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Sir Thomas More"s Utopia

Thomas More

Sir Thomas More"s Utopia

by Thomas More

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Published by Clarendon Press in Oxford .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Utopias.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited with introduction and notes by J. Churton Collins.
    ContributionsCollins, John Churton, 1848-1908.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationlii, 283 p. ;
    Number of Pages283
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16065420M

    Thomas More the character sets the stage for Utopia by recounting how he was sent by King Henry VIII of England as an ambassador to the Netherlands, along with several other excellent men. Their mission is to negotiate with a Flemish commission organized by Charles, the King of Castile, concerning the English wool trade. More's best known and most controversial work, Utopia is a frame narrative written in Latin. More completed and theologian Erasmus published the book in Leuven in , but it was only translated into English and published in his native land in (16 years after his execution), and the translation became the most commonly en: Margaret, Elizabeth, Cicely, and John.

      Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Project Gutenberg; 62, free ebooks 4 by Saint Thomas More; Utopia by Saint Thomas More. Download; Bibrec; Bibliographic Record. Author: More, Thomas, Saint, Editor.   Sir Thomas More's Utopia is a satirical novel that brought us today's common word for a perfect society. More coined the word "utopia" from the Greek for "good place.".

    According to Sir Thomas More's book Utopia, what is the purpose of reason? To create in men and women a love and reverence for God What was the name of the book written by the priest Erasmus, in which he emphasized the importance of living a simple Christian life and criticized the corrupt practices of the Catholic Church? Thomas More and Peter Giles are real persons. In Utopia, they are fictionalized. Their mutual acquaintance, Raphael Hythloday, is entirely invented and fictional. In Book One, Utopia recounts the initial meeting of Hythloday, More and Giles. Book One introduces Hythloday and vaguely mentions the New World island of Utopia.


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Thomas More's "Utopia" is one of the most influential books in western literature. Within "Utopia" is described an idealized island community upon which perfect social harmony has been achieved.5/5(2).

Sir Thomas or Saint Thomas More, depending on your affiliation, Utopia, (greatly influenced by Plato's The Republic) is a satire about tumultuous English politics published in Raphael Hythloday a Portuguese traveler when Portugal ruled the seas with a very unlikely name for a native of that country/5.

Utopia Sir Thomas More BOOK II. THE island of Utopia is in the middle miles broad, and holds almost at the same breadth over a great part of it; but it grows narrower toward both ends.

Its figure is not unlike a crescent: between its horns, the sea comes in eleven miles broad, and spreads itself into a great bay, which is environed with land to the compass of about miles, and is well secured from winds.

Thomas More is known for his book Utopia and for his untimely death inafter refusing to acknowledge King Henry VIII as head of the Church of England.

Utopia – Book II 1 Sir Thomas More BOOK II HE island of Utopia is in the middle miles broad, and holds almost at the same breadth over a great part of it; but it grows narrower toward both ends. Its figure is not unlike a crescent: between its horns, the sea comes in eleven miles broad, and spreads itself into a File Size: KB.

Sir Thomas More ( - ) was the first person to write of a 'utopia', a word used to describe a perfect imaginary world.

More's book imagines a complex, self-contained community set on an island, in which people share a common culture and way of life. He coined the word 'utopia' from the Greek ou-topos meaning 'no place' or 'nowhere'. Note: The characters of More, Giles, and Morton all correspond in biographical background to actual historical people, Sir Thomas More (author of Utopia), the Humanist thinker Peter Giles, and former Chancellor of England Cardinal John Morton.

The fictional characters of the book, however, should not be considered to be direct translations of these historic personalities to the page. More’s Utopia describes a pagan and communist city-state in which the institutions and policies are entirely governed by reason.

The order and dignity of such a state provided a notable contrast with the unreasonable polity of Christian Europe, divided by self-interest and greed for power and riches, which More described in Book I, written in England in   As a writer Sir Saint Thomas More is famous for his book Utopia that paved way for the Utopian literature.

It was published in It was published in In the novel a traveler Raphael describes an imaginary country on an island, Utopia, to More and Pieter : Tracy Parker. Thomas More wrote Utopia originally in Latin back inand in it he reveals some both very interesting and puzzling ideas on what the ideal society would look like.

I can't say I agree with everything he said, but every aspect of the Utopian society is well elaborated and shows exactly how things would work for the inhabitants of Utopia/5(). utopia by thomas more. table of contents. introduction. discourses of raphael hythloday, of the best state of a commonwealth.

of their towns, particularly of amaurot. of their magistrates. of their trades, and manner of life. of their traffic. of the travelling of the utopians. of their slaves, and of their marriages.

of their military discipline. Published in Latin inUtopia is Sir Thomas More's best known and most debated work.

It begins as an apparently real account of one of More's diplomatic missions on behalf of his king. It begins as an apparently real account of one of More's diplomatic missions on behalf of his king.5/5(2). This book gave the word 'utopia' the meaning of a perfect society, while the Greek word actually means 'no place'.

Enjoy listening to this story about a country that really is too good to be true. Utopia by Thomas More Part 1 out of 2. homepage; Index of Utopia; Next part (2) This etext was prepared by David Price, email [email protected] from the Cassell & Co.

edition. UTOPIA by Thomas More INTRODUCTION Sir Thomas More, son of Sir John More, a justice of the King's Bench, was born inin Milk Street, in the. Read a brief overview of the work, or chapter by chapter summaries.

See a complete list of the characters in Utopia. Continue your study of Utopia with these useful links. Get ready to write your essay on Utopia. More’s ‘Utopia’ was written in Latin, and is in two parts, of which the second, describing the place ([Greek text]—or Nusquama, as he called it sometimes in his let-File Size: 1MB.

Utopia, by Sir Thomas More, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics.

New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars/5(68). Sir Thomas More, venerated in the Catholic Church as Saint Thomas More, was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman, and noted Renaissance humanist.

He was also a Chancellor to Henry VIII, and Lord High Chancellor of England from to /5(38). Thomas More, as you might be aware, was later made a saint by the Catholic Church after being executed by Henry VIII.

So, you can imagine, he was a pretty religious guy. And remember, when he was writing Utopia, Christianity was the accepted and standard religious code, so he would have expect his readers to all believe in the Christian God, too. Thomas More wrote Utopia early in his career and this underscores the importance of More's argument with the fictional Raphael.

After a life of public service, More was convicted of treason (on perjured evidence) and beheaded by the very king whom he defended fourteen years earlier in a work called Responsio ad Lutherum (). Utopia was not always an island, Hythloday says, nor was it always called Utopia. Its first name was Abraxa, perhaps meaning “Holy Name,” “without breeches,” or “waterless.” Utopus, the conqueror of the place and the founder of Utopia itself, civilized the natives of Abraxa and had them, along with his own soldiers, cut up and dig away the fifteen miles of ground that connected.In Utopia there are strict marriage rules and the men and women are not allowed to marry until certain mature ages: men 18; women Most importantly, however, Hythlodaeus points out that divorce is not allowed unless in cases of adultery or extreme abuse.

When King Henry VIII was ruling England, Sir Thomas More was the King's Lord Chancellor.Arguably one of the first books to invent an imaginary world, Thomas More's Utopia describes the travels of one man, Raphael Hythloday, to an undiscovered island that .