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.

The Life Of Thomas More

Autore: Peter Ackroyd
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This account of More's life concentrates upon the essence of the man, who gave his life in the service of the old faith. Thomas More (1478-1535) applied his formidable intellect and well-placed connections to become the most powerful man in England, second only to the king. The paradox which emerges between his public profile and his private personality, who remained guarded about his spirituality, explains why More has remained an enigma for 500 years.

The Life Of Thomas More

Autore: Peter Ackroyd
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This account of More's life concentrates upon the essence of the man, who gave his life in the service of the old faith. Thomas More (1478-1535) applied his formidable intellect and well-placed connections to become the most powerful man in England, second only to the king. The paradox which emerges between his public profile and his private personality, who remained guarded about his spirituality, explains why More has remained an enigma for 500 years.

Thomas More

Autore: Richard Marius
Editore: Knopf
ISBN: 0307828050
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Most previous biographers of Thomas More have sought to prove him a saint; in this, the first full-scale biography of More in half a century, Richard Marius, a leading Reformation historian, seeks to restore the man. More’s life spanned a tumultuous period in Western history. He was born in 1478 into a society still medieval in its customs and laws. But by the time of his death in 1535 England was already shaken to its depths by the powerful and unsettling ideas of the Renaissance. Marius draws upon important recent research and his profound knowledge of More’s own voluminous writing to make a coherent whole of the life and work of the immensely complex man who was both a product of the times and a singular figure in them. He gives us More the boy—his London childhood, he deep respect for his father, who rose from a tradesman’s background to become a judge of the highest court in the land (a “council of fathers” was to rule More’s kingdom of Utopia) . . . More the youth—sent at about age twelve to serve in the household of the powerful and political Bishop Morton, later struggling to choose between the priesthood and the lures of secular life: marriage and a career in the great world… More the Londoner, the city man—lawyer, graduate of the Inns of Court, member of the rising middle class with its drive for an achievement and position. We see More the humanist man of letter as Marius treats in full his friendship with Erasmus; his now controversial History of Richard III, from which Shakespeare’s Richard derives; and the originals and meanings of his most famous work, Utopia. More the family man is reveal in his relationship with his father, his two wives, and his children as far more complex than the sanctified image of legend. Marius explore More’s public career as Lord Chancellor, as champion of the Catholic church, and finally as martyr to the old faith. He shows us a man who, although he hated and feared tyrants, always believes that authority as a source of order was necessary to the public good—a man who as royal councilor and Lord Chancellor upheld his king until the very moment when, in response to Henry’s final tyranny, he chose “to die the King’s good servant, but God’s first.” Marius also demonstrates that it was the centuries-old authority of the Catholic Church that More revered; that he was as suspicious of paper supremacy as of any tyranny. The man Marius ultimately reveals is one more passionate and driven (in his family life, his convictions, his persecution of heretics) than the serene hero of A Man For All Seasons. But he is also a man possessed of such wit, integrity and charm that he was loved not only by his family but by almost everyone who knew him. It is the special triumph of this biography that with its rare combination of impeccable scholarship and narrative power, we are brought into the presence of a whole person with all his flaws and virtues, and that by the time More meets his death, he has become familiar and important to us not merely as a historical figure but also as a human being.

The Life Of Pico

Autore: Saint Thomas More
Editore: Scepter Publishers
ISBN: 1594171092
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Memoirs Of The Life Of Sir Thomas More

Autore: Ferdinando Warner
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The Life Of Sir Thomas More With A Portrait

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Utopia

Autore: Thomas More
Editore: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9781603844024
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Wootton's new 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 Alcibades', 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. Wootton's introduction simultaneously provides a remarkably useful guide to anyone's first reading of More's mysterious work and advance an original argument on the origins and purpose of Utopia which no one interested in sixteenth-century social theory will want to miss.

The Life And Letters Of Sir Thomas More

Autore: Agnes M. Stewart
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Life And Writings Of Sir Thomas More

Autore: Thomas Edward Bridgett
Editore: Palala Press
ISBN: 9781357102388
Grandezza: 47,40 MB
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