Three Early Modern Utopias Thomas More Utopia Francis Bacon New Atlantis Henry Neville The Isle of Pines

Author: Thomas More
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780191606052
Release Date: 1999-11-04
Genre: Fiction

A unique edition of three early modern utopian texts, using a contemporary translation of More's Utopia and examining the Renaissance world view as shown by these writers. The edition includes the illustrative material that accompanied early editions of Utopia, full chronologies of the authors, notes, and glossary. - ;Thomas More: Utopia/ Francis Bacon: New Atlantis/Henry Neville: The Isle of Pines With the publication of Utopia (1516), Thomas More introduced into the English language not only a new word, but a new way of thinking about the gulf between what ought to be and what is. His Utopia is at once a scathing analysis of the shortcomings of his own society, a realistic suggestion for an alternative mode of social organization, and a satire on unrealistic idealism. Enormously influential, it remains a challenging as well as a playful text. This edition reprints Ralph Robinson's 1556 translation from More's original Latin together with letters and illustrations that accompanied early editions of Utopia. Utopia was only one of many early modern treatments of other worlds. This edition also includes two other, hitherto less accessible, utopian narratives. New Atlantis (1627) offers a fictional illustration of Francis Bacon's visionary ideal of the role that science should play in the modern society. Henry Neville's The Isle of Pines (1668), a precursor of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, engages with some of the sexual, racial, and colonialist anxieties of the end of the early modern period. Together these texts illustrate the diversity of the early modern utopian imagination, as well as the different purposes to which it could be put. -

Three Early Modern Utopias

Author: Thomas More
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780192838858
Release Date: 1999-11-04
Genre: Fiction

A unique edition of three early modern utopian texts, using a contemporary translation of More's Utopia and examining the Renaissance world view as shown by these writers. The edition includes the illustrative material that accompanied early editions of Utopia, full chronologies of the authors, notes, and glossary. - ;Thomas More: Utopia/ Francis Bacon: New Atlantis/Henry Neville: The Isle of Pines With the publication of Utopia (1516), Thomas More introduced into the English language not only a new word, but a new way of thinking about the gulf between what ought to be and what is. His Utopia is at once a scathing analysis of the shortcomings of his own society, a realistic suggestion for an alternative mode of social organization, and a satire on unrealistic idealism. Enormously influential, it remains a challenging as well as a playful text. This edition reprints Ralph Robinson's 1556 translation from More's original Latin together with letters and illustrations that accompanied early editions of Utopia. Utopia was only one of many early modern treatments of other worlds. This edition also includes two other, hitherto less accessible, utopian narratives. New Atlantis (1627) offers a fictional illustration of Francis Bacon's visionary ideal of the role that science should play in the modern society. Henry Neville's The Isle of Pines (1668), a precursor of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, engages with some of the sexual, racial, and colonialist anxieties of the end of the early modern period. Together these texts illustrate the diversity of the early modern utopian imagination, as well as the different purposes to which it could be put. -

An Anthology of Seventeenth century Fiction

Author: Paul Salzman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0192839551
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Few readers today are aware of the vigorous prose experiments undertaken in the seventeenth century. This anthology presents a representative selection of that work, with examples from Aphra Benn, John Bunyan, William Congreve, Percy Herbert, and Thomas Dangerfield. Also included are Mary Wroth's feminist romance Urania and Margaret Cavendish's female utopia The Blazing World , in print here for the first time since their original publication.

The Blazing World and Other Writings

Author: Margaret Cavendish
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141904825
Release Date: 1994-03-31
Genre: Fiction

Flamboyant, theatrical and ambitious, Margaret Cavendish was one of the seventeenth century's most striking figures: a woman who ventured into the male spheres of politics, science, philosophy and literature. The Blazing World is a highly original work: part Utopian fiction, part feminist text, it tells of a lady shipwrecked on the Blazing World where she is made Empress and uses her power to ensure that it is free of war, religious division and unfair sexual discrimination. This volume also includes The Contract, a romance in which love and law work harmoniously together, and Assaulted and Pursued Chastity, which explores the power and freedom a woman can achieve in the disguise of a man.

The Isle of Pines 1668

Author: Henry Neville
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783734046971
Release Date: 2018-09-21
Genre: Fiction

Reproduction of the original: The Isle of Pines (1668) by Henry Neville

The Utopia Reader Second Edition

Author: Gregory Claeys
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9781479837076
Release Date: 2017-02-14
Genre: Literary Criticism

