Imatge de l'autor

Thomas More (1478–1535)

Autor/a de Utopia

194+ obres 15,061 Membres 150 Ressenyes 13 preferits

Sobre l'autor

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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Portrait by Hans Holbein, 1527,
Frick Collection, New York
(Yorck Project)

Obres de Thomas More

Utopia (1516) 11,887 exemplars
Utopia (Norton Critical Editions) (1516) 751 exemplars
Utopia: Thomas More (2001) 497 exemplars
Utopia and A Dialogue of Comfort (1516) 118 exemplars
The Last Letters of Thomas More (2000) 105 exemplars
History of King Richard III (1963) 89 exemplars
Utopia and Other Writings (1984) 62 exemplars
The Essential Thomas More (1967) 61 exemplars
Ideal Commonwealths (1885) — Col·laborador — 40 exemplars
Three Renaissance Classics (1953) 40 exemplars
Dialogue Concerning Heresies (1529) 39 exemplars
Vagamundo (1975) — Autor — 36 exemplars
Selected letters (1961) 33 exemplars
More's Utopia and its critics (1964) — Autor — 21 exemplars
La agonía de Cristo (1989) 13 exemplars
Utopia een bloemlezing (2016) 11 exemplars
The Life of Pico (1905) 9 exemplars
Ultimas Cartas 1532-1535 (2010) 4 exemplars
Utopia: Lateinisch/Deutsch (Universal-Bibliothek) (2012) — Autor — 4 exemplars
Epigramas (2012) 4 exemplars
Lettere della prigionia (1963) 3 exemplars
Utopía - La Nueva Atlántida (2010) — Autor — 2 exemplars
Utopia (1992) 2 exemplars
Utopía o El estado feliz (2020) 2 exemplars
Diálogos de Luciano (2022) 2 exemplars
More's Utopia and Its Critics (1964) 2 exemplars
Lettere (2008) 1 exemplars
Utopia. Testo latino a fronte (2021) 1 exemplars
Utopía 1 exemplars
UTOPÍA 1 exemplars
Epistolario 1 exemplars
Utopia 1 exemplars
Priere au Pere 1 exemplars
Piensa la muerte (2006) 1 exemplars
Pisma wiezienne (2017) 1 exemplars
Utopía 1 exemplars
Carta A Un Monje (2009) 1 exemplars
Utopía el Estado perfecto (1901) 1 exemplars
Ütopya (2020) 1 exemplars
Utopia - eBook 1 exemplars
Utopia Annotated (2021) 1 exemplars
Utopia 1 exemplars
Praying with Saint Thomas More (1998) 1 exemplars
Utopía 1 exemplars
Sakima: City of My Youth (2022) 1 exemplars
More : A Utopia : 1 exemplars

Obres associades

World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time (1998) — Col·laborador — 450 exemplars
The Penguin Book of Renaissance Verse: 1509-1659 (1992) — Col·laborador — 286 exemplars
The Prince; Utopia; Ninety-Five Theses (1909) — Col·laborador — 279 exemplars
A Man of Singular Virtue (1979) — Col·laborador — 183 exemplars
The Road to Science Fiction #1: From Gilgamesh to Wells (1977) — Col·laborador — 153 exemplars
Dystopia Utopia: Short Stories (2016) — Col·laborador — 132 exemplars
The Utopia Reader (1999) — Col·laborador — 112 exemplars
Meeting of Minds: First Series (1978) — Subject — 57 exemplars
Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500-2001 (2014) — Col·laborador — 42 exemplars
The Quest for Utopia: An Anthology of Imaginary Societies (1952) — Col·laborador — 42 exemplars
Classic Essays in English (1961) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 4th Edition, Volume 1 (1974) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
The Renaissance in England (1966) — Col·laborador — 16 exemplars
Utopie Eindexamencahier Havo vanaf 2007 (2006) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
More, Thomas
Altres noms
MORE, Saint Thomas
MORE, Sir Thomas
MORUS, Tomas
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc d'enterrament
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)
País (per posar en el mapa)
England, UK
Lloc de naixement
London, England, UK
Lloc de defunció
Tower Hill, Stepney, London, England, UK
Causa de la mort
Llocs de residència
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 (mostra-les totes 7)
Lord Chancellor
Roper, William (son-in-law)
Lily, William (friend)
Roper, Margaret (daughter)
Premis i honors
Canonized (1935)
Biografia breu
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.



Is government "a conspiracy of the rich"? a Pro and Con (gener 2022)
Bibliographie a Zwischen �t�p� und Wirklichkeit: Konstruierte Sprachen für die gl�b�l�s�rt� Welt (juny 2012)


Murtra | Hi ha 117 ressenyes més | Jun 3, 2021 |
Murtra | Hi ha 117 ressenyes més | Jan 29, 2021 |
Murtra | Hi ha 117 ressenyes més | Dec 20, 2020 |



Potser també t'agrada

Autors associats

Francis Bacon Author, Contributor
Tommaso Campanella Author, Contributor
Henry Morley Introduction
James Harrington Contributor


També de
½ 3.6

Gràfics i taules