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Utopian Texts
Chronological List of Utopian Texts
Note: not all of these texts are necessarily 'utopias' in the strict sense (whether there
can be said to be a strict sense of this term is another matter), but they all have
elements of the genre - or are used in our course.


Several early modern utopian texts can be found in digital reproductions of the original
editions on Early English Books Online (EEBO) and/or Gallica.


The compilers of the New York Public Library exhibition Utopia: the search for the ideal
society in the western world have put together an even more comprehensive bibliography of
primary texts, starting at 1516. See also the hardly less comprehensive primary
bibliography of the exhibition "Utopie, la quete de la societe ideale en Occident" at the
Bibliotheque nationale de France.


Antiquity
PLATO (c. 429-347 BCE), Republic (late 370s BCE)
LUCIAN (born c. 120 CE), The True History

Early Modern
THOMAS MORE (1478-1535), De optimo reipublicae statu deque nova insula Utopia (Louvain, 1516)
JOHANN EBERLIN VON GUNZBURG (c. 1470-1533), New Statuten die Psitacus gebracht hat auss dem Land Wolfaria (Basel, 1521)
ANTON FRANCESCO DONI (1513-1574), I Mondi (1552)
FRANCESCO PATRIZI (1529-1597), La citta felice (Venice, 1553)
KASPAR STIBLIN, Commentariolus de eudaemonensium republica (Basel, 1555)
FRANCOIS RABELAIS (c. 1495-1553), Oeuvres (Lyon, 1558)
LODOVICO AGOSTINI (1534-1590), La repubblica imaginaria (written 1585-90)
TOMMASO CAMPANELLA (1568-1639), La citta del sole (first Italian version composed 1602;
first Latin version published 1623)

JOSEPH HALL (1574-1656), Mundus alter et idem ('Frankfurt' [i.e. London], 1605)
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Henry VI Part II (c. 1590), Act IV, scene 2, and The Tempest (1611)
'I. D. M., GENTILHOMME TOURANGEAU', Histoire du grand et admirable royaume d'Antangil
(Saumur, 1616) [On Gallica N101920]

JOHANN VALENTIN ANDREAE (1586-1654), Reipublicae Christianopolitanae descriptio (Strasbourg, 1619)
LODOVICO ZUCCOLO, Dialoghi (Venice, 1625)
FRANCIS BACON (1561-1626), New Atlantis (London, 1627)
'DEMOCRITUS JUNIOR' (i.e. ROBERT BURTON) (1577-1640), The Anatomy of Melancholy (Oxford,
1632), 'Democritus to the Reader'

'DOMINGO GONSALES' (i.e. FRANCIS GODWIN) (1562-1633), The Man in the Moone. Or A discourse
of a voyage thither (London, 1638)

[GABRIEL PLATTES] (d. 1662), A Description of the Famous Kingdome of Macaria (London, 1641)
[SAMUEL GOTT], Novae solymae (London, 1648)
GERRARD WINSTANLEY (1609-1676), The Law of Freedom (London, 1652)
JAMES HARRINGTON (1611-1677), The Commonwealth of Oceana (London, 1656)
ANON., 'Letters from Utopia' in Mercurius Politicus (London, 1659)
SAVINIEN CYRANO DE BERGERAC (1619-1655), Les estats et empires de la lune (Paris, 1657)
and Les estats et empires du soleil (Paris, 1662)

MARGARET CAVENDISH, DUCHESS OF NEWCASTLE (1623?-1673), The Description of a New Blazing World (London, 1666)
[HENRY NEVILLE] (1620-1694), The Isle of Pines, or, A late discovery of a fourth island in
Terra Australis, Incognita (London, 1668) [Wing N505] and A New and Further Discovery of
the Islle of Pines (London, 1668) [Wing N509].

JOHANN AMOS COMENIUS (1592-1670), 'Panorthosia', in De rerum humanarum emendatione consultatio catholica (before 1670)
[EDWARD HOWARD] (fl. 1669), The Six Days Adventure; Or, the New Utopia (London, 1671)
JOSEPH GLANVILL (d. 1680), 'Anti-Fanatical Religion and Free Philosophy. In a Continuation
of the New Atlantis', in Essays on Several Important Subjects in Philosophy and Religion
(London, 1676)

GABRIEL De FOIGNY (1630-1692), Les Avantures de Jacques Sadeur dans la Decouverte et le
Voyage de la Terre Australe (Geneva, 1676)

