More: Utopia

More: Utopia

by Thomas More
     
 

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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… 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.

Editorial Reviews

Daniel Kinney
What Clarence Miller attempts :and accomplishes :here is a nuanced and textured rendition in English that says neither less nor more than the Latin itself.
Louis Martz
Clarence Miller has made a lively and accurate translation which preserves the subtlety and wit of More’s own Latin. Fluent and highly readable, this new version should be welcomed by all admirers of the Utopia.
Booknews
Based on the first English translation of the influential 1516 book produced forty years after original Latin publication. Robynson's version is here corrected and revised, with modern spelling and extensive annotation. The introduction describes More's thought and places him and his work within the political, economic, and religious contexts of 16th-century England. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
From the Publisher
"This revision of the 1989 edition will continue to provide graduate students and advanced undergraduates with a very good text for many years to come."
Sixteenth Century Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521345736
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/21/1989
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)

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Louis Martz
Fluent and highly readable, this new version should be welcomed by all admirers of the Utopia.
— From Yale University

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