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By Nigel Smith, John Carey

Author note: ahead via John Carey
Publish yr note: First released September tenth 2013

The Ranters - just like the Levellers and the Diggers - have been a gaggle of non secular libertarians who flourished throughout the English Civil battle (1642–1651), a interval of social and spiritual turmoil which observed, within the phrases of the historian Christopher Hill, 'the global grew to become upside down'.

A number of Ranter Writings is the main impressive try to anthologise the foremost Ranter writings, bringing jointly one of the most notable, visionary and unforgettable texts. the themes diversity from the boundaries to excitement and divine correct, to social justice and collective action.

The Ranters have intrigued and captivated generations of students and philosophers. This rigorously curated assortment might be of serious curiosity to historians, philosophers and all these attempting to comprehend earlier radical traditions.

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