DENIS VAIRASSE D'ALLAIS (c. 1630-1672), Histoire des Severambes (Paris, 1677-79)
BERNARD le BOVIER de FONTENELLE (1657-1757), Entretiens sue la pluralite des mondes (Paris, 1686)
MARY ASTELL (1668-1731), A Serious Proposal to the Ladies (London, 1694)
FRANCOIS DE SALIGNAC DE LA MOTHE-FENELON (1651-1715), Les Aventures de Telemaque (Paris, 1699)
'DR. MERRYMAN' (i.e. EDWARD WARD, attrib.) (1667-1731), The Island of Content; Or, a New
Paradise Discovered (London, 1709)

[AMBROSE EVANS], The Adventures and Surprizing Deliverances of James Dubourideu and his Wife (London, 1719)
SAMUEL BLUNT, A Voyage to Cacklogalliania (London, 1727)
'MORRIS WILLIAMS' (i.e. AMBROSE PHILLIPS) (1674/5-1749), The Fortunate Shipwreck, or a
Description of New Athens (London, 1720)

JONATHAN SWIFT (1667-1745), Gulliver's Travels (London, 1726)
'GISANDER' (i.e. JOHANN GOTTFRIED SCHNABEL), Die Insel Felsenburg (Nordhausen, 1731)
DAVID HUME (1711-1776), 'Idea of a Perfect Commonwealth', in Political Discourses (Edinburgh, 1752)
WILLIAM SMITH (1727-1803), A General Idea of the College of Mirania (New York, 1753)
[VOLTAIRE] (1694-1778), Candide, ou l'Optimisme, traduit de l'allemand de M. le docteur Ralph (Geneva, 1759)
SAMUEL JOHNSON, The History of Rasselas Prince of Abissinia (London, 1759)
JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU (1712-1778), Emile ('A la Haye' [i.e. Paris], 1762)
'J. VANDER NECK' (i.e. JAMES BURGH) (1714-75), An Account of the First Settlement, Laws,
Form of Government, and Police, of the Cessares, a People of South America (London, 1764)

ANON., Private Letters from an American in England to his Friends in America (London, 1769)
LOUIS SEBASTIEN MERCIER (1740-1814), L'An 2440 (Paris, 1771)
DENIS DIDEROT (1713-1784), Supplement au voyage de Bougainville (1773)
[SARAH SCOTT] (d. 1795), Millennium Hall (London, 1778)
'PHILELEUTHERUS DEVONIENSIS' (i.e. THOMAS NORTHMORE) (1766-1851), Memoirs of Planetes; Or,
a Sketch of the Laws and Manners of Makar (London, 1795)



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Anthologies
Note: In general you should avoid using anthologies which publish only extracts of works
(here marked by an asterisk) for your long essays. In other cases, however, anthologies
can provide the best and most scholarly version of texts that are often otherwise hard to
find.]


Gregory Claeys and Lyman Tower Sargent, eds., The Utopia Reader (New York: New York University Press, 1999)

* John Carey, ed. The Faber Book of Utopias (London: Faber, 1999)

Susan Bruce, Three Early Modern Utopias (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999)

Gregory Claeys, ed. Restoration and Augustan British Utopias (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1999)

Gregory Claeys, ed. Modern British Utopias, 1700-1850, 8 vols (London: Pickering & Chatto, 1997)

Gregory Claeys, ed. Utopias of the British Enlightenment, Cambridge Texts in the History
of Political Thought (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994)


Richard Saage, ed. Politische Utopien der Neuzeit (Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche
Buchgesellschaft, 1991; repr. Bochum, 2000)


* Frank Edward Manuel and Fritzie P. Manuel, eds., French Utopias: An anthology of ideal
societies (New York: Free Press, 1966)


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Reference Works
Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
Vita Fortunati and Raymond Trousson, eds., Dictionary of Literary Utopias, (Paris: Honore Champion Editeur, 2000)

R. C. S. Trahair, Utopias and Utopians: An Historical Dictionary (London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1999)

Alberto Manguel and Gianni Guadalupi, The Dictionary of Imaginary Places (London: Granada, 1981)

Pierre Versins, Encyclopedie de l'utopie des voyages extraordinaires et de la science
fiction (Lausanne: L'Age d'homme, 1972)


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Bibliographies
Utopian Literature: A Selective Bibliography [to accompany the New York Public Library Exhibition on Utopias].

