The Leveller movement of the 1640s campaigned for religious tolerance and a radical remaking of politics in post-civil war England. This book, the first full-length study of the Levellers for fifty years, offers a fresh analysis of the originality and character of Leveller thought. Challenging received ideas about the Levellers as social contract theorists and Leveller thought as a mere radicalisation of parliamentarian thought, Foxley shows that the Levellers' originality lay in their subtle and unexpected combination of ...

The Levellers 2014, Manchester University Press, Manchester

ISBN-13: 9780719096600

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