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Sorin Antohi. A collection of eight essays written between and and published initially with one exception in periodicals or anthologies, "Civitas imaginalis" represents Antohi's vision of the role of social imagination in Romanian intellectual history. Is utopia some kind of history, or is it other than history? If it is history, is utopia a desirable history? He finds the traditional utopia, or "civitas imaginalis," most often identified with celestial paradise, and believes this to mean that utopia is not history.
Rather it is what Henry Corbin called "mundus imaginalis," basing his definition on Iranian Islam as "a sensible world which is the double of our world but in a subtle way, which lies between the real and spiritual worlds and is separable from this world. It is a perfectly real realm, a third world, a realm whose ontology cannot be based on conceptual philosophies alone.
Plato, Zarathustra, and all hermetic tradition meet in the works of the Sufi mystic Sohrawardi. The "civitas imaginalis," the "imagined city," is transhistorical; it does not belong either to history or myth. Islamic consciousness can record such an existence as fact, but non-materialized chronologically and impossible to preserve in archives.
Utopian events happen in a fourth dimension and the imaginary places do not belong to the category of ubi, but rather to a simultaneous ubique, very close and very distant He concludes by observing that "civitas imaginalis" belongs to the intellect or sensitive perception; it belongs to imaginative perception.
Antohi's second essay, "The Origins of Romanian Utopianism: Conceptions and Events," first published in Culture and Society: Studies Regarding the Romanian Past in , points out that a historian of utopia needs to take position within historiographic discourse regarding the primacy of ideology over events.
Karl Mannheim believed that utopia and ideology are two different ways of understanding reality. Antohi argues for an interpretation of nineteenth-century Romanian utopism based on classical international models. Basically, utopians are divided between 1 egalitarians, who Authors: Elaine L.
Kleiner and Angela Vlaicu. Date: Winter From: Utopian Studies Vol. Publisher: Penn State University Press. Document Type: Book review. Length: 1, words. Access from your library This is a preview. Get the full text through your school or public library. Source Citation Kleiner, Elaine L. Accessed 5 June
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