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The Resource Alternative worlds imagined, 1500-1700 : essays on radicalism, utopianism and reality, J.C. Davis

Alternative worlds imagined, 1500-1700 : essays on radicalism, utopianism and reality, J.C. Davis

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Alternative worlds imagined, 1500-1700 : essays on radicalism, utopianism and reality
Title
Alternative worlds imagined, 1500-1700
Title remainder
essays on radicalism, utopianism and reality
Statement of responsibility
J.C. Davis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book address the relationship between utopian and radical thought, particularly in the early modern period, and puts forward alternatives approaches to imagined 'realities'. Alternative Worlds Imagined, 1500-1700 explores the nature and meaning of radicalism in a traditional society; the necessity of fiction both in rejecting and constructing the status quo; and the circumstances in which radical and utopian fictions appear to become imperative. In particular, it closely examines non-violence in Gerrard Winstanley's thought; millennialism and utopianism as mutual critiques; form and substance in early modern utopianism/radicalism; Thomas More's utopian theatre of interests; and James Harrington and the political necessity of narrative fiction. This detailed analysis underpins observations about the longer term historical significance and meaning of both radicalism and utopianism
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Davis, J. C.
Dewey number
900
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave studies in utopianism
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Utopias
  • Utopias
  • Utopias
  • Political science
  • Political science
  • Radicalism
  • Reality
  • Utopias
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Alternative worlds imagined, 1500-1700 : essays on radicalism, utopianism and reality, J.C. Davis
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Radicalism in a traditional society : the evaluation of radical thought in the English Commonwealth 1649-1660 -- Reassessing radicalism in a traditional society : two questions -- Conquering the conquest : the limits of non-violence in Gerrard Winstanley's thought -- Formal utopia/informal millennium : the struggle between form and substance as a context for seventeenth-century utopianism -- Against formality : one aspect of the English Revolution -- Religion and the struggle for freedom in the English Revolution -- Thomas More's Utopia : sources, legacy and interpretation -- Goodbye to Utopia : Thomas More's utopian conclusion -- James Harrington's utopian radicalism : Oceana and the narration of an alternative world
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on1004194305
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 246 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319622323
Note
SpringerLink
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1004194305
Label
Alternative worlds imagined, 1500-1700 : essays on radicalism, utopianism and reality, J.C. Davis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Radicalism in a traditional society : the evaluation of radical thought in the English Commonwealth 1649-1660 -- Reassessing radicalism in a traditional society : two questions -- Conquering the conquest : the limits of non-violence in Gerrard Winstanley's thought -- Formal utopia/informal millennium : the struggle between form and substance as a context for seventeenth-century utopianism -- Against formality : one aspect of the English Revolution -- Religion and the struggle for freedom in the English Revolution -- Thomas More's Utopia : sources, legacy and interpretation -- Goodbye to Utopia : Thomas More's utopian conclusion -- James Harrington's utopian radicalism : Oceana and the narration of an alternative world
Control code
on1004194305
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 246 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319622323
Note
SpringerLink
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1004194305

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