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Claeys, Gregory

Works: 127 works in 389 publications in 1 language and 8,962 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Encyclopedias  Sources 
Roles: Editor, Signer, Other
Classifications: JC177, 320
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Most widely held works by Gregory Claeys
Thomas Paine social and political thought by Gregory Claeys ( )
15 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 1,778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"There can be no doubt that Gregory Claeys..has written by far the best study so far of the thought of Tom Paine...Claeys shows that he was a more significant political theorist than is usually admitted...This is a satisfying and authoritative book"--Journal of The Historical Association
The utopia reader ( )
9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Utopian literature has given voice to the hopes and fears of the human race from its earliest days to the present. The only single-volume anthology of its kind, The Utopia Reader encompasses the entire spectrum and history of utopian writing-from the Old Testament and Plato's Republic, to Sir Thomas More's Utopia and George Orwell's twentieth century dystopia, Nineteen Eighty-Four, through to the present day. The editors of this definitive collection demonstrate the various ways in which utopias have been used throughout history as veiled criticism of existing conditions and how peoples excluded from the dominant discourse-such as women and minorities-have used the form to imagine empowering alternatives to present circumstances. An engaging tour through the dissident, polemic, and satirical tradition of utopian writing, The Utopia Reader ultimately provides a telling portrait of civilization's persistent need to imagine and construct ideal societies
The Cambridge companion to utopian literature by Gregory Claeys ( Book )
25 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Since the publication of Thomas More's genre-defining work Utopia in 1516, the field of utopian literature has evolved into an ever-expanding domain. This Companion presents an extensive historical survey of the development of utopianism, from the publication of Utopia to today's dark and despairing tendency towards dystopian pessimism, epitomised by works such as George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four and Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. Chapters address the difficult definition of the concept of utopia, and consider its relation to science fiction and other literary genres. The volume takes an innovative approach to the major themes predominating within the utopian and dystopian literary tradition, including feminism, romance and ecology, and explores in detail the vexed question of the purportedly 'western' nature of the concept of utopia. The reader is provided with a balanced overview of the evolution and current state of a long-standing, rich tradition of historical, political and literary scholarship"--
Searching for Utopia : the history of an idea by Gregory Claeys ( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the quest for a utopian society throughout history, including examinations of the catalysts that have served as inspiration, and how the search for a utopia by developed countries has hurt third-world countries
Utopia : the search for the ideal society in the western world by Roland Schaer ( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Utopia is the result of a collaborative effort between two of the world's great libraries, the Bibliothè€que nationale de France and The New York Public Library. It represents the first time that two such institutions have merged their staffs in order to produce a unified exhibition. Materials and topics included in Utopia reflect the strengths ofboth libraries' collections, while representing the variety of utopian proposals and experiments in the Western world. To have included the history of Eastern utopian thought would have doubled the size of the exhibition, so that exploration has been left to others."
Encyclopedia of nineteenth-century thought by Gregory Claeys ( Book )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Covering the period from 1789 to 1914, this work primarily deals with key figures and ideas in social and political thinking, but entries also include science, religion, law, art, concepts of modernity, the body and health, thereby covering comprehensively the intellectual history of the period
Utopias of the British enlightenment ( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Machinery, money, and the millennium : from moral economy to socialism, 1815-1860 by Gregory Claeys ( Book )
5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cambridge history of nineteenth-century political thought by Gareth Stedman Jones ( Book )
14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This major work of academic reference provides the first comprehensive survey of political thought in Europe, North America and Asia in the century following the French Revolution. Written by a distinguished team of international scholars, this Cambridge History is the latest in a sequence of volumes firmly established as the principal reference source for the history of political thought. In a series of scholarly but accessible essays, every major theme in nineteenth-century political thought is covered, including political economy, religion, democratic radicalism, nationalism, socialism and feminism. The volume also includes studies of major figures, including Hegel, Mill, Bentham and Marx, and biographical notes on every significant thinker in the period. Of interest to students and scholars of politics and history at all levels, this volume explores seismic changes in the languages and expectations of politics accompanying political revolution, industrialisation and imperial expansion and less-noted continuities in political and social thinking"--
A modern utopia by H. G Wells ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"While walking in the Swiss Alps, two English travellers fall into a space-warp, and suddenly find themselves in another world. In many ways the same as our own - even down to the characters that inhabit it - this new planet is still somehow radically different, for the two walkers are now upon a Utopian Earth controlled by a single World Government. Here, as they soon learn, all share a common language, there is sexual, economic and racial equality, and society is ruled by socialist ideals enforced by an austere, voluntary elite: the 'Samurai'. But what will the Utopians make of these new visitors from a less perfect world?"--Back cover
The politics of English Jacobinism : writings of John Thelwall by John Thelwall ( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After Thomas Paine fled to France in 1792, John Thelwall was the most important leader of working-class radicalism in Britain. This work presents his major political writings which tell us much about the 1790s reform movement and the innovation and direction of Thelwall's thought
The political writings of the 1790s : the French Revolution debate in Britain ( Book )
22 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The French Revolution debate in Britain : the origins of modern politics by Gregory Claeys ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Restoration and Augustan British utopias ( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern British utopias, 1700-1850 ( Book )
10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A new view of society & other writings by Robert Owen ( Book )
8 editions published between 1927 and 1991 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Machinery, money and the millennium : from moral economy to socialism, 1815-60 by Gregory Claeys ( Book )
7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected works of Robert Owen by Robert Owen ( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rights of man by Thomas Paine ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thomas Paine was the first international revolutionary. His Common Sense was the most widely read pamphlet of the American Revolution, while his Rights of Man sent out a clarion call for revolution throughout the world. This collection brings together Paine's most powerful political writings in the first fully annotated edition of these works. An army of principles will penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot ... it will march on the horizon of the world and it will conquer.' Thomas Paine was the first international revolutionary. His Common Sense (1776) was the most widely read pamph
The Chartist movement in Britain, 1838-1850 ( Book )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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