Utopias and Utopians: An Historical Dictionary of Attempts to Make the World a Better Place and Those Who Were Involved, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Utopias and Utopians

An Historical Dictionary of Attempts to Make the World a Better Place and Those Who Were Involved, 1st Edition

Edited by Richard C.S. Trahair

Routledge

496 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Hardback: 9781579581640
pub: 1998-12-01
SAVE ~$42.00
$210.00
$168.00
x
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315062709
pub: 2013-10-31
from $28.98


FREE Standard Shipping!

Description

Utopian ventures are worth close attention, to help us understand why some succeed and others fail, for they offer hope for an improved life on earth. Utopias and Utopians is a comprehensive guide to utopian communities and their founders. Some works look at literary utopias or political utopias, etc., and others examine the utopias of only one country: this work examines utopias from antiquity to the present and surveys utopian efforts around the world. Of more than 600 alphabetically arranged entries roughly half are descriptions of utopian ventures; the other half are biographies of those who were involved. Entries are followed by a list of sources and a general bibliography concludes the volume.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
REF000000
REFERENCE / General