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Gerrard Winstanley : the Digger's life and legacy / John Gurney.

Author/creator Gurney, John, 1960-
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoLondon : Pluto Press, 2013.
Descriptionviii, 162 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Supplemental Content Full text available from Ebook Central - Academic Complete
Subject(s)
Portion of title Digger's life and legacy
Series Revolutionary lives
Revolutionary lives. ^A1192021
Contents Introduction -- The Making of the Digger -- Winstanley the Digger -- A New Beginning? -- Winstanley's Legacy.
Abstract "'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 bĂȘte 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.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 129-156) and index.
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2012454417
ISBN9780745331843 (hbk.)
ISBN074533184X (hbk.)
ISBN9780745331836 (pbk.)
ISBN0745331831 (pbk.)

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