Thomas More Source Book / Edition 1

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This source book brings together classic text by and about Thomas More - poet, scholar, statesman, family man, educational reformer, philosopher, historian, and saint. In addition to serving as an introduction to More's life and writings for the general reader, this collection is a helpful companion to the study of More's literary and philosophical masterwork, Utopia, and to the study of sixteenth-century history, literature, philosophy, or politics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813213767
  • Publisher: Hopkins Fulfillment Services
  • Publication date: 8/4/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Erasmus on Thomas More, 1519 3
Roper's life of Sir Thomas More, knight, c. 1556 16
Munday & Shakespeare's Sir Thomas More, c. 1592 66
Contrasting poems : "On his first love"; "Twelve properties of a lover"; More's psalm on detachment 161
Contrasting letters : to John Colet; to his children; to his wife; to Antonio Bonvisi 175
Plutarch's "How to tell a flatterer from a friend"; More's "On a false friend" 185
Letter to William Gonell, the teacher of More's children 197
Letters to his children 201
Letter to Oxford university 204
Conscience and integrity 212
On pride 215
Erasmus on More's approach to education 221
On dealing with lions 231
Poems on the human condition and the art of governing 233
Other poems on politics 235
"Petition for freedom of speech" (1523) 240
More defends the liberty of the house : Roper's account 243
On private property, riches, and poverty 246
On law and liberty 253
More's conception of God 261
Private judgment and God's word 270
The two swords; heresy and just war 281
Defense of the clergy 291
On the condition of church and state in England 299
Letter to Erasmus after resigning as lord chancellor, June 1533 305
More's account of his first interrogation, 17 April 1534 311
A dialogue on conscience, August 1534 316
"Tale of Mother Maud" : on conscience again, 1534-1535 336
More's interrogation of 2 May 1535 343
More's final interrogation, 3 June 1535 347
Trial and execution : Paris & Newsletter's account 352
Last words before execution, 6 July 1535 357
App Chronologies of Thomas More's life and writings 361
App Maps : the life and travels of Thomas More 366
App Roper's life : a study outline 372
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