerrard Winstanley (1609-76), the foremost radical English thinker and activist of the English Revolution. It is the only edition to observe the standards of modern scholarly editing. The editorial team combines the expertise of acclaimedprize-winning literary scholars and a leading hi...

Thomas Corns is Professor of English at Bangor University. His many publications include a seminal study of the political literature of the English Civil War and he is among the foremost Miltonists of his academic generation. With Gordon Campbell, he is the general editor of The Complete Works of John Milton (OUP, 2008 - ), and he is ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:700 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.68 inPublished:January 3, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199576068

ISBN - 13:9780199576067

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Volume IAcknowledgements and PermissionsAbbreviationsEditorial ProceduresIntroductionThe WorksSeveral Pieces Gathered into One Volume: Set Forth in Five BooksVolume IIA Declaration to the Powers of England (The True Levellers Standard Advanced)A Declaration from the Poor Oppressed People of EnglandA Letter to the Lord Fairfax, and his Councell of WarA Declaration of the Bloudie and Unchristian Actings of William Star and John TaylorAn Appeale to the House of CommonsA Watch-word to the City of London, and the ArmieA New-yeers Gift for the Parliament and ArmieEnglands Spirit Unfoulded. Or an Incouragement to Take the EngagementFire in the BushA Vindication of those, whose Endeavors is Only to Make the Earth a Common Treasury, Called DiggersAn Appeale to All EnglishmenAn Humble Request to the Ministers of both Universities, and to All Lawyers in Every Inns-a-CourtThe Law of Freedom in a Platform: Or, True Magistracy RestoredManuscripts Associated with WinstanleyWritings by Winstanley Appearing in other PublicationsCommentary and AnnotationIndex