Spectres of John Ball - The Peasants' Revolt in English Political History, 1381-2020 - James Crossley

Spectres of John Ball - The Peasants' Revolt in English Political History, 1381-2020 - James Crossley

Ball after 1968

Spectres of John Ball - The Peasants' Revolt in English Political History, 1381-2020 - James Crossley

James Crossley [+-]
St Mary's University, London
James Crossley is Research Professor in Bible, Society, and Politics at MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion, and Society, Academic Director of the Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements (CenSAMM), and Professor of Bible and Society at St Mary's University, Twickenham, London. He is author of numerous books and articles on Christian Origins, reception history of the Bible, and English politics and religion, reception history of the Bible, including Cults, Martyrs and Good Samaritans: Religion in Contemporary English Political Discourse (Pluto, 2018). The website John Ball, English Legend provides images and resources discussed in Spectres of John Ball.

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This chapter looks at the ways the post-1968 Left appropriated Ball, including the emergence of Tony Benn’s influential understandings of British/English radicalism. While issues of class conflict remained, this chapter also shows how the older Marxist interpretations were losing influence.

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Crossley, James. Ball after 1968. Spectres of John Ball - The Peasants' Revolt in English Political History, 1381-2020. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 402-415 Mar 2022. ISBN 9781800501362. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=42768. Date accessed: 29 Nov 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.42768. Mar 2022

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