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P. J. Marshall

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263242

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263242.001.0001

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The Crescent and the City of the Sun: Islam and the Renaissance Utopia of Tommaso Campanella

The Crescent and the City of the Sun: Islam and the Renaissance Utopia of Tommaso Campanella

Elie Kedourie Memorial Lecture

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(p.41) The Crescent and the City of the Sun: Islam and the Renaissance Utopia of Tommaso Campanella
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Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 125, 2003 Lectures
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Noel Malcolm

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263242.003.0003

This lecture discusses a new interpretation of Tommaso Campanella's most famous work, the Città del sole, as well as the motivation for the anti-Spanish rebellion in 1599. Campanella, along with a number of writers during the Counter-Reformation, had a rather special interest in the Ottoman Empire. The Città del sole incorporates many features of the Ottoman society and Islamic practice into its idealised picture of a natural human existence.

Keywords:   Tommaso Campanella, Città del sole, anti-Spanish rebellion, Counter-Reformation, Ottoman Empire, Islamic practice, natural human existence, idealised picture

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