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Auteur: Hill, Christopher
Titel: The World Turned Upside Down
Sub titel: Radical Ideas During the English Revolution

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.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 detailed 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.
1991, 432 pag., Euro 16,95
Penguin Books, New York/London, ISBN 9780140137323


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