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news-13-Jun-2019

[13-Jun-2019] • Now accepting pre-orders for A Towering Flame: The Life & Times of the Elusive Latvian Anarchist Peter the Painter

Philip Ruff — A Towering Flame: The Life & Times of the Elusive Latvian Anarchist Peter the Painter
Now accepting orders for the hardback edition at a special pre-publication price – £20.00 (normal price £25.00), post-free in UK.
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news-02-May-2019

[02-May-2019] • Book launch event for A Towering Flame: The Life & Times of the Elusive Latvian Anarchist Peter the Painter

BOOK LAUNCH
A Towering Flame: The Life & Times of the Elusive Latvian Anarchist Peter the Painter by Philip Ruff

hosted by the Bristol Radical History Group
at the CUBE CINEMA, Dove Street South, Kingsdown, BRISTOL, BS2 8JD • Monday 3rd June, 2019, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm • £3/£4
the author, anarchist historian Philip Ruff, will present and talk about his book, followed by a Q&A and discussion
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advance copies of the book will be available on the night, signed by the author, at a discounted price for attendees
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for further information on the event see:
Bristol Radical History Group website
Cube Cinema website

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news-20-Apr-2018

[20-Apr-2018] • Now accepting pre-orders for The Sons of Belial: Protest and Community Change in the North-West, 1740-1770

David Walsh — The Sons of Belial: Protest and Community Change in the North-West, 1740-1770
The Growth of Capitalism on the Eve of Industrialisation, Volume I

Now accepting orders at a special pre-publication price – £14.00 (normal price £16.00), post-free in UK. Click here for further details.

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news-02-Apr-2018

[02-Apr-2018] • Book launch of The Refiner’s Fire: The Collected Works of TheaurauJohn Tany

— TIME: 7.00 pm
— DATE: 25/04/2018
— ADMISSION: Free (but book in advance)
— VENUE:
Swedenborg Hall
20/21 Bloomsbury Way
London WC1A 2TH
0207 405 7986
info@swedenborg.org.uk
— NEAREST TUBE:
Holborn / Tottenham Court Road
— TICKETS:
www.swedenborg.org.uk
https://theauraujohn.eventbrite.co.uk
Swedenborg Society: In Conversation & Book Launch
TheaurauJohn Tany, English Radicalism and Swedenborgians
Ariel Hessayon in conversation with John Rees
In collaboration with Goldsmiths, University of London and Breviary Stuff Publications
WEDNESDAY 25 APRIL 2018 | 7.00 – 8.30 pm
FREE ADMISSION (but book in advance)
Thomas Totney (1608-1659), born in Lincolnshire and largely based in London, was a goldsmith who, following a mystical experience in 1649, changed his name to TheaurauJohn Tany and proclaimed himself a herald of the restitution of the Jews to Jerusalem. Travelling around England and the Low Countries issuing broadsides and more extensive works of prophesy, Tany was for a long time overlooked by historians as just another ranter of the English Civil War period. More recently his writings and impact have begun to be re-evaluated, in no small part due to the dedicated researches of Ariel Hessayon, and a picture has emerged of an extraordinary figure worthy of his place in both the histories of Western esotericism and of English Radicalism. It has also become apparent that Tany was read by early British Swedenborgians, a fact that further elucidates the complex relationship between a nascent Swedenborgianism and the radical thought of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
To mark the occasion of the publication of The Refiner’s Fire: the Collected Works of TheaurauJohn Tany by Breviary Stuff Publications, which features reproductions of material held in the Swedenborg Society Archive, the editor of the volume, Ariel Hessayon, will be in conversation with historian and activist John Rees, discussing Tany, English Radicalism and their connections to Swedenborgianism.
ARIEL HESSAYON is a Reader in the Department of History at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the author of ‘Gold tried in the fire’. The prophet TheaurauJohn Tany and the English Revolution (Ashgate, 2007) and co-editor / editor of several collections of essays on Scripture and Scholarship in Early Modern England (Ashgate, 2006); Varieties of Seventeenth- and early Eighteenth-century English Radicalism in Context (Ashgate, 2011); An Introduction to Jacob Boehme: Four Centuries of Thought and Reception (Routledge, 2013); Gerrard Winstanley: Theology, Rhetoric, Politics (special issue of Prose Studies, 2014); and Jane Lead and her transnational legacy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). He has also written extensively on a variety of early modern topics: antiscripturism, antitrinitarianism, book burning, communism, environmentalism, esotericism, extra-canonical texts, heresy, crypto-Jews, Judaizing, millenarianism, mysticism, prophecy, and religious radicalism. His essay ‘Jacob Boehme, Emanuel Swedenborg and their Readers’ was published by the Swedenborg Society in The Arms of Morpheus (2007).
JOHN REES is a journalist, author, historian and activist who has been a member of the National Executive of the NUS and was a founder of the Stop the War Coalition. Rees has edited and written for many journals and has also made documentaries for television. His books include The Algebra of Revolution: The Dialectic and the Classical Marxist Tradition (Routledge, 1998); Imperialism and Resistance (Routledge, 2006); (with Lindsey German) A People’s History of London (Verso, 2012); and The Leveller Revolution: Radical Political Organisation in England, 1640-1650 (Verso, 2017).

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news-09-May-2016

[09-May-2016] • Now accepting pre-orders for Chris Fisher’s Custom, Work & Market Capitalism

Chris Fisher – Custom, Work & Market Capitalism: The Forest of Dean Colliers, 1788-1888
With a new preface by Rich Daniels, chairman of Hands Off Our Forest and Forest of Dean Freeminers Association.
Now accepting orders at a special pre-publication price – £12 (normal price £14.00), post-free in UK/Europe. Click here for further details.

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news 15-Nov-2014

[15-Nov-2014] • Now accepting pre-orders for three new titles.

Strikers, Hobblers, Conchies & Reds: A Radical History of Bristol, 1880-1939
Now accepting orders at a special pre-publication price – £16 (normal price £18.50), post-free in UK/Europe. Click here for further details.
James Epstein – Radical Expression: Political Language, Ritual, and Symbol in England, 1790-1850
Now accepting orders at a special pre-publication price – £13 (normal price £15.00), post-free in UK/Europe. Click here for further details.
James Epstein – The Lion of Freedom: Feargus O’Connor and the Chartist Movement, 1832-1842
Now accepting orders at a special pre-publication price – £15 (normal price £17.00), post-free in UK/Europe. Click here for further details.