With an Introduction by Mishtooni Bose.
More's Utopia is a complex, innovative and penetrating contribution to political thought, culminating in the famous 'description' of the Utopians, who live according to the principles of natural law, but are receptive toChristian teachings, who hold all possessions in common, and view gold as worthless. Drawing on the ideas of Plato, St Augustine and Aristotle, Utopia was to prove seminal in its turn, giving rise to the genres of utopian and dystopian prose fiction whose practitioners include Sir Francis Bacon, H.G. Wells, Aldous Huxley and George Orwell. At once a critique of the social consequences of greed and a meditation on the personal cost of entering public service, Utopia dramatises the difficulty of balancing the competing claims of idealism and pragmatism, and continues to invite its readers to become participants in a compelling debate concerning the best state of a commonwealth.
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Miller, Clarence H.,
Harp, Jerry,writer of afterword.
Miller, Clarence H.,translator,writer of introduction.
Oliver La Farge Branch
Online Hoopla Collection
|display_description||"Saint Thomas More's Utopia is one of the most important works of European humanism and serves as a key text in survey courses on Western intellectual history, the Renaissance, political theory, and many other subjects. Preeminent More scholar Clarence H. Miller does justice to the full range of More's rhetoric in this masterful translation. In a new afterword to this edition, Jerry Harp contextualizes More's life and Utopia within the wider frames of European humanism and the Renaissance."--Page 4 of cover.|
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Oliver La Farge Branch
Utopias -- Bibliography
Utopias -- Early works to 1800
Utopia / Thomas More ; translated and introduced by Clarence H. Miller ; with a new afterword by Jerry Harp
Utopia / Thomas More ; translated by Dominic Baker-Smith
Utopia [electronic resource] / Sir Thomas More
Utopia [electronic resource] / Thomas More
Utopia [electronic resource] More, Thomas, Saint, 1478-1535.