An authoritative new translation of one of the most influential books in the Western tradition First published in 1516, Thomas More's Utopia is one of the most important works of European humanism. Through the voice of the mysterious traveler Raphael Hythloday, More describes a pagan, communist city-state governed by reason. Addressing such issues as religious pluralism, women's rights, state-sponsored education, colonialism, and justified warfare, Utopia seems remarkably contemporary nearly five centuries after it was written, and it remains a foundational text in philosophy and political theory. Preeminent More scholar Clarence H. Miller does justice to the full range of More's rhetoric in this new translation. Professor Miller includes a helpful introduction that outlines some of the important problems and issues that Utopia raises, and also provides informative commentary to assist the reader throughout this challenging and rewarding exploration of the meaning of political community.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - carterchristian1 - LibraryThing
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
UTOPIAUser Review - Tric - Tesco
A good edition and a welcome gift for an 18 year old due to start an English course at uni this year Read full review