R. I. Lakowski, 'A bibliography of Thomas More's Utopia', Early Modern Literary Studies, 1 (1995), 6.1-10

Paul G. Haschak, Utopian/Dystopian Literature: A bibliography of literary criticism
(Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1994)


Lyman Tower Sargent, 'Contemporary scholarship on utopianism', L'Esprit Createur, 34 (1994), 123-29

Lyman Tower Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985: An annotated,
chronological bibliography (New York: Garland, 1988)


Arthur O. Lewis, Utopian Literature in The Pennsylvania State University Libraries: A
Selected Bibliography (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Libraries, 1984)


Glenn Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography with a Supplementary Listing of Works
Influential in Utopian Thought (Lawrence: Regents Press of Kansas, 1978)


Michael Winter, Compendium Utopiarum: Typologie und Bibliographie literarischer Utopien,
Repertorien zur deutschen Literaturgeschichte 8, vol. I: Von der Antike bis zur deutschen
Frühaufklarung (Stuttgart: Metzler, 1978)


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General Studies
Books
Christopher Kendrick, Utopia, Carnival, and Commonwealth in Renaissance England (Toronto:
University of Toronto Press, 2004)


Guiseppe Mazzotta, Cosmopoesis: the Renaissance Experiment (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001)

Roland Schaer, Gregory Claeys and Lyman Tower Sargent, eds., Utopia: The Search for the
Ideal Society in the Western World (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000)


Gregory Claeys and Lyman Tower Sargent, eds., The Utopia Reader (New York: New York University Press, 1999)

E. M. Cioran, History and Utopia, trans. by Richard Howard (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998)

Marina Leslie, Renaissance Utopias and the Problem of History (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1998)

Karl Mannheim, Ideology and Utopia, preface by Louis Wirth, introd. by Bryan S. Turner,
Collected Works of Karl Mannheim 1 (London: Routledge, 1997)


Pamela Neville-Sington and David Sington, Paradise Dreamed: How Utopian thinkers have
changed the modern world (London: Bloomsbury, 1993)


Ruth Levitas, The Concept of Utopia (New York: Syracuse University Press, 1990)

A. Owen Aldridge, 'Utopianism in world literature', Tamkang Review, 14 (1984), 11-29

Theodore Olsen, Millennialism, Utopianism, and Progress (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1982)

J. C. Davis, Utopia and the Ideal Society: A Study of English Utopian Writing, 1516-1700
(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981)


Miriam Eliav-Feldon, Realistic Utopias: The ideal imaginary societies of the Renaissance,
1516-1630 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1982)


Luigi Firpo, L'utopia nell'eta' della controriforma (Turin: G. Giappichelli, 1977)

Melvin J. Lasky, Utopia and Revolution. On the Origins of a Metaphor or Some Illustrations
of the Problem of Political Temperament and Intellectual Climate and How Ideas, Ideals,
and Ideologies Have Been Historically Related (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1976)


Franco Venturi, Utopia and Reform in the Enlightenment (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1971)

Elisabeth Hansot, Perfection and Progress: Two modes of utopian thought (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1974)

Frank E. Manuel and Fritzie P. Manuel, Utopian Thought in the Western World (Oxford: Blackwell, 1979)

Raymond Trousson, Voyage au pays de nulle part: histoire litteraire de la pensee utopique
(Brussels: Universite de Bruxelles, 1975)


Collections of Articles
David Lee Rubin, ed. Utopias 1: 16th and 17th Centuries: From La Boetie to Veiras, EMF:
Studies in Early Modern France 4 (Charlottesville, VA: Rookwood Press, 1998)


Dominic Baker-Smith and C.C. Barfoot, eds., Between Dream and Nature: Essays on utopia and
dystopia, DQR studies in literature 2 / Costerus n.s. 61 (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1987)


Peter Alexander and Roger Gill, eds., Utopias, Colston Papers 35 (London: Duckworth, 1984)

Luigi Firpo, ed. Studi sull'Utopia (Florence: Leo S. Olschki, 1977)

J. Ferguson, Utopias of the Classical World (London: Thames and Hudson, 1975)

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Topics
The Ancient World
Moses I. Finley, 'Utopianism Ancient and Modern', in The Use and Abuse of History (London: 1975), pp. 178-92

H. B. Norland, 'More's and Elyot's Political Perspectives and their Classical Precedents', Moreana, 40 (2003), 121-42

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Architecture
Ruth Eaton, Ideal Cities: Utopianism and the (Un)built Environment (London: Thames & Hudson, 2002)

Anthony Grafton, Leon Battista Alberti: Master Builder of the Italian Renaissance (New York: Hill & Wang, 2000)

