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Winstanley, Gerrard 1609-

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Works: 217 works in 680 publications in 7 languages and 12,932 library holdings
Genres: History  Pamphlets  Sources  Drama  Historical films  Controversial literature  Church history  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Composer
Classifications: DA429.W5, 942.063
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The works of Gerrard Winstanley by Gerrard Winstanley( Book )

19 editions published between 1941 and 1984 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The law of freedom, and other writings by Gerrard Winstanley( Book )

25 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and held by 463 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 law of freedom in a platform, or, True magistracy restored by Gerrard Winstanley( Book )

21 editions published between 1939 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 325 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
Fire in the bush : the spirit bvrning, not consuming but purging mankinde, or, The great battell of God Almighty between Michaell, the seed of life, and the great red dragon, the curse fought within the spirit of man : with severall other declarations and testimonies of the power of life by Gerrard Winstanley( Book )

22 editions published between 1650 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduction of original in Bodleian Library. (marc) 13575200. (stc) Wing W3043. (vid) 100449. (DLPS) A66684.0001.001. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A66684.0001.001. http://quod.lib.umich.edu/t/text/accesspolicy.html. 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 eebotcp-info@umich.edu for further information or permissions. Eden -- Early works to 1800
The complete works of Gerrard Winstanley by Gerrard Winstanley( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 159 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
Gerrard Winstanley: selections from his works by Gerrard Winstanley( Book )

7 editions published in 1944 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The law of freedom in a platform, or, True magistracy restored : humbly presented to Oliver Cromwel ... and to all English-men ... and from them to all the nations in the world : wherein is declared, what is kingly government by Gerrard Winstanley( )

23 editions published in 1652 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a table of contents and advertisment page at end of text. A reissue of the other 1652 edition, with a new title page. Reproduction of the original in the Bodleian Library. (marc) 99831469. (stc) Wing (2nd ed.) W3045A. (vid) 35932. (DLPS) A66685.0001.001. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A66685.0001.001. http://quod.lib.umich.edu/t/text/accesspolicy.html. 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 eebotcp-info@umich.edu for further information or permissions. Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1649-1660 -- Early works to 1800
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( Book )

17 editions published between 1648 and 1649 in English and held by 61 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. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A66686.0001.001. http://quod.lib.umich.edu/t/text/accesspolicy.html. 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 eebotcp-info@umich.edu for further information or permissions. Creation -- Early works to 1800. Judgement of God -- Early works to 1800. Salvation -- Early works to 1800
The True Levellers standard advanced, or, The state of community opened, and presented to the sons of men by Gerrard Winstanley( Book )

13 editions published between 1649 and 2007 in English and French and held by 51 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( Book )

5 editions published in 1649 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Digger movement in the days of the Commonwealth, as revealed in the writings of Gerrard Winstanley, the Digger, mystic, and rationalist, communist and social reformer by Lewis Henry Berens( Book )

12 editions published between 1906 and 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The law of freedom, and other writings
Alternative Names
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

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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-

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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

Джерард Вінстенлі

Уинстенли, Джерард

Ջերարդ Ուինստենլի

ג'רארד וינסטנלי

윈스턴리, 제라드 1609-1676

ジェラード・ウィンスタンリ

温斯坦莱

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