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The City Of The Sun

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The City of the Sun is a philosophical utopian work written by the Italian Tommasa Camanella. This work contains a dialogue between a Knights Hospitaller grandmaster and a sea captain. The book describes a society where women, children, and goods are held in a common collective. Camanella foresees a world of peace where one monarchy rules.
Paperback, 48 pages
Published February 18th 2008 by Book Jungle
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Kiran Kumili
Oct 01, 2014 rated it liked it
This short book is written in the form of a poetical discussion between the Grand Master of Knights Hospitallers and a Sea Captain of Genova of Italy, the birthplace of Christopher Columbus.
It can be taken as a discovery of a Sea Captain (probably Christopher Columbus) of a totally different civilization somewhere in his voyage, which is practicing most of the modern life practices right from birth to death. The minutest detailing of each and every aspect of life regarding the birth, education,
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Maan Kawas
Dec 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful book by Tomasso Campanella that provides information about an imaginary Utopian city, called the City of the Sun, with a socialistic system scientifically based. In his project Campanella provides a complete and thorough depiction and information about his city, its organization, the carefully divided labor, the collective labor of the city inhabitants toward the common good, individuals’ endeavors to achieve perfection of body and soul. Also, the book covers things like the eating a ...more
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May 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: utopias
Brilliant thinking on the development of society and the government at that time!
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