António Feliciano de Castilho: Towards an Agricultural Utopia

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António Feliciano de Castilho (1800-1875) belongs to the generation of the early Portuguese Romanticism where Herculano and Garrett stand out as major figures. The work Felicidade pela Agricultura (1849) proposes a utopia of happiness and well-being in rural areas. As of Thomas More’s Utopia or Campanella’s The City of the Sun, Castilho has built an earthly paradise based on farming. Essentially, the book puts advocates the establishment of agricultural societies. Around this idea of Utopia, I would like to draw attention to several ways to think about reality in the 19th century.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUtopia(s)
Subtitle of host publicationWorlds and Frontiers of the Imaginary
EditorsMaria do Rosário Monteiro, Mário S. Ming Kong, Maria João Pereira Neto
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-19748-0
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventUtopia(s) - Worlds and Frontiers of the Imaginary - Museu do Oriente, Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 20 Oct 201622 Oct 2016


ConferenceUtopia(s) - Worlds and Frontiers of the Imaginary
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  • Utopia
  • Agriculture
  • Rural societies
  • Romanticism


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