Fernando Marias, 'From the "ideal city" to real cities: perspectives, chorographies,
models, vedute', in The Triumph of the Baroque: Architecture in Europe 1600-1750, ed. by
Henry A. Millon (London: Thames & Hudson, 1999), pp. 219-40


Richard Krautheimer, 'The panels in Urbino, Baltimore and Berlin reconsidered', in The
Renaissance From Bruenelleschi to Michelangelo: The Representation of Architecture, ed. by
Henry A. Millon and Magnago Lampugnani (Milan: Bompiani, 1994), pp. 233-57


Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, The Mastery of Nature: Aspects of Art, Science, and Humanism in
the Renaissance (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993)


Christine Smith, Architecture in the Culture of Early Humanism: Ethics, aesthetics, and
eloquence 1400-1470 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1992)


Peter Sharratt, 'The imaginary city of Bernard Salomon', in Intellectual Life in
Renaissance Lyon, ed. by Philip Ford and Gillian Jondorf (Cambridge: Cambridge French
Colloquia, 1993), pp. 33-48


Anthony Vidler, Claude-Nicolas Ledoux: Architecture and social reform at the end of the
Ancien Regime (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1990)


Hubertus Günther, 'Sforzinda: eine Idealstadt der Renaissance', in Alternative Welten in
Mittelalter und Renaissance, ed. by Ludwig Schrader, Studia humaniora 10 (Düsseldorf:
Droste, 1988)


Leonardo Benevolo, The Architecture of the Renaissance, trans. by Judith Landry, 2 vols
(London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1978)


Manfredo Tafuri, Architecture and Utopia: Design and capitalist development, trans. by
Barbara Luigia La Penta (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1979)


John Archer, 'Puritan Town Planning in New Haven', Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, 34 (1975), 140-49

Sibyl Moholy-Nagy, Matrix of Man: An illustrated history of urban environment (London: Pall Mall, 1968)

Eugenio Garin, 'La cite ideale de la Renaissance', in Les utopies a la Renaissance, ed. by
W. Lameere (Brussels: Presses Universitaires Belges, 1963)


S. Lang, 'The Ideal City from Plato to Howard', Architectural Review, 112 (1952), 90-101

Patrick Abercrombie, 'Ideal Cities No. 1: Christianopolis', Town Planning Review, 8 (1920)

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Utopian Cartography
Romuald I. Lakowski, 'Utopia and the "Pacific Rim": the cartographical evidence', Early
Modern Literary Studies, 5 (1999), 1-19


S. Hutchinson, 'Mapping Utopias', Modern Philology, 85 (1987), 170-85

Cecile Kruyfhooft, 'A recent discovery: Utopia by Abraham Ortelius', The Map Collector, 16 (1981), 10-14

Websites: Cartographica Neerlandica (Ortelius' map of Utopia)

See further the section on Utopian geography.

Communism
David Seed, Anticipations: Essays on early science fiction and its precursors (Utopianism
and Communitarianism) (Syracuse University Press, 1995)


Timothy Kenyon, Utopian Communism and Political Thought in Early Modern England (London: Pinter, 1989)

Quentin Skinner, 'Sir Thomas More's Utopia and the language of Renaissance humanism', in
The Languages of Political Theory in Early-Modern Europe, ed. by Anthony Pagden
(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987), pp. 123-57


Antonia McLean, 'Utopian communism and the state', in Humanism and the Rise of Science in
England (London: Heinemann, 1972), pp. 56-61


Edward L. Surtz, S.J., The Praise of Pleasure: Philosophy, education, and communism in
More's 'Utopia' (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1957)


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Education
Primary
The following primary texts are particularly pertinent to questions of education:

More, Utopia
Campanella, City of the Sun
Andreae, Christianopolis
Plattes, Macaria
Rousseau, Emile

You might also be interested in reading Erasmus's Education of a Christian Prince in relation to More's Utopia

Secondary
Paul A. Olson, The Kingdom of Science: Literary Utopianism and British Education,
1612-1870 (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2002)


Patrick Dooley, 'Leisure and learning in Renaissance utopias', Diogenes, 134 (1986), 19-44

Lyman Tower Sargent, 'Utopianism in colonial America', History of Political Thought, 4 (1983), 483-522

Michele Le Doeuff, 'Utopias: scholarly', Social Research, 49 (1982), 441-66

R. J. P. Jordan, 'A new look at Rousseau as educator', Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, 182 (1979), 59-72

Dagmar Capkova, 'The educational plans of J. A. Comenius in 1646: from a diary sent to
English colleagues', History of Education, 7 (1978), 95-103


