Three Early Modern Utopias

Author: Thomas More
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199537990
Release Date: 2008-11-13
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.

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

Author: Thomas More
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 0192838857
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. -

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)

Der F rst

Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015063055910
Release Date: 1870
Genre: Political ethics


Erz hlungen

Author: Fedor M. Dostoevskij
Publisher:
ISBN: 3150024862
Release Date: 1991
Genre:


Macbeth

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: BSB:BSB10118067
Release Date: 1783
Genre:


Forthcoming Books

Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Dept. of Bibliography
Publisher:
ISBN: 00158119
Release Date: 1999
Genre: United States Imprints


Keplers Traum vom Mond

Author: Ludwig Guenther (of Fürstenwalde.)
Publisher:
ISBN: HARVARD:32044019272533
Release Date: 1898
Genre: Astronomy