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Utopias of the British enlightenment, edited by Gregory Claeys

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Utopias of the British enlightenment
Title
Utopias of the British enlightenment
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gregory Claeys
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is a major collection of eighteenth-century British utopias. Seven tracts, spanning the century, show how the image of the ideal society was used as a form of social criticism, and particularly as a means of focussing on ideas of progress and commercial development. Radical and republican thinking about property ownership, social equality, and commerce and luxury - of particular relevance to the critique of 'corruption' in this period - coexists with nostalgic and conservative notions of the ideal hierarchical community. The introduction, which examines the relationship of these tracts to the political thought of the period, shows how issues and developments of key importance, from the debate surrounding the French Revolution to the origins of Romanticism and early socialism, are illuminated by an understanding of the utopian tradition
Member of
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
Dewey number
335/.02
Index
index present
LC call number
HX810
LC item number
.U798 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Claeys, Gregory
Series statement
Cambridge texts in the history of political thought
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Utopias
  • Utopian socialism
Label
Utopias of the British enlightenment, edited by Gregory Claeys
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The island of content: or, a new paradise discovered (1709) / Anon -- A description of New Athens in Terra Australis Incognita (1720) / Anon -- Idea of a perfect commonwealth (1752) / David Hume -- An account of the first settlement, laws, form of governement, and police of the Cessares, a people of South America (1764 / James Burgh -- Memoirs of planetes, or a sketch of the laws and manners of Makar (1795) / Thomas Northmore -- The commonwealth of reason (1795) / William Hodgson -- Bruce's voyage to Naples (1802) / Anon
Control code
CR9780511840869
Extent
1 online resource (xli, 305 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521430845
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Utopias of the British enlightenment, edited by Gregory Claeys
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The island of content: or, a new paradise discovered (1709) / Anon -- A description of New Athens in Terra Australis Incognita (1720) / Anon -- Idea of a perfect commonwealth (1752) / David Hume -- An account of the first settlement, laws, form of governement, and police of the Cessares, a people of South America (1764 / James Burgh -- Memoirs of planetes, or a sketch of the laws and manners of Makar (1795) / Thomas Northmore -- The commonwealth of reason (1795) / William Hodgson -- Bruce's voyage to Naples (1802) / Anon
Control code
CR9780511840869
Extent
1 online resource (xli, 305 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521430845
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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