More: Utopiaby Thomas More, George M. Logan (Editor), Robert M. Adams (Editor)
First published in 1516, Saint Thomas More's Utopia is one of the most important works of European humanism. Through the voice of the mysterious traveler Raphael Hythloday, More describes a pagan, communist city-state governed by reason. Addressing such issues as religious pluralism, women's rights, state-sponsored education, colonialism, and justified warfare, Utopia seems remarkably contemporary nearly five centuries after it was written, and it remains a foundational text in philosophy and political theory.
Preeminent More scholar Clarence H. Miller does justice to the full range of More's rhetoric in this new translation. Professor Miller includes a helpful introduction that outlines some of the important problems and issues that Utopia raises, and also provides informative commentary to assist the reader throughout this challenging and rewarding exploration of the meaning of political community.
Sixteenth Century Journal
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought Series
- Product dimensions:
- 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)
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George M. Logan is James Cappon Professor of English Language and Literature (Emeritus) at Queen's University, Canada, and a Senior Fellow of Massey College in the University of Toronto. He is a leading More scholar and an editor of The Norton Anthology of English Literature.
Robert M. Adams (1915-1996), who taught principally at Cornell University and the University of California, Los Angeles, was a prolific writer on literary figures from Milton to Joyce, a founding editor of The Norton Anthology of English Literature, and a distinguished translator of works in Latin, Italian and French.
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I thought this was going to be an interesting book, but it is rather an extremely dull and drawn out description of an idea that could be summarized in less than a page.
This book was amazing and intelligant! I was shocked and delighted with Thomas More's way of sweeping you into his novel. The book itself was extrordinary and very well written. I would have to say one of the brightest books I have ever read about political philosophy and the idea of commenwealth! A great book!!!