Utopianism is defined as the various ways of imagining, creating, or analyzing the ways and means of creating an ideal or alternative society. Prominent writers and scholars across history have long explored how or why to envision different ways of life. The Utopia Reader compiles primary texts from a variety of authors and movements in the history of theorizing utopias. The volume includes texts from classical Greek literature, the Old Testament, and Plato’s Republic, to Sir Thomas More’s Utopia, to George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and beyond. By balancing well-known and obscure examples, the text provides a comprehensive and definitive collection of the various ways Utopias have been conceived throughout history and how Utopian ideals have served as criticisms of existing sociocultural conditions. This new edition includes many historically well-known works, little known but influential texts, and contemporary writings, providing an even more expansive coverage of the varieties of approaches and responses to the concept of utopia in the past, present, and even the future. In particular, the volume now includes feminist writings and work by authors of color, and contends with current concerns, such as the exploration of the ecological ideals of Utopia. Furthermore, Claeys and Sargent highlight twenty-first century trends and popular narrative explorations of Utopias through the genres of young adult dystopias, survivalist dystopias, and non-print utopias. Covering a range of original theories of utopianism and revealing the nuances and concerns of writers across history as they attempt to envision different, ideal societies, The Utopia Reader is an essential resource for anyone who envisions a better future.

The Politics of Criminology

Author: Stratos Georgoulas
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783643901866
Release Date: 2012-01
Genre: Social Science

The issue of the politics of criminology is a significant theme in academic debate, policy implementation, and legal reform. Against administrative criminologists who have been criticized as "technicians of the State" or "apologists for criminal justice," functioning primarily to "manage" the consequences and conflict of structural inequalities in advanced democratic states, this book brings policy back to what it was, a sociological study of the entire social framework of the inequalities of power, wealth, and authority, which is the result of class relations of industrial society. (Series: Deviance and Social Control - Vol. 1)

In Miserable Slavery

Author: Douglas Hall
Publisher: University of West Indies Press
ISBN: 9766400660
Release Date: 1999
Genre: History

Douglas Hall documents the life of Thomas Thistlewood who came to Jamaica from Lincolnshire, England, in 1750 and lived as an estate overseer and small landowner in western Jamaica until his death in 1786. Throughout his life he kept a record of his activities, which reflect a rich and exiting chronicle of plantation life - its people, social life, agricultural techniques, medicinal remedies, and relations between slaves and owners. Historians and students interested in the social history of mid-eighteenth-century Jamaica, the Tacky Rebellion, and the tenuous relations between planters and the Maroons should read this book.

Herland

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781365831904
Release Date: 2017-03-17
Genre: Fiction

1915 Dystopian Science Fiction, Utopia We had to sleep after that long sweep through the air, but we turned out early enough next day, and again we rose softly up the height till we could top the crowning trees and see the broad fair land at our pleasure. ""Semitropical. Looks like a first-rate climate. It's wonderful what a little height will do for temperature."" Terry was studying the forest growth. ""Little height! Is that what you call little?"" I asked. Our instruments measured it clearly. We had not realized the long gentle rise from the coast perhaps. ""Mighty lucky piece of land, I call it,"" Terry pursued. ""Now for the folks-I've had enough scenery."" So we sailed low, crossing back and forth, quartering the country as we went, and studying it. We saw-I can't remember now how much of this we noted then and how much was supplemented by our later knowledge, but we could not help seeing this much, even on that excited day-a land in a state of perfect cultivation, where even the forests...

Plato s Atlantis Story

Author: Christopher Gill
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9781786948052
Release Date: 2017-10-01
Genre: History

This book aims to bring together all the evidence relevant for understanding Plato's Atlantis Story, providing the Greek text of the relevant Platonic texts (the start of Plato's Timaeus and the incomplete Critias), together with a commentary on language and content, and a full vocabulary of Greek words. This essential work also offers a new translation of these texts and a full introduction. The book has two special objectives. The introduction offers a full-scale interpretative reading of the Atlantis story, focused on the philosophical meaning of the story and the significance of Plato's presentation, and responding to recent scholarly discussion of these questions. In conjunction with the new translation, this introduction provides a point of entry to a fascinating story for a wide range of readers. The introduction also discusses the question whether the story had a factual basis, and assesses possible links with Minoan Crete. Secondly, the Greek text (the Oxford Classical text) and commentary are juxtaposed and presented in 'bite-size' chunks making it easy to use and helpful especially for students using the book to improve their Greek. The notes provide full grammatical and linguistic help as well as pointers on the philosophical content and presentation, supported by the translation and complete vocabulary of Greek terms. The book is a second edition of one published in 1980. This edition has a new translation, a much fuller introduction, revised and updated notes and a new commentary format.

A World Beyond Difference

Author: Ronald Niezen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781405137102
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: Social Science

A World Beyond Difference unpacks the globalization literature and offers a valuable critique: one that is forthright, yet balanced, and draws on the local work of ethnographers to counter relativist and globalist discourses. Presents a lively conceptual and historical map of how we think about the emerging socio-political world, and above all how we think politically about human cultural differences Interprets, criticizes, and frames responses to world culture Draws from the work of recent major social theorists, comparing them to classical social theorists in an instructive manner Grounds critique of theory in years of ethnographic research