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The World Turned Upside Down Reviews

The World Turned Upside Down by Christopher Hill

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

Christopher Hill

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Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 6 Feb 2020
ISBN: 9780141993133

'His finest work and one that was both symptom and engine of the concept of "history from below" ... 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' Times Higher Education

4 stars out of 5
Rana Mitter
12 Feb 2021

"Yang Jisheng’s formidable investigation of the Cultural Revolution is a work of breathtaking courage"

Read this book to be reminded about one of China’s darkest periods, and to mourn that so much of its modern history is still, ironically and tragically, best told outside the country’s own borders. While Yang still lives in Beijing, the Chinese original of this book could only be published in Hong Kong. It will be a profound test of that city’s freedoms to make sure that it remains available there.