The writings of William Walwyn /
edited by Jack R. McMichael and Barbara Taft ; foreword by Christopher Hill.
Athens : University of Georgia Press, c1989.
xvi, 584 p.
0820310174 (alk. paper)
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Athens : University of Georgia Press, c1989.
0820310174 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1990-04:
William Walwyn (1600-1681) was one of that remarkable band, the Levellers, men like Richard Overton and "Freeborn" John Lilburne, whose writings inspired many of those who fought against Charles I's autocratic regime. Though the Levellers' demands for democracy, religious toleration, and social justice were soon quelled and the English monarchy restored in 1660, their writings helped to nurture reform and revolution in later times and places, notably in America's Revolution. Walwyn, whose works are here collected in one volume for the first time, was a writer of great breadth and charity whose belief in the rational capacity of humankind made him a champion of democracy. Also included are Walwyn's later medical treatises, one of which is a remarkable assault on the day's practices and faulty treatments such as bloodletting. Excellent notes and index; no bibliography. College, university, and public libraries. -G. M. Straka, University of Delaware
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