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Machiavelli, More & Luther
     

Machiavelli, More & Luther

by Charles W. Eliot (Editor), Thomas More
 
Author name not noted above: Martin Luther and William Roper.

Translator names not noted above: N.H. Thompson, Ralph Robinson, R.S. Grignon, and C.A. Buchheim.

Originally published between 1909 and 1917 under the name "Harvard Classics," this stupendous 51-volume set-a collection of the greatest writings from literature, philosophy, history, and

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Author name not noted above: Martin Luther and William Roper.

Translator names not noted above: N.H. Thompson, Ralph Robinson, R.S. Grignon, and C.A. Buchheim.

Originally published between 1909 and 1917 under the name "Harvard Classics," this stupendous 51-volume set-a collection of the greatest writings from literature, philosophy, history, and mythology-was assembled by American academic CHARLES WILLIAM ELIOT (1834-1926), Harvard University's longest-serving president. Also known as "Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf," it represented Eliot's belief that a basic liberal education could be gleaned by reading from an anthology of works that could fit on five feet of bookshelf.

Volume XXXVI features essential works from 16th-century Europe:

• The Prince, the infamous 1513 collection of thoughts on politics and ethics by Italian diplomat and philosopher NICCOLÒ MACHIAVELLI (1469-1527)

• Utopia, by English scholar SIR THOMAS MORE (1478-1535), a 1516 dissertation on the pressing social issues of his day

• The Life of Sir Thomas More, dating from the 1550s, by his son-in-law, English writer WILLIAM ROPER (c. 1498-1578)

• The Ninety-Five Theses, the 1517 criticism of the Church that started the Protestant Revolution by German theologian MARTIN LUTHER (1483-1546), plus his "Address to the Christian Nobility" and "Concerning Christian Liberty"

English statesman and writer SIR THOMAS MORE (1478-1535) is best remembered as both a humanist scholar and a religious martyr: he was beheaded by King Henry VIII for refusing to acknowledge the monarch as the head of the Church of England.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616401177
Publisher:
Cosimo
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Series:
The Five Foot Shelf of Classics Series
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

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