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Thomas More (1478–1535)

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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 näytä lisää Exchequer, speaker of the House of Commons, and, finally, Lord Chancellor. More is probably best known for his Utopia, which was written in Latin (then the language of literary and intellectual Europe). It was translated into English in 1551. As the first part of this small masterpiece indicates, when More was weighing the offer to be an adviser to Henry VIII he was well aware of the compromises, bitterness, and frustration that such an office involved. In the second part, More develops his famous utopia---a Greek word punning on the meanings "a good place" and "no place"---a religious, communistic society where the common ownership of goods, obligatory work for everyone, and the regular life of all before the eyes of all ensure that one's baser nature will remain under control. Inspired by Plato's (see Vols. 3 and 4) Republic, More's Utopia became in turn the urbane legacy of the humanistic movement (in which More's friends were most notably Erasmus (see Vol. 4), John Colet, and William Grocyn) to succeeding ages. More also wrote a history, Richard III, which, if arguably the first instance of modern historiography in its attention to character and its departure from chronicle, is also, in its responsiveness to the Tudor polemic of divine rights, largely responsible for the notorious reputation of Richard as an evil ruler. More's refusal to recognize Henry VIII as Head of the Church led to a sentence of high treason. Imprisoned for more than a year, he was finally beheaded. Eventually, More was granted sainthood. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
Image credit: Portrait by Hans Holbein, 1527,
Frick Collection, New York
(Yorck Project)

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Utopia (1516) 11,890 kappaletta
Utopia (Norton Critical Editions) (1516) 751 kappaletta
Utopia: Thomas More (2001) 497 kappaletta
Utopia and A Dialogue of Comfort (1516) 118 kappaletta
The Last Letters of Thomas More (2000) 105 kappaletta
History of King Richard III (1963) 89 kappaletta
Utopia and Other Writings (1984) 62 kappaletta
The Essential Thomas More (1967) 61 kappaletta
Ideal Commonwealths (1885) — Avustaja — 40 kappaletta
Three Renaissance Classics (1953) 40 kappaletta
Dialogue Concerning Heresies (1529) 39 kappaletta
Vagamundo (1975) — Tekijä — 36 kappaletta
Selected letters (1961) 33 kappaletta
More's Utopia and its critics (1964) — Tekijä — 21 kappaletta
La agonía de Cristo (1989) 13 kappaletta
Utopia een bloemlezing (2016) 11 kappaletta
The Life of Pico (1905) 9 kappaletta
Ultimas Cartas 1532-1535 (2010) 4 kappaletta
Utopia: Lateinisch/Deutsch (Universal-Bibliothek) (2012) — Tekijä — 4 kappaletta
Epigramas (2012) 4 kappaletta
More - Os Pensadores 3 kappaletta
Lettere della prigionia (1963) 3 kappaletta
Utopía - La Nueva Atlántida (2010) — Tekijä — 2 kappaletta
The Four Last Things 2 kappaletta
Utopia (1992) 2 kappaletta
Utopía o El estado feliz (2020) 2 kappaletta
Diálogos de Luciano (2022) 2 kappaletta
More's Utopia and Its Critics (1964) 2 kappaletta
Lettere (2008) 1 kappale
Utopía 1 kappale
UTOPÍA 1 kappale
Epistolario 1 kappale
Utopia 1 kappale
Priere au Pere 1 kappale
Piensa la muerte (2006) 1 kappale
Pisma wiezienne (2017) 1 kappale
Utopía 1 kappale
Carta A Un Monje (2009) 1 kappale
Utopía el Estado perfecto (1901) 1 kappale
Ütopya (2020) 1 kappale
Utopia - eBook 1 kappale
Utopia Annotated (2021) 1 kappale
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Utopía 1 kappale
Sakima: City of My Youth (2022) 1 kappale

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The Penguin Book of Renaissance Verse: 1509-1659 (1992) — Avustaja — 286 kappaletta
The Prince; Utopia; Ninety-Five Theses (1909) — Avustaja — 279 kappaletta
A Man of Singular Virtue (1979) — Avustaja — 183 kappaletta
The Road to Science Fiction #1: From Gilgamesh to Wells (1977) — Avustaja — 153 kappaletta
Dystopia Utopia: Short Stories (2016) — Avustaja — 132 kappaletta
The Utopia Reader (1999) — Avustaja — 112 kappaletta

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Kanoninen nimi
More, Thomas
Muut nimet
MORE, Saint Thomas
MORE, Sir Thomas
MORUS, Tomas
Royal Chapel of St. Peter Ad Vincula, Tower of London, London, UK (body)
Roper Vault of St Dunstan's Church, Canterbury, Kent, England, UK (head)
Maa (karttaa varten)
England, UK
London, England, UK
Tower Hill, Stepney, London, England, UK
London, England, UK
Oxford University (1494)
New Inn
Lincoln’s Inn (1502)
St. Anthony's School, London, England, UK
Master of Requests
Under-treasurer of the Exchequer
Speaker of the House of Commons
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (näytä kaikki 7)
Lord Chancellor
Roper, William (son-in-law)
Lily, William (friend)
Roper, Margaret (daughter)
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Canonized (1935)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Sir Thomas More (7 February 1478 – 6 July 1535), venerated in the Catholic Church as Saint Thomas More, was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman, and noted Renaissance humanist. He also served Henry VIII as Lord High Chancellor of England from October 1529 to May 1532. He wrote Utopia, published in 1516, about the political system of an imaginary island state.

More opposed the Protestant Reformation, directing polemics against the theology of Martin Luther, Huldrych Zwingli, John Calvin and William Tyndale. More also opposed Henry VIII's separation from the Catholic Church, refusing to acknowledge Henry as supreme head of the Church of England and the annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon. After refusing to take the Oath of Supremacy, he was convicted of treason and executed. On his execution, he was reported to have said: "I die the King's good servant, and God's first".

Pope Pius XI canonised More in 1935 as a martyr. Pope John Paul II in 2000 declared him the patron saint of statesmen and politicians. The Soviet Union in the early twentieth century honoured him for the purportedly communist attitude toward property rights in Utopia.



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