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Winstanley, Gerrard 1609-

Works: 268 works in 785 publications in 8 languages and 15,294 library holdings
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The law of freedom, and other writings by Gerrard Winstanley( Book )

25 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leader of the Diggers, or True Levellers, whose colony was forced to disband in 1650, Gerrard Winstanley stands out from a century remarkable for its development in political thought as one of the most fecund and original of political writers. An acute and penetrating social critic with a passionate sense of justice, he worked out a collectivist theory which strikingly anticipates nineteenth- and twentieth-century socialism. He was the first modern European thinker to write in the vernacular advocating a communist society, and to call upon ordinary people to realize it. Winstanley published a number of pamphlets on the colony's behalf, among them a summary of his ideas, published in 1652 as The Law of Freedom in a Platform and dedicated to Oliver Cromwell. Christopher Hill's selection from Winstanley's many published pamphlets demonstrates the coherence and social relevance of Winstanley's philosophy, while it reveals his mastery of colloquial prose and his superb use of imagery
The mysterie of God concerning the whole creation, mankinde : to be made known to every man and woman after seaven dispensations and seasons of time are passed over, according to the councell of God, revealed to his servants by Gerrard Winstanley( )

17 editions published between 1648 and 1649 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduction of the original in the Union Theological Seminary Library, New York. (marc) 99830150. (stc) Wing (2nd ed.) W3048. (stc) McAlpin Coll. Supp. p. 287. (vid) 34600. (DLPS) A66686.0001.001. This keyboarded and encoded edition of the work described above is co-owned by the institutions providing financial support to the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership. Searching, reading, printing, or downloading EEBO-TCP texts is reserved for the authorized users of these project partner institutions. Permission must be granted for subsequent distribution, in print or electronically, of this text, in whole or in part. Please contact project staff at for further information or permissions. Creation -- Early works to 1800. Judgement of God -- Early works to 1800. Salvation -- Early works to 1800
The law of freedom in a platform, or, True magistracy restored by Gerrard Winstanley( Book )

25 editions published between 1939 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gerrard Winstanley's Law of freedom in a platform was the first serious and sober attempt in the English language to restructure the whole of society along avowedly radical lines. By no means a literary Utopia in the tradition of Thomas More and Francis Bacon, it was designed as a blueprint for immediate and specific reform, the adoption of which would--in the writer's belief--allow the country to achieve an unprecedented degree of peace, harmony, and social justice. It was the final and most important literary production of the Diggers, a tiny band of mid-seventeenth century visionaries who undertook to turn the political revolution that had just destroyed monarchical government into a social revolution that would remedy the economic grievances of generations of 'oppressed commoners.' The Diggers [commonly referred to as Levellers] never numbered more than a hundred ... and their efforts were repeatedly--and sometimes cruelly--quashed by indignant neighbors bent on protecting their own rights"--Introduction, page 1
The True Levellers standard advanced, or, The state of community opened, and presented to the sons of men by Gerrard Winstanley( )

18 editions published between 1649 and 2011 in English and French and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Gerrard Winstanley by Gerrard Winstanley( Book )

6 editions published between 1941 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Gerrard Winstanley, with an appendix of documents relating to the Digger movement by Gerrard Winstanley( Book )

18 editions published between 1941 and 1965 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truth lifting up its head above scandals : Wherein is declared what God Christ Father Son Holy Ghost Scriptures Gospel Prayer Ordinances of God are. By Gerrard Winstanly by Gerrard Winstanley( )

9 editions published between 1649 and 1650 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works of Gerrard Winstanley by Gerrard Winstanley( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fully annotated edition establishes Gerrard Winstanley (1609-76) as a leading English prose writer and the foremost radical thinker of 17th-century England. It makes a major contribution to scholarship on English Civil War politics, religion, and literary culture
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The law of freedom, and other writings
The law of freedom in a platform, or, True magistracy restoredThe complete works of Gerrard WinstanleyThe matter of revolution : science, poetry, and politics in the age of MiltonRadicalism and reverence : the political thought of Gerrard WinstanleyThe Digger movement in the days of the Commonwealth, as revealed in the writings of Gerrard Winstanley, the Digger, mystic, and rationalist, communist and social reformerWinstanley and the Diggers, 1649-1999Left-wing democracy in the English Civil War : Gerarrd [sic] Winstanley and the Digger movement
Alternative Names
Gerrard Winstanley

Gerrard Winstanley angla protestanta religia reformisto, filozofo, kaj politika aktivulo

Gerrard Winstanley ativista britânico

Gerrard Winstanley britisk politikar

Gerrard Winstanley britisk politiker

Gerrard Winstanley Brits politicus (1609-1676)

Gerrard Winstanley brittisk politiker

Gerrard Winstanley englischer Bodenreformer, christlicher Frühkommunist

Gerrard Winstanley religioso e politico britannico

Uinstenli Džerard.

Uinstenli, Dzherard 1609-

Uinstenli, Dzherard 1609-1676

Uinstenli, Dzherard b. 1609

Winstaly, Jerrard

Winstanley, Ferrard 1609-

Winstanley, Ferrard 1609-1676

Winstanley, Ferrard b. 1609

Winstanley Gérard 1609-1676

Winstanley, Gerrard.

Winstanley, Gerrard active 1648-1652

Winstanley, Gerrard b. 1609

Winstanley, Gerrard fl.1648-1652

Winstanley, Jerrard

Winstanley, Jerrard 1609-

Winstanley, Jerrard 1609-1676

Winstanley, Jerrard b. 1609

Winstanley, Jerrard n. 1609

Winstanly, Ferrard

Winstanly, Ferrard 1609-

Winstanly, Ferrard 1609-1676

Winstanly, Ferrard b. 1609

Winstanly, Gerard

Winstanly, Gerard 1609-

Winstanly, Gerard 1609-1676

Winstanly, Gerard b. 1609

Winstanly, Gerrard

Winstanly, Gerrard 1609-

Winstanly, Gerrard 1609-1676

Winstanly, Gerrard b. 1609

Winstanly, Jerrard 1609-

Winstanly, Jerrard 1609-1676

Winstanly, Jerrard b. 1609

Winstantly, Gerrard

Winstantly, Gerrard 1609-

Winstantly, Gerrard 1609-1676

Winstantly, Gerrard b. 1609

Winstenli, Dzherald

Winsŭtʻalli 1609-

Winsŭtʻalli b. 1609

Winsŭtʻanli 1609-

Winsŭtʻanli b. 1609

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