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    DescriptionWhile great interest has been shown recently in the nature of utopian thought and its significance in western development, much of the discussion has been marked by imprecision and generality. This book opens with an attempt to give clarity, substance and precision to the definition of utopia by isolating its characteristics in contrast with those of other forms of ideal society. The value of these distinctions is shown in a detailed re-examination of the sixteenth-century European writers who developed the re-emergent form of utopia. As a whole, the book brings the discussion of utopian thought closer to the mainstream concerns of the history of political ideas, and provides a major study for all those working in the fields of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century political and social thought.


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    Title
    Utopia and the Ideal Society
    Subtitle
    A Study of English Utopian Writing 1516-1700
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J. C. Davis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 440
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 621 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521275514
    ISBN 10: 0521275512
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFCX
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    B&T General Subject: 650
    BISAC V2.8: POL010000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: POL042000
    DC22: 321.07
    DC21: 321.07
    B&T Approval Code: A40420000
    DC22: 321/.07
    LC classification: HX806 .D39
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: JBCC9
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    15 May 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    Preface; Introduction; 1. Utopia and the ideal society: in search of a definition; 2. The re-emergence of utopia: Sir Thomas More; 3. The re-emergence of utopia: the European experience 1521-1619; 4. Robert Burton and the anatomy of utopia; 5. Sir Francis Bacon and the ideal society; 6. Samuel Gott's New Jerusalem; 7. Gerrard Winstanley and the Restoration of True Magistracy; 8. James Harrington's Oceana; 9. The Harringtonians; 10. Royalism and utopia; 11. The full-employment utopia of seventeenth-century England; Conclusion; Bibliographies; Index.