Thomas More / Edition 1

Thomas More / Edition 1

by Richard Marius
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674885252

ISBN-13: 9780674885257

Pub. Date: 03/15/1999

Publisher: Harvard University Press


Over the centuries, biographers of Thomas More have always praised him and made him an example for their own times. He was a man for all seasons. This Tudor prelate and Lord Chancellor of England shared human qualities identifiable in all ages—pride, love, ambition, generosity, hypocrisy, and greed. He was less than common because he was witty and a great…  See more details below

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Over the centuries, biographers of Thomas More have always praised him and made him an example for their own times. He was a man for all seasons. This Tudor prelate and Lord Chancellor of England shared human qualities identifiable in all ages—pride, love, ambition, generosity, hypocrisy, and greed. He was less than common because he was witty and a great storyteller—the best between Chaucer and Shakespeare. Truly, he was a Renaissance man with the contradictions such praise imposes on a towering figure. In Richard Marius's authoritative and engaging portrait, Sir Thomas More, the martyr and brilliant public figure, is a lesson for our season.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674885257
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/15/1999
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
588
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.31(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1The Beginnings3
2From Early Life to the Inns of Court14
3Priesthood or Marriage?34
4Public Career to 151544
5Thomas More and the Renaissance64
6More and Erasmus79
7The History of King Richard III98
8The Richard Hunne affair123
9Church and State in More's Career142
10The Building of Utopia152
11Utopia's Religion and Thomas More's Faith171
12Utopia: Concluding Postscript184
13Thomas More, Royal Councillor189
14Household, Family, and Private Life217
15More, Erasmus, and the Green Years: 1516-21235
16The Greek New Testament251
17Luther and the Protestant Reformation264
18Thomas More, Theological Councillor276
19The Four Last Things: Death and Dying292
20The Reformation Continues302
21William Tyndale: The Coming of the Reformation to England312
22Public Defender of the Faith325
23Elevation to Lord Chancellor351
24Lord Chancellor and King371
25Thomas More and the Heretics386
26Defeat and Departure407
27Last Months of Freedom418
28More in Prison461
29The Last Days490
Epilogue515
Bibliography521
Notes525
Index545

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