More: Utopia / Edition 2

More: Utopia / Edition 2

by Thomas More
     
 

Wootton's new translation brings out the liveliness of More's work and offers an accurate and reliable version of a masterpiece of social theory. His edition is further distinguished by the inclusion of a translation of Erasmus's "The Sileni of Alcibiades," a work very close in sentiment to Utopia, and one immensely influential in the sixteenth century. This… See more details below

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Wootton's new translation brings out the liveliness of More's work and offers an accurate and reliable version of a masterpiece of social theory. His edition is further distinguished by the inclusion of a translation of Erasmus's "The Sileni of Alcibiades," a work very close in sentiment to Utopia, and one immensely influential in the sixteenth century. This attractive combination suits the edition especially well for use in Renaissance and Reformation courses as well as for Western Civilization survey courses. Wootton's Introduction simultaneously provides a remarkably useful guide to anyone's first reading of More's mysterious work and advances an original argument on the origins and purposes of Utopia which no one interested in sixteenth-century social theory will want to miss.

David Wootton is Professor of History, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521525404
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought Series
Edition description:
First Edition, Revised
Pages:
134
Sales rank:
525,736
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Pt. 1Introduction: More's Utopia in Historical Perspective1
Texts3
Contexts26
Developments51
Pt. 2Utopia81
Letter from Peter Giles to Hierome Buslide202
A Meter of Four Verses205
A Short Meter of Utopia206
Gerard Noviomage of Utopia206
Cornelius Graphey to the Reader207
The Printer to the Reader207
Ralph Robynson's Dedicatory Letter to William Cecil209
Selected Bibliography213
Index225

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