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Historical Dictionary of Utopianism : Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements - James M. Morris

Historical Dictionary of Utopianism

Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements

Hardcover Published: 28th March 2004
ISBN: 9780810849129
Number Of Pages: 432

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This Dictionary provides a wide range of coverage on a topic that has played a significant role in human society, from the early theoreticians and thinkers who proposed republican, democratic, and authoritarian innovations; to those who sought equality of classes, races, and genders; to those who insisted on hierarchy under a supreme leader, or god; and to those who had more practical economic, social, and ethical plans. This historical dictionary covers the most vital information on the persons, plans, and attempts associated with utopianism that have been seen since ancient times. An introductory essay, chronology, 600 dictionary entries, an extensive bibliography, and an appendix listing the names and locations of utopian communities worldwide enable the reader to explore the Western mind's desire to improve the world and the lives of the people within it as utopianism has persisted over the centuries.

...a useful compilation that the audience for which it is designed will find helpful in many aspects of their studies....a good reference work and deserves recognition as such... * Utopian Studies *
A very brief history of utopianism occupies the book's dozen and a half pages of front matter. Even at its most brief, this brief for utopia is instructive and readers will do well not to omit it. Following this comes the book's major feature: an alphabetic list of people, movements, societies, associations, and more. Entries, more than 600 in all, cover everything from the earliest times, to the Shakers and the Oneidas of U.S. soil, to those of the most recent Far East conflicts. A list of utopias, their locations, and duration closes out the book. * American Reference Books Annual *
Recommended. All collections. * CHOICE *

Chapter 1 Editor's Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Chronology Chapter 4 Introduction Chapter 5 THE DICTIONARY Chapter 6 Bibliography Chapter 7 Appendix Chapter 8 About the Authors

ISBN: 9780810849129
ISBN-10: 0810849127
Series: Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 28th March 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.25 x 15.04  x 3.66
Weight (kg): 0.69