Utopia: By Sir Thomas More / Edition 1

Utopia: By Sir Thomas More / Edition 1

by Thomas More, David Harris Sacks
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0312101457

ISBN-13: 9780312101459

Pub. Date: 03/28/1999

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

The first volume to offer students the original English translation of Utopia with an explanation of its historical and intellectual context, this volume will help students better understand the reception of one of the most influential books in the Western tradition. The volume provides the 1551 Robynson translation, allowing students to experience the text

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The first volume to offer students the original English translation of Utopia with an explanation of its historical and intellectual context, this volume will help students better understand the reception of one of the most influential books in the Western tradition. The volume provides the 1551 Robynson translation, allowing students to experience the text as it was first encountered by sixteenth-century English readers — with the benefit of modernized spelling and extensive annotations, making the text readable for today's students. A detailed introduction discusses the literary and philosophical underpinnings of More's thought while situating the author and his work within the political, economic, and religious contexts of sixteenth-century England. Also included are visual materials from sixteenth-century editions, including woodcuts and the Utopian alphabet.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312101459
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Series:
Bedford Cultural Editions Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
4.60(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.38(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface

PART I. INTRODUCTION: MORE'S UTOPIA IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
Texts
Literary Conventions
Philosophical Convictions

Contexts
Personal Involvements
Historical Circumstances

Developments
Transition
Translations

PART II. UTOPIA TRANSLATED BY RALPH ROBYNSON, 1556
The Translator to the Gentle Reader
The Epistle, Thomas More to Peter Giles Sendeth Greeting
The First Book
The Second Book
Letter from Peter Giles to Hierome Buslide
A Meter of Four Verses
A Short Meter of Utopia
Gerard Noviomage of Utopia
Cornelius Graphey to the Reader
The Printer to the Reader

APPENDICES
Ralph Robynson's Dedicatory Letter to William Cecil
Selected Bibliography

Index

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