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Revolutionary Prose of the English Civil War : Cambridge English Prose Texts - Howard Erskine-Hill

Revolutionary Prose of the English Civil War

Cambridge English Prose Texts

By: Howard Erskine-Hill (Editor), Graham Storey (Editor)

Paperback Published: 13th June 1983
ISBN: 9780521286701
Number Of Pages: 276

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Cambridge English Prose Texts consists of volumes devoted to selections from non-fictional English prose of the late sixteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries. This volume is concerned with radical prose from the period 1642 60 and comprises political pamphlets covering the years of the Civil War and the Commonwealth. All the pamphlets are revolutionary in varying degrees: two by Milton, The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates and The Readie and the Easie Way to Establish a Free Commonwealth; one each by the three Leveller leaders, Lilburne, Walwyn and Overton; one by the Digger, Winstanley and one by the Republican, Harrington. There is a substantial introduction to the whole volume in which the editors offer a historical survey of the period, consider the intellectual and political context of the pamphlets, sketch in significant biographical details and examine the various styles which the writers employ. This book will prove to be an indispensable tool for all serious students of seventeenth-century literature, history and political theory."

List of illustrations
Prologue: Letter from Cromwell to his brother-in-law, Colonel Valentine Walton, 5 July 1644
Henry Parker, Observations Upon Some of His Majesties Late Answers and Expresses, 1642
Extracts from the Army Debates, October 1647
William Walwyn, The Bloody Project, August 1648
John Lilburne, Englands New Chains Discovered, February 1649
John Milton, The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates, February 1649
Richard Overton, The Baiting of the Great Bull of Bashan, July 1649
Gerrard Winstanley, A New-Yeers Gift Sent to the Parliament and Armie, December 1649 (first part)
James Harrington, Valerius and Publicola, 1659
John Milton, The Readie and Easie Way to Establish A Free Commonwealth, April 1660
Epilogue. Queres and Conjectures, Concerning the present state of this Kingdome, 1643
Appendix. An Agreement of the People, composed October 1647
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ISBN: 9780521286701
ISBN-10: 0521286700
Series: Cambridge English Prose Texts
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 13th June 1983
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.58
Weight (kg): 0.35