The Coming Polity: A Study in Reconstruction

TitleThe Coming Polity: A Study in Reconstruction
Year for Search1917
AuthorsBranford, Victor [Verasis](1863-1930), and Geddes, Patrick(1854-1932)
Date Published1917
PublisherWilliams and Norgate
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author, Scottish author
Annotation

First volume of a series concerned with post-war reconstruction. Most of the book is concerned with history, showing how the world has reached its current situation. The last chapter, “Summary and Conclusion–Regional Eutopias”, makes a distinction between Utopia and Dystopia and briefly develops a eutopia based on regionalism. That chapter and other material is dropped in the 2nd ed. This material is replaced with a section called “Practice,” which has three chapters, “The Renewing of Christendom,” “The Post-Germanic University,” and “From the Old State to the New,” with the last chapter proposing ideas similar to the “Summary” in the 1st ed.  See also 1921 Branford.

Additional Publishers

New & enl. ed. London: Williams & Norgate, 1919.

Info Notes

None of the other volumes in the series are utopian.

Title Note

The name of the series, The Making of the Future, is at the head of the title.

Holding Institutions

CtY, LLL

Author Note

Branford (1863-1930) was English; Geddes (1854-1932) was Scottish.

Full Text

1917 Branford, Victor [Verasis] (1863-1930) and Patrick Geddes (1854-1932). The Coming Polity: A Study in Reconstruction [The name of the series, The Making of the Future, is at the head of the title]. London: Williams and Norgate. New & enl. ed. London: Williams & Norgate, 1919. CtY, LLL

First volume of a series concerned with post-war reconstruction. Most of the book is concerned with history, showing how the world has reached its current situation. The last chapter, “Summary and Conclusion–Regional Eutopias”, makes a distinction between Utopia and Dystopia and briefly develops a eutopia based on regionalism. That chapter and other material is dropped in the 2nd ed. This material is replaced with a section called “Practice,” which has three chapters, “The Renewing of Christendom,” “The Post-Germanic University,” and “From the Old State to the New,” with the last chapter proposing ideas similar to the “Summary” in the 1st ed.  See also 1921 Branford.