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The English Levellers : Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought - Andrew Sharp

The English Levellers

Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought

By: Andrew Sharp (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st June 1998
ISBN: 9780521624022
Number Of Pages: 264

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The Levellers were a crucial component of a radically democratic movement during the civil wars in seventeenth-century England. This was to be democratic at a time when the very idea of democracy conjured up nothing good; with its suggestion of anarchy and the 'levelling' of distinctions in rank and of property, even the holding of women in common. This collection of thirteen fully annotated Leveller writings, including their famous Agreements of the People, is important as a contribution not only to the understanding of the English civil wars, but also of democratic theory. The editor's introduction sets the Leveller ideas in their context and, together with a chronology, short biographies of the leading figures and a guide to further reading, will be of interest to students of the English civil wars, the history of political thought and the history of democratic ideas.

"Sharp's collection is an excellant introduction to a fascinating and often overlooked area of political philosophy, and will hopefully lead the reader toward the many other radical texts of the English Civil War." A.V.G, Ethics

Introduction: the English Levellers, 1645a1649; Chronological table
Bibliographical note
Notes on the texts
Leveller texts
On the 150th page an untitled broadsheet of August 1645
Toleration justified and persecution condemned, 29 January 1646
Postscript to The freemanas freedom vindicated, 16 June 1646
with William Walwynas collaboration A remonstrance of many thousand citizens, 7 July 1646
An arrow against all tyrants, 12 October 1646
Gold tried in the fire, 4 June 1647
Several hands An agreement of the people for a firm and present peace upon grounds of common right and freedom, 28 October 1647
Members of the New Model Army and civilian Levellers, Extract from the debates at the General Council of the Army, Putney, 29 October 1647
The petition of 11 September 1648
Englandas new chains discovered, 26 February 1649
Thomas Prince Richard Overton A manifestation, 14 April 1649
Richard Overton An agreement of the free people of England, 1 May 1649
The young menas and the apprentices' outcry, 29 August 1649
Select biographies
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ISBN: 9780521624022
ISBN-10: 0521624029
Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1st June 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49