N. E. Tanis, 'Education in John Eliot's Indian utopias 1645-1675', History of Education Quarterly, 10 (1970), 308-28

Edward L. Surtz, S.J., The Praise of Pleasure: Philosophy, education, and communism in
More's 'Utopia' (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1957)


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Utopia and Enlightenment
Richard Saage, 'Der Vertragsdenken und die politischen Utopien der Aufklarung', in
Vertragsdenken und Utopie: Studien zur politischen Theorie und zur Sozialphilosophie der
frühen Neuzeit, Suhrkamp Taschenbuch Wissenschaft 777 (Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp,
1989), pp. 67-92


Aldo Maffey, L'utopia della ragione, presentazione di Luigi Firpo, Serie Studi / Istituto
italiano per gli studi filosofici 9 (Naples: Bibliopolis, 1987)


Franco Venturi, Utopia and Reform in the Enlightenment (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1971)

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The Family
David Colclough, 'Ethics and politics in the New Atlantis', in Francis Bacon's 'New
Atlantis', ed. by Bronwen Price, Texts in culture (Manchester: Manchester University
Press, 2003), pp. 60-81


Naomi Tadmor, Family and Friends in Eighteenth-Century England: Household, Kinship and
Patronage (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001)


Susan Bruce, 'Virgins of the world and feasts of the family: sex and the social order in
two Renaissance utopias', in English Renaissance Prose: History, Language, and Politics,
ed. by Neil Rhodes, Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies 164 (Tempe, AZ: Medieval &
Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1997), pp. 125-46


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B. J. Christensen, 'The Family in Utopia' Renasence: Essays on Values in Literature, 44 (1991), 31-44

Ralph A. Houlbrooke, The English Family 1450-1700 (London: Longman, 1984)

Georges Van Den Abbeele, 'Utopian sexuality and its discontents: exoticism and colonialism
in Le Supplement au voyage de Bougainville', L'Esprit Createur, 24 (1984), 43-52


A. Owen Aldridge, 'Polygamy in early fiction: Henry Neville and Denis Veiras',
Publications of the Modern Language Association, 65 (1950), 464-72


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Sex and Gender
E. L. Bonin, 'Margaret Cavendish's dramatic utopias and the politics of gender', Studies
in English Literature, 1500-1900, 40 (2000), 339-54


Christopher Ferns, Narrating Utopia: Ideology, Gender and Form in Utopian Literature
(Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1999)


Susan Bruce, 'Virgins of the world and feasts of the family: sex and the social order in
two Renaissance utopias', in English Renaissance Prose: History, Language, and Politics,
ed. by Neil Rhodes, Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies 164 (Tempe, AZ: Medieval &
Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1997), pp. 125-46


Kate Lilley, 'Blazing Worlds: Seventeenth-century womens' utopian writing', in Women,
Texts and Histories 1575-1760, ed. by Clare Brant and Diane Purkiss (London: Routledge,
1992), pp. 102-33


B. B. Schnorrenberg, '"A Paradise like Eves": three eighteenth-century female utopias',
Women's Studies, 9 (1982), 263-73


E. Baruch, '"A Natural and Necessary Monster": Women in Utopia', Alternative Futures, 2 (1979), 29-48

Judith P. Jones and Sherianne Sellers Seibel, 'Thomas More's feminism: to reform or
re-form', in Quincentennial Essays on St. Thomas More: Selected papers from the Thomas
More College Conference, ed. by Michael J. Moore (Boone, NC: Albion, 1978), pp. 67-77


A. Owen Aldridge, 'Polygamy in early fiction: Henry Neville and Denis Veiras',
Publications of the Modern Language Association, 65 (1950), 464-72


Early Modern Feminism
Note: there are a range of works written in the period 1516-1789 that debate the position
of women in relation to education and society. Although perhaps not strictly 'utopian' in
nature, they might make an interesting comparison with such works. Many are published in
translation in the University of Chicago Press series 'The Other Voice in Early Modern
Europe'. See especially:


Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim, The Nobility and Preeminence of the Female Sex
[1529], ed. and trans. by Jr. Albert Rabil (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996)


Theresa M. Kenney, ed. "Women are Not Human": An Anonymous Treatise and Responses (New
York: The Crossroad Publishing Company, 1998)


Moderata Fonte, The Worth of Women: Wherein is clearly revealed their nobility and their
superiority to men [c. 1592], ed. and trans. by Virginia Cox (Chicago: University of
Chicago Press, 1997)


Anna Maria van Schurman, Whether a Christian Woman Should be Educated and Other Writings
from her Intellectual Circle, ed. by Joyce L. Irwin (Chicago: University of Chicago Press,
1998)


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Genre
[See also the section on Travel Writing.]

