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This volume includes the full text of More's 1516 classic, Utopia, together with a wide range of background contextual materials. For this edition the G.C. Richards translation has been substantially revised and modernized by William P. Weaver of Baylor University.
Appendices include illustrations from the 1518 edition; relevant passages from the Bible and from Plato; and excerpts from More's 1534 Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation that have been cited for their alleged relevance to the debate over whether or not More himself espoused the "communist" principles of the Utopia he imagined.
"The Broadview edition of Utopia ... will prove invaluable in the classroom—and should appeal to anyone coming to Utopia for the first time. The language of this translation is highly accessible; it showcases both the brilliance and the meticulousness of More's social dreaming. The introduction to the volume is extremely helpful, particularly in its coverage of the wide-reaching effects of Renaissance Humanism. The appendices are invaluable ... in providing added historical context. And the edition is eminently affordable." - Graham J. Murphy, Trent University
Contributing Editor William P. Weaver is Assistant Professor of Literature in the Honors College at Baylor University.
Table of Contents: [Back to Top]
Thomas More, 1478-1535
A Note on the Text
Appendix A: Illustration of Utopia
Appendix B: Utopian Language
Appendix C: Poems in the Utopian Tongue
Appendix D: From Thomas More’s Correspondence
- From Letter to Erasmus (3 September 1516)
- From Letter to Erasmus (c.20 September 1516)
- Letter to Erasmus (31 October 1516)
- From Letter to Cuthbert Tunstall (c. November 1516)
- From Letter to William Warham (January 1517)
Appendix E: From Thomas More, A Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation
Appendix F: From Erasmus, Letter to Ulrich von Hutten
Appendix G: From Plato, Republic
- From Book 3
- From Book 4
Appendix H: From Lucian, Saturnalian Letters
Appendix I: From Acts of the Apostles, 4.32-5.11
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2010 • 148pp • Paperback • 9781551119663 / 1551119668