Lawyer, social philosopher, author and saint, Thomas More coined the very word "Utopia," which is part of our everyday lexicon. His most controversial work, Utopia chronicles the travels of Raphael to the imaginary island country of Utopia, which was a play on the Greek words ou-topos and eu-topos, which meant "no place" and "good place." The novel allowed More to cover a range of controversial subjects within this fictional Utopia, including religion and politics. The book, of course, is a forerunner to today's literary genre of Utopia where ideal societies and perfect cities are the subject matter of fiction. More's own life was hardly Utopian, however. He was imprisoned by Henry VIII for refusing to acknowledge the king as the Supreme Head of the Church of England and eventually executed for his stand.
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What a great book with so much good advice. Substitute Iraq and Afghanistan from Book ! " Suppose I said the King should leave Italy alone because the single kingdom of France all by itself if almost ... Read full review
I agree with my prereview writers. This book is boring but what you expect from the writer from 1516 . I do find actually big value in this book. Stalin , Lenin did read this I believe and then they put this into the practice. Unlucky for people who lived at this time. Still worth to read it.
Of Their Towns Particularly of Amaurot
Of the Travelling of the Utopians
Of Their Slaves and of Their Marriages
Of the Religions of the Utopians