Ingrid A. R. de Smet, Menippean Satire and the Republic of Letters 1581-1655, Travaux du
Grand Siecle 11 (Geneva: Libraire Droz, 1996)


Christine Rees, Utopian Imagination and eighteenth-century Fiction (Harlow: Longman, 1996)

Lyman Tower Sargent, 'The Three Faces of Utopianism revisited', Utopian Studies, 5 (1994), 1-37

J. C. Davis, 'Formal utopia / informal millenium: the struggle between form and substance
as a context for seventeenth-century utopianism', in Utopias and the Millennium, ed. by
Krishan Kumar and Stephen Bann (London: Reaktion, 1993), pp. 17-32


J. C. Davis, 'Utopianism', in The Cambridge History of Political Thought 1450-1700, ed. by
J. H. Burns and Mark Goldie (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991), pp. 329-44


Artur Blaim, 'Genre and Change: Evolutionary tendencies in early Utopian fiction', Essays in Poetics, 8 (1983), 74-98

Luc Racine, 'Paradise, the Golden Age, the Millennium and Utopia. A Note on the
Differentiation of Forms of the Ideal Society', Diogenes, 122 (1983), 119-36


Artur Blaim, 'The Text and Genre Pattern: More's Utopia and the structure of early Utopian
fiction', Essays in Poetics, 6 (1981), 18-53


Darko Suvin, 'Defining the literary genre of Utopia', in Metamorphoses of Science Fiction:
On the poetics and history of a literary genre (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1979),
pp. 37-62


Lyman Tower Sargent, 'Utopia - the problem of definition', Extrapolations, 6 (1975), 137-48

Robert C. Elliott, The Shape of Utopia: Studies in a literary genre (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1970)

Northrop Frye, 'Varieties of literary utopias', in Utopias and Utopian Thought, ed. by
Frank Edward Manuel (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1966), pp. 25-49


Robert C. Elliott, 'The Shape of Utopia', Studies in Philology, 30 (1963), 317-44

A. R. Heiserman, 'Satire in the Utopia', Publications of the Modern Language Association, 78 (1963), 163-74

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Science Fiction
Patrick Parrinder, ed. Learning from Other Worlds: Estrangement, cognition and the
politics of science fiction and utopia, Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies 17
(Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2000)


J. Adams, 'Outer Space and the New World in the Imagination of Eighteenth-century Europe',
Eighteenth Century Life, 19 (1995), 70-83


David Seed, Anticipations: Essays on early science fiction and its precursors (Utopianism
and Communitarianism) (Syracuse University Press, 1995)


Karl S. Guthke, The Last Frontier: Imagining other worlds, from the Copernican revolution
to modern science fiction, trans. by Helen Atkins (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press,
1990)


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Utopian Geography
Frank Lestringant, Mapping the Renaissance World: The geographical imagination in the age
of discovery, trans. by David Fausett (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994)


G. May, 'One way and in both Directions: considerations on imaginary voyages', Diogenes, 152 (1990), 1-18

J. C. Caravaglia, 'I Gesuiti del Paraguay: utopia e realta', Rivista storica italiana, 93 (1981), 269-314

J. K. Hale, 'A World Elsewhere', in The Age of the Renaissance (London: 1967)

See also the sections on cartography and on countries and continents.

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History
J. K. Graham, 'History of utopia and the utopianism of history', History of European Ideas, 6 (1985), 189-99

J. C. Davis, 'The history of utopia: the chronology of nowhere', in Utopias, ed. by Peter
Alexander and Roger Gill, Colston Papers 35 (London: Duckworth, 1984)


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The Ideal City
Note: see also the sections on architecture, Alberti, and Patrizi

Fernando Marias, 'From the "ideal city" to real cities: perspectives, chorographies,
models, vedute', in The Triumph of the Baroque: Architecture in Europe 1600-1750, ed. by
Henry A. Millon (London: Thames & Hudson, 1999), pp. 219-40


Renato Uglione, ed. La citta ideale nella tradizione classica e biblico-cristiana: atti
del Convegno nazionale di studi (Torino 1985), Regione Piemonte (Turin: Assessorato alla
Cultura, 1987)


Cesare De Seta, Massimo Ferretti and Alberto Tenenti, Imago urbis. Dalla citta ideale alla
citta reale, pref. by A. Chastel (Milan: Franco Maria Ricci, 1986)


