The Life Of Thomas More

Autore: Peter Ackroyd
Editore: Anchor
ISBN: 0307823016
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Peter Ackroyd's The Life of Thomas More is a masterful reconstruction of the life and imagination of one of the most remarkable figures of history. Thomas More (1478-1535) was a renowned statesman; the author of a political fantasy that gave a name to a literary genre and a worldview (Utopia); and, most famously, a Catholic martyr and saint. Born into the professional classes, Thomas More applied his formidable intellect and well-placed connections to become the most powerful man in England, second only to the king. As much a work of history as a biography, The Life of Thomas More gives an unmatched portrait of the everyday, religious, and intellectual life of the early sixteenth century. In Ackroyd's hands, this renowned "man for all seasons" emerges in the fullness of his complex humanity; we see the unexpected side of his character--such as his preference for bawdy humor--as well as his indisputable moral courage.

Thomas More

Autore: Richard Marius
Editore: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674885257
Grandezza: 33,70 MB
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Over the centuries, biographers of Thomas More have always praised him and made him an example for their own times. He was a man for all seasons. This Tudor prelate and Lord Chancellor of England shared human qualities identifiable in all ages—pride, love, ambition, generosity, hypocrisy, and greed. He was less than common because he was witty and a great storyteller—the best between Chaucer and Shakespeare. Truly, he was a Renaissance man with the contradictions such praise imposes on a towering figure. In Richard Marius's authoritative and engaging portrait, Sir Thomas More, the martyr and brilliant public figure, is a lesson for our season.

The Life Of Sir Thomas More

Autore: William Roper
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 55,95 MB
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The Life Of Pico

Autore: Saint Thomas More
Editore: Scepter Publishers
ISBN: 1594171092
Grandezza: 18,38 MB
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The Life Of Sir Thomas More Classic Reprint

Autore: William Roper
Editore: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781334103407
Grandezza: 44,95 MB
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Excerpt from The Life of Sir Thomas More And indeed none of the many other writers of Sir Thomas's Life, can any way pretend to the same advantages and Opportunities of knowing him which the author of this little history had, who not only married his beloved daughter, with whom Sir Tho mas entrusted his secrets, but who lived#6 sixteen years in the same house with Sir Thomas, and was his attendant and companion almost wherever he went. Accordingly he gives this reason himself for his committing to writing these Memoirs of Sir Thomas's that he knew his doings and mind no man living so well. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Life Of Sir Thomas More With A Portrait

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The Life Of Sir Thomas More Kt Lord High Chancellour Of England

Autore: Thomas More
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The Life Of Sir Thomas More

Autore: Cresacre More
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The Life And Illustrious Martyrdom Of Sir Thomas More

Autore: Thomas Stapleton
Editore: Fordham University Press
ISBN:
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In 1588, the year of the Spanish Armada, Thomas Stapleton sat down to write the book Tres Thomae; his subject was the life and works of St. Thomas the Apostle, St. Thomas of Canterbury, and Sir Thomas More. He wrote it in Latin (as More had done with his Utopia) since a knowledge of English was a rare accomplishment among European scholars and readers. Apart from its entertainment value as an account of More's life, the book is also a document of great importance; his list of sources is impressive since it includes many of the exiled members of More's circle from whom he gathered the information treasured in their memories. Most valuable of all was the collection of letters preserved by John Harris, More's secretary; from these, Stapleton gives us more than thirty letters or extracts from letters not to be found elsewhere. Apart from such documentary evidence, the book also gives us the recollections of those who were intimate members of More's household; it records the reputation Thomas More had gained within a half century of his death and it emphasizes the remarkable place that he had achieved in the popular mind even before any written account of his life was available.The fascination of the life of a man who preferred to obey the law of God rather than the command of a king has not diminished with the passage of time. That such a life should be the subject of awards for its portrayal on stage and screen is not only a testimony to the incomparable artistry of an actor and a playwright; it is, as well, an acknowledgement of (in the words with which Stapleton brings his book to a close), the admiration of modern man for the life, the character, the achievements, and the glorious martyrdom of that noble and illustrious man, Sir Thomas More.