Digger scribblings - Complete Works of Gerrard Winstanley

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Sun Jun 19 10:54:19 BST 2011

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The Complete Works of Gerrard Winstanley
Two-Volume Set
Edited by Thomas N. Corns, Ann Hughes and David Loewenstein
Feb 2010,  In Stock
$335.00 (06)



This is the first edition of the complete works of Gerrard Winstanley 
(1609-76), the foremost radical social thinker and activist of the 
English Revolution. It is the only edition to observe the standards of 
modern scholarly editing. The editorial team combines the expertise of 
acclaimed prize-winning literary scholars and a leading historian of 
seventeenth-century England. It sets a new standard in the 
presentation of controversial prose of the period of the English Civil 
War. Its substantial introduction establishes Winstanley's distinctive 
contributions to political thought and radical religion and elucidates 
his literary achievements, while the annotation elucidates the wealth 
of his biblical allusion and his engagement with the politics of his 
day. This edition ensures Winstanley's standing as one of the most 
significant prose writers and radical thinkers of early modern 
England. All scholars and students of English literature, history, 
religion, and political thought will want to use this book.

     The first complete and fully annotated edition of the works of 
Gerrard Winstanley
     Includes an extensive editorial introduction which re-examines 
all that is known of Winstanley's life, writings, and cultural milieu


"Underpinned as they are by formidable learning, these volumes will 
become the standard edition. The texts are clearly presented, 
uncluttered by editorial comment or annotation, but the whole is set 
carefully in context by the textual introduction, which scrupulously 
details textual variations and the editorial decisions made here. Each 
publication has extensive notes which helpfully elucidate the text." 
-- Times Literary Supplement
Product Details
1064 pages; ISBN13: 978-0-19-957606-7ISBN10: 0-19-957606-8
About the Author(s)

Thomas Corns is Professor of English at Bangor University. His many 
publications include a seminal study of the political literature of 
the English Civil War and he is among the foremost Miltonists of his 
academic generation. With Gordon Campbell, he is the general editor of 
The Complete Works of John Milton (OUP, 2008 - ), and he is 
collaborating with David Loewenstein on the Paradise Lost volume.

Ann Hughes is Professor of Early Modern History at Keele University. 
She is a leading historian of the politics, religion and culture of 
mid-seventeenth century England with particular interests currently in 
religion, gender and print culture.
David Loewenstein is Marjorie and Lorin Tiefenthaler Professor of 
English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has published 
widely on early modern English literature, politics, and religion. He 
is editing Paradise Lost (in collaboration with Thomas Corns) for The 
Complete Works of John Milton. He is an Honored Scholar of the Milton 
Society of America.

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