Utopian Literature.docx - This is a list of utopian literature A utopia is a community or society possessing highly desirable or perfect qualities It is

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This is a list of utopian literature . A utopia is a community or society possessing highly desirable or perfect qualities. It is a common literary theme, especially in speculative fiction and science fiction . Contents 1 Pre-16th century 2 16th-17th centuries 3 18th century 4 19th century 5 20th-21st centuries 6 See also 7 References Pre-16th century [ edit ] The word "utopia" was coined in Greek language by Sir Thomas More for his 1516 book Utopia , but the genre has roots dating back to antiquity . The Republic (ca. 370-360 BC) by Plato – One of the earliest conceptions of a utopia. [1] [2] Laws (360 BC) by Plato [3] The Republic (ca. 300 BC) by Zeno of Citium , an ideal society based on the principles of Stoicism . Sacred History (ca. 300 BC) by Euhemerus – Describes the rational island paradise of Panchaea [4] Islands of the Sun (ca. 165–50 BC) by Iambulus – Utopian novel describing the features and inhabitants of the title Islands [5] Life of Lycurgus (ca. 100 BC) by Plutarch [2] The Peach Blossom Spring ( Tao Hua Yuan ) (421 CE) by Tao Yuanming [6] The Virtuous City ( Al-Madina al-Fadila ) by Al-Farabi (874-950) – A story of Medina as an ideal society ruled by the prophet Muhammad [7] The Book of the City of Ladies (1404) by Christine de Pizan – the earliest European work on women's history by a woman, [8] and about a utopian city constructed exclusively by women's histories. 16th-17th centuries [ edit ] Utopia (1516) by Thomas More . [2] [9] Wolfaria (1521) by Johann Eberlin von Günzburg – a Lutheran utopia which levied harsh punishments on sinners [10] La Città felice (1553) by Francesco Patrizi [11] A Work touching the Good Ordering of a Common Weal (1559) by Joannes Ferrarius Montanus [10] Siuqila: Too Good to be True (1580) by Thomas Lupton [12] La Citta del Sole (later published as Civitas solis ) (1602) by Tommaso Campanella [12] Il Belluzzi, o vero della citta felice (1615) by Lodovico Zuccolo [12] Histoire du grand et admirable royaume d'Antangil (1616) attributed to Jean de Moncy detailed description of the ordering of the island of Antangil, with a classical republic and multiple checks on power [10] [13]
Christianopolis ( Reipublicae Christianopolitanae descriptio ) (1619) by Johann Valentin Andreae [2] [12] The City of the Sun (1623) by Tommaso Campanella – Depicts a theocratic and egalitarian society. [2] La Repubblica d'Evandria (1625) by Lodovico Zuccolo [12] New Atlantis (1627) by Sir Francis Bacon [12] [14] The Man in the Moone (1638) by Francis Godwin [2] [12] A Description of the Famous Kingdom of Macaria (1641) by Samuel Hartlib [2] Marcaria (1641) by Gabriel Plattes [12] Nova Solyma (1648) by Samuel Gott [2] The Law of Freedom in a Platform (1652) by Gerrard Winstanley – a radical communist vision of an ideal state [2] [12] Gargantua and Pantagruel (ca. 1653-1694) by François Rabelais [2] [12] The Commonwealth of Oceana (1656) by James Harrington – a constitutionalist utopian republic in which a balanced allocation of land ensured a balanced government [2] [12] Comical History of the States and Empires of the Moon ( Histoire Comique Contenant les Etats et Empires de la Lune ) (1657) by Cyrano de Bergerac [2] The Blazing World (1666) by Margaret Cavendish

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