The world turned upside down book

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the world turned upside down book

The World Turned Upside Down: Radical Ideas During the English Revolution by Christopher Hill

Within the English revolution of the mid-17th century which resulted in the triumph of the protestant ethic--the ideology of the propertied class--there threatened another, quite different, revolution. Its success might have established communal property, a far wider democracy in political and legal institutions, might have disestablished the state church and rejected the protestant ethic.

In The World Turned Upside Down, Christopher Hill studies the beliefs of such radical groups as the Diggers, the Ranters, the Levellers and others, and the social and emotional impulses that gave rise to them.

The relations between rich and poor classes, the part played by wandering masterless men, the outbursts of sexual freedom and deliberate blasphemy, the great imaginative creations of Milton and Bunyan - these and many other elements build up into a marvellously detailed and coherent portrait of this strange, sudden effusion of revolutionary beliefs. It is a portrait not of the bourgeois revolution that actually took place, but of the impulse towards a far more fundamental overturning of society.

Incorporates some of Dr. Hills most profound statements yet about the 17th-century revolution as a whole.
-- The Economist
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The World Turned Upside Down: Radical Ideas During the English Revolution

JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. Historian Christopher Hill examines the fascinating radical groups that grew up around the English Civil War, and the roots of a revolution that never happened. Much of the old order had been swept away or transformed, and into this volatile atmosphere of change came various radical groups looking to remake their country. In this fascinating book, Hill looks not at the revolution that happened, but at the remarkable revolution that could have been. History has to be rewritten every generation, because although the past does not change the present does; each generation asks new questions of the past, and finds new areas of sympathy as it re-lives different aspects of the experiences of its predecessors. Hill examines the beliefs and methods of various revolutionary groups, from the Ranters, who rejected obedience and believed that God was within everyone, to the Diggers, who called for a communal ownership of land, establishing a settlement called George Hill in Surrey.

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Here Levellers, Diggers, Ranters, Muggletonians, the early Quakers and others taking advantage of the collapse of censorship to bid for new kinds of freedom were given centre stage Hill lives on' Times Higher Education. In 'The World Turned Upside Down' Christopher Hill studies the beliefs of such radical groups as the Diggers, the Ranters, the Levellers and others, and the social and emotional impulses that gave rise to them.

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  1. Abad D. says:

    The relations between rich and poor classes, the part played by wandering "master-less" men, the outbursts of sexual freedom and deliberate blasphemy, the great imaginative creations of Milton and Bunyan--these and many other elements build up into a marvelously detailed and coherent portrait of this strange, sudden effusion of revolutionary beliefs.

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    But the English Revolution suggests nothing to most people, for it is rarely remembered that it was the British who first taught an amazed world that the head of a king is connected to the body of a king by nothing more substantial than neck.

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