Leon Battista Alberti, La citta ideale nel Rinascimento, ed. by Gianni Carlo Sciolla,
introd. by Luigi Firpo (Turin: UTET, 1975)


Helen Rosenau, The Ideal City, its Architectural Evolution (London: Studio Vista, 1974)

Eugenio Garin, 'The ideal city', trans. by Peter Munz, in Science and Civic Life in the
Italian Renaissance (Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, 1969), pp. 21-48


Luigi Firpo, 'La citta ideale del Filarete', in Studi in memoria di Gioele Solari (Turin, 1956), pp. 11-59

S. Lang, 'The Ideal City from Plato to Howard', Architectural Review, 112 (1952), 90-101

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Language
Paul Cornelius, Languages in Seventeenth- and Early Eighteenth-Century Imaginary Voyages (Geneva: Droz, 1965)

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Law
Miguel Angel Ramiro Aviles, Utopia y derecho: El sistema juridico en las sociedades
ideales, introd. by J. C. Davis (Madrid: Marcial Pons, 2002)


Miguel Angel Ramiro Aviles, 'The law-based utopia', Critical Review of International
Social and Political Philosophy (2001), 225-48


P. Foriers, 'Les Utopies et le droit', in Les Utopies a la Renaissance, Travaux de
l'Institut pour l'Etude de la Renaissance et de l'Humanisme 1 (Brussels: Presses
Universitaires de Bruxelles, 1963), pp. 233-61


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The Middle Ages
Janet Coleman, 'The continuity of utopian thought in the middle ages: a reassessment', Vivarium, 20 (1982), 1-23

F. Graus, 'Social Utopias in the Middle Ages', Past and Present, 38 (1967), 5-20

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Moon Travel
Primary
Francis Godwin, 'The Man in the Moon' and 'Nuncius inanimatus', ed. by Grant McColley (Northampton, MA, 1937)

Johannes Kepler, Kepler's Somnium: The dream, or, posthumous work on lunar astronomy, ed.
and trans. by Edward Rosen (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1967)


Francis Godwin, The Man in the Moone, ed. by Andy Johnson and Ron Shoesmith (Little
Logaston, Woonton, Almeley, Herefordshire: Logaston Press, 1996)


John Wilkins, The Discovery of a World in the Moone (1638) (Amsterdam and New York: Theatrvm Orbis Terrarvm, 1972)

Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac, Other Worlds: The comical history of the states and empires
of the moon and sun, ed. by Geoffrey Strachan (London: Oxford University Press, 1965)


Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle, Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds, trans. by H. A.
Hargreaves (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990)


Secondary
A. G. H. Barhrach, '"Luna mendax": some reflections on moon travel in early-seventeenth
century England', in Between Dream and Nature: Essays on utopia and dystopia, ed. by
Dominic Baker-Smith and C.C. Barfoot, DQR studies in literature 2 / Costerus n.s. 61
(Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1987), pp. 70-90


Marjorie Hope Nicolson, 'A World in the Moon, A Study of the Changing Attitude Toward the
Moon in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries', Smith College Studies in Modern
Languages, 17 (1936), 1-72


Marjorie Hope Nicolson, Voyages to the Moon (New York, 1948)

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Politics
David Colclough, 'Ethics and politics in the New Atlantis', in Francis Bacon's 'New
Atlantis', ed. by Bronwen Price, Texts in culture (Manchester: Manchester University
Press, 2003), pp. 60-81


Quentin Skinner, 'Thomas More's Utopia and the virtue of true nobility', in Visions of
Politics, vol. II: Renaissance Virtues (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002)


J. C. Davis, 'Utopianism', in The Cambridge History of Political Thought 1450-1700, ed. by
J. H. Burns and Mark Goldie (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991), pp. 329-44


Krishan Kumar, Utopianism, Concepts in the Social Sciences (Milton Keynes: Open University Press, 1991)

Mark Goldie, 'Obligations, utopias and their historical context', Historical Journal, 26 (1983), 727-46

Barbara Goodwin and Keith Taylor, The Politics of Utopia (London: St Martin's Press, 1983)

Quentin Skinner, The Foundations of Modern Political Thought, 2 vols, vol. I: The
Renaissance (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1978)


J. Seguy, 'Une sociologie des societes imaginees: monarchisme et utopie', Annales:
Economies, Societes, Civilisations, 26 (1971), 328-54


Judith Shklar, 'The political theory of Utopia: from melancholy to nostalgia', in Utopias
and Utopian Thought, ed. by Frank Edward Manuel (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1966), pp.
101-115


