The World Turned Upside Down…

By Professor David Owen.

The title of this blog expresses a debt to Christopher Hill’s astonishing book The World Turned Upside Down: Radical Ideas During the English Revolution which set aside the focus on elite actors in order to take a bottom up view and explore the various radical movements among the lower classes in the mid-seventeenth century. But the ‘upside down’ meme initiated by Hill in order to throw light on events from a different perspective has also recently been the subject of a photography exhibition which in its own way shows how taking a different perspective can help us to see ourselves differently. Any other interesting instances of ‘upside down’? Let the search begin.

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