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Title:Utopian Times: The Quest for the Perfect Society in Renaissance Italy and in the New World
Author(s):Perissinotto, Maria Cristina
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Musumeci, Antonino
Department / Program:Italian
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Literature, English
Abstract:Chapter 1 presents information about the historical context of the Italian utopias. Philosophical issues related to the conceptualization of utopia are discussed in Chapter 2. Chapter 3 addresses historical issues concerning the application of utopias in the New World, where More's and Campanella's utopian projects were realized. A semantic and textual analysis of utopian writings is presented in the last part of this study (Chapter 4). The Conclusion summarizes the study and discusses some utopian developments in the twentieth century. The Appendices present comparisons between Thomas More's Utopia and its Mexican application, and Campanella's Citta del sole and the Guarani republic, that enhance our understanding of relationship between literary and historical utopias.
Issue Date:2000
Description:220 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9990106
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2000

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