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Wootton's new translation brings out the liveliness of More's work and offers an accurate and reliable version of a masterpiece of social theory. His edition is further distinguished by the inclusion of a translation of Erasmus's 'The Sileni Of Alcibades', a work very close in sentiment to Utopia, and one immensely influential in the sixteenth century. This attractive combination suits the edition especially well for use in Renaissance and reformation courses. Wootton's introduction simultaneously provides a remarkably useful guide to anyone's first reading of More's mysterious work and advance an original argument on the origins and purpose of Utopia which no one interested in sixteenth-century social theory will want to miss.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: More's Utopia in Historical Perspective||p. 1|
|Literary Conventions||p. 3|
|Philosophical Convictions||p. 8|
|Personal Involvements||p. 26|
|Historical Circumstances||p. 31|
|The Translator to the Gentle Reader||p. 82|
|The Epistle, Thomas More to Peter Giles Sendeth Greeting||p. 83|
|The First Book||p. 88|
|The Second Book||p. 127|
|Letter from Peter Giles to Hierome Buslide||p. 202|
|A Meter of Four Verses||p. 205|
|A Short Meter of Utopia||p. 206|
|Gerard Noviomage of Utopia||p. 206|
|Cornelius Graphey to the Reader||p. 207|
|The Printer to the Reader||p. 207|
|Ralph Robynson's Dedicatory Letter to William Cecil||p. 209|
|Selected Bibliography||p. 213|
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