New Worlds Reflected: Travel and Utopia in the Early Modern Period

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ChloŽ Houston
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2010 - History - 262 pages
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This title provides a contribution both to the history of utopian literature and travel, and to the wider cultural and intellectual history of the time, assembling original essays from scholars interested in representations of the globe and new and ideal worlds in the period from the 16th to 18th centuries.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Utopia and Knowledge
15
Rebuilding Solomons Temple Richard Hakluyts Great Instauration
17
Keplers Somnium and Francis Godwins The Man in theMoone Births of ScienceFiction 15931638
57
Utopia Millenarianism and the Baconian Programme of Margaret Cavendishs The Blazing World 1666
71
Utopian Communities and Piracy
93
The Dream of Madagascar English Disasters and Pirate Utopias of the Early Modern IndoAtlantic World
95
The Uses ofPiracy Discourses of Mercantilism and Empire in Hakluyts The Famous Voyage of Sir Francis Drake
115
Palmares Utopian Representations of a Runaway Settlement in Colonial Brazil
137
Utopia and the State
159
Utopia and Education in the Seventeenth Century Bacons Salomons House and its Influence
161
Atlantick and Eutopian Polities Utopianism Republicanism and Constitutional Design in the Interregnum
179
Henry Nevilles The Isle of Pines From Sexual Utopia to Political Dystopia
203
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ChloŽ Houston, University of Reading, UK

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