Wootton's 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 Alcibiades,' 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 as well as as for Western Civilization survey courses. Wootton's Introduction simultaneously provides a remarkably useful guide to anyone's first reading of More's mysterious work and advances an original argument on the origins and purposes of Utopia which no one interested in sixteenth-century social theory will want to miss.
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Descrizione libro Hackett Publishing Co., 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX087220376X
Descrizione libro Hackett Publishing Company, Inc., 1999. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: In addition to its elegant and precise translation of Utopia , this edition offers the prefatory material and postscripts from the 1518 edition, and More's letter to Giles form the 1517 edition. Mr. Wootton has also added Erasmus's 'The Sileni of Alcibiades,' which is crucial for the interpretation he gives in his Introduction of the many ambiguities and contradictions in More's text as well as his life. The Introduction is a most valuable guide for understanding this man who was a proponent of toleration and a persecutor of heretics, a courtier full of worldly ambition ending as a fearless martyr. The contradictions of the man translated into a complicated and contradictory historiography to which Mr. Wootton's Introduction is a most intelligent guide. A welcome addition to the More literature. --J. W. Smit, Professor of History, Columbia University. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_087220376X
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Descrizione libro Hackett Publishing Company, Inc., 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 087220376X
Descrizione libro Hackett Pub Co Inc, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 208 pages. 8.75x5.50x0.50 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 087220376X
Descrizione libro Hackett Publishing Company, In, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P11087220376X