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Ehud's dagger : class struggle in the English Revolution

Author: James Holstun
Publisher: London : Verso, 2002
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Holstun here reconstructs five radical projects of 17th-century England in a development of Marxist "history from below". Subjects covered include: John Felton, assassin of the Duke of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Holstun
ISBN: 1859844073 9781859844076 185984782X 9781859847824
OCLC Number: 473638421
Notes: In this volume, Holstun reconstructs five radical projects of 17th-century England in a development of Marxist "history from below". Referencing the biblical story of Ehud who, with the words "I have a message from God unto thee" took a dagger and thrust it into the belly of the tyrannical ruler Eglon, so delivering the Israelites from 18 years of tyranny, Holstun examines the political and poetic furore surrounding John Felton, assassin of the Duke of Buckinghamshire and republican cause celebre. Turning his attention on the Revolution proper, he focuses on the common soldiers of the Puritan New Model Army; the Fifth Monarchist visionary Anna Trapnel; the Leveller theorist and desperado Edward Sexby; and the agrarian communist diggers of Surrey, whose comrade and leader Gerrard Winstanley was the foremost social theorist of 17th-century England.
This book won the Isaac Deutscher Memorial Prize in 2001.
Description: xix, 460 s
Responsibility: James Holstun

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