Utopia

Paperback | July 7, 1997

bySir Thomas More

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Sixteenth-century classic by brilliant humanist, churchman and scholar envisioned a patriarchal island kingdom that practiced religious tolerance, in which everybody worked, all goods were community-owned, and violence, bloodshed, and vice were nonexistent. Forerunner of many later attempts at establishing "Utopias" both in theory and in practice.

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First published in 1516, during a period of astonishing political and technological change, Sir Thomas More's utopia depicts an imaginary society free of private property, sexual discrimination and religious intolerance.

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Sixteenth-century classic by brilliant humanist, churchman and scholar envisioned a patriarchal island kingdom that practiced religious tolerance, in which everybody worked, all goods were community-owned, and violence, bloodshed, and vice were nonexistent. Forerunner of many later attempts at establishing "Utopias" both in theory and in practice.

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First published in 1516, during a period of astonishing political and technological change, Sir Thomas More's utopia depicts an imaginary society free of private property, sexual discrimination and religious intolerance.

Born in London, the son of a judge, More became an important statesman and scholar. He was also one of the most eminent humanists of the Renaissance. Educated at Oxford, More became an under-sheriff of London and, later, a member of Parliament. Under King Henry VIII he served as Treasurer of the Exchequer, speaker of the House of Commons, and, finally, Lord Chancellor. More is probably best known for his Utopia, whic...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 inPublished:July 7, 1997Publisher:Dover Publications

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0486295834

ISBN - 13:9780486295831

Appropriate for ages: 14

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