8. Utopia against history


CONTENTS

Preface
Introduction

The background to utopia. History and utopia in the West

The American origins. The Discovery and Columbus"s letter. The creation of the New World discourse
 
The shaping of utopia. Thomas More and the Renaissance utopias

Europe"s encounter with the novelty of America, and the birth of the Noble Savage myth  

America as utopia. The Golden Age and the search for El Dorado

Political philosophy as the basis of utopian thinking in the eighteenth century

Hispanic Independence and utopian thinking. The ideal republic

From hope to the construction of systems in nineteenth-century Europe

Iberian America and nineteenth-century utopias

The rejection of utopias and the origins of twentieth-century utopia

From The Cosmic Race to the revolutionary myth

The utopia we need and new utopias at the beginning of the twenty-first century

Conclusion   

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