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New Worlds Reflected: Travel and Utopia in the Early Modern Period / Edition 1

New Worlds Reflected: Travel and Utopia in the Early Modern Period / Edition 1

by Chloe Houston
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ISBN-13: 9780754666479
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/01/2010
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Chloë Houston, University of Reading, UK

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction, Chloë Houston; Part1 Utopia and Knowledge: Rebuilding Solomon's temple: Richard Hakluyt's great instauration, David Harris Sacks; Kepler's Somnium and Francis Godwin's The Man in the Moone: births of science-fiction 1593-1638, William Poole; Utopia, millenarianism, and the Baconian programme of Margaret Cavendish's The Blazing World (1666), Line Cottegnies. Part 2 Utopian Communities and Piracy: 'The dream of Madagascar': English disasters and pirate utopias of the early modern Indo-Atlantic world, Kevin P. McDonald; The uses of 'piracy': discourses of mercantilism and empire in Hakluyt's The Famous Voyage of Sir Francis Drake, Claire Jowitt; Palmares: utopian representations of a runaway settlement in colonial Brazil, Analisa DeGrave. Part 3 Utopia and the State: Utopia and education in the 17th century: Bacon's Salomon's House and its influence, Chloë Houston; 'Atlantik and Eutopian polities': utopianism, republicanism and constitutional design in the Interregnum, Rosanna Cox; Henry Nevill's The Isle of Pines: from sexual utopia to political dystopia, Daniel Carey; Afterword, Andrew Hadfield; Bibliography; Index.

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