Antonia McLean, 'Utopian communism and the state', in Humanism and the Rise of Science in
England (London: Heinemann, 1972), pp. 56-63


Early Modern Republicanism
Quentin Skinner and Martin van Gelderen, eds., Republicanism, 2 vols (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002)

Warren Chernaik, 'Biblical republicanism', Prose Studies, 23 (2001), 147-60

Eric Nelson, 'Greek nonsense in More's Utopia', Historical Journal, 44 (2001), 889-918

James Hankins, ed. Renaissance Civic Humanism: Reappraisals and reflections, Ideas in
Context 57 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000)


Arihiro Fukuda, Sovereignty and the Sword: Harrington, Hobbes, and mixed government in the
English Civil Wars (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997)


Philip Pettit, Republicanism: A Theory of Freedom and Government (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997)

Markku Peltonen, Classical Humanism and Republicanism in English Political Thought
1570-1640 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995)


Jonathan Scott, 'The rapture of motion: James Harrington's republicanism', in Political
Discourse in Early Modern Britain, ed. by Nicholas Phillipson and Quentin Skinner
(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993), pp. 139-63


Daniel T. Rodgers, 'Republicanism: the Career of a Concept', Journal of American History (1992), 11-38

Blair Worden, 'English Republicanism', in The Cambridge History of Political Thought
1450-1700, ed. by J. H. Burns and Mark Goldie (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,
1991), pp. 443-75


Quentin Skinner, The Foundations of Modern Political Thought, 2 vols, vol. I: The
Renaissance (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1978)


J. G. A. Pocock, The Machiavellian Moment: Florentine political thought and the Atlantic
republican tradition, 2nd edn with new afterward (Princeton: Princeton University Press,
2003)


Franco Venturi, Utopia and Reform in the Enlightenment (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1971)

William J. Bouwsma, Venice and the Defence of Republican Liberty (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1968)

Hans Baron, The Crisis of the Early Italian Renaissance, 2nd edn (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1966)

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Practical Application
Mark Holloway, Heavens on Earth: Utopian Communities in America 1680-1880 (New York: Dover, 1966)

W. H. G. Armytage, Heavens Below: Utopian experiments in England, 1560-1960 (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1961)

Athur E. Bestor, Backwoods Utopias: The Sectarian and Owenite Phases of Communitarian
Socialism in America 1663-1829 (Philadelphia, 1950)


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Religion
Donald R. Dickson, The Tessera of Antilia: Utopian brotherhoods and secret societies in
the early seventeenth century, Brill's Studies in Intellectual History 88 (Boston: Brill,
1998)


Krishan Kumar and Stephen Bann, eds., Utopias and the Millennium (London: Reaktion, 1993)

J. C. Davis, 'Religion and the struggle for freedom in the English Revolution', Historical Journal, 35 (1992), 507-30

Mark Goldie, 'The civil religion of James Harrington', in The Languages of Political
Theory in Early-Modern Europe, ed. by Anthony Pagden (Cambridge: Cambridge University
Press, 1987), pp. 197-222


James Holstun, A Rational Millennium: Puritan utopias of seventeenth-century England and
America (New York: Oxford University Press, 1987)


Roland Crahay, 'L'Utopie pratiquee des anabaptistes', in D'Erasme a Campanella, ed. by
Jacques Marx, Problemes d'histoire du christianisme 15 (Brussels: Editions de l'Universite
de Bruxelles, 1985), pp. 119-31


Krishan Kumar, Religion and Utopia (Canterbury: Centre for the Study of Religion and Society, 1985)

Theodore Olsen, Millennialism, Utopianism, and Progress (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1982)

Brendan Bradshaw, 'More on Utopia', Historical Journal, 24 (1981), 1-27

J. C. Caravaglia, 'I Gesuiti del Paraguay: utopia e realta', Rivista storica italiana, 93 (1981), 269-314

Nabil Matar, 'Alone in our Eden: a Puritan Utopia in Restoration England', The Seventeenth Century, 2 (1981), 189-98

Luigi Firpo, L'utopia nell'eta' della controriforma (Turin: G. Giappichelli, 1977)

Susan Groag Bell, 'Johan Eberlin von Günzburg's Wolfaria: the first Protestant utopia',
Church History, 36 (1967), 3-20 or 122-39


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Science
R. W. Serjeantson, 'Natural knowledge in the New Atlantis', in Francis Bacon's 'New
Atlantis', ed. by Bronwen Price (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2003), pp.
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