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Utopias of the British Enlightenment - Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought (Paperback)
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Utopias of the British Enlightenment - Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought (Paperback)

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Paperback 350 Pages / Published: 07/07/1994
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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.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521455909
Number of pages: 350
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 20 mm

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