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The Cambridge Companion to Thomas More

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Part of Cambridge Companions to Religion

Caroline M. Barron, James McConica, Elizabeth McCutcheon, Catherine Curtis, Richard Rex, Peter Marshall, Dominic Baker-Smith, George M. Logan, Eamon Duffy, Andrew W. Taylor, Katherine Gardiner Rodgers, Anne Lake Prescott
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  • Date Published: March 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521716871

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  • This Companion offers a comprehensive introduction to the life and work of a major figure of the modern world. Combining breadth of coverage with depth, the book opens with essays on More's family, early life and education, his literary humanism, virtuoso rhetoric, illustrious public career and ferocious opposition to emergent Protestantism, and his fall from power, incarceration, trial and execution. These chapters are followed by in-depth studies of five of More's major works – Utopia, The History of King Richard the Third, A Dialogue Concerning Heresies, A Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation and De Tristitia Christi – and a final essay on the varied responses to the man and his writings in his own and subsequent centuries. The volume provides an accessible overview of this fascinating figure to students and other interested readers, whilst also presenting, and in many areas extending, the most important modern scholarship on him.

    • Offers a comprehensive introduction to More's life, times and work
    • Provides detailed readings of most of his major works, organised into specific essays on each text
    • The scholarship includes historical contexts, providing a wider appreciation of the reception of More's work
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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521716871
    • length: 330 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Notes on contributors
    List of abbreviations
    Part I. Life, Times and Work:
    1. The making of a London citizen Caroline M. Barron
    2. Thomas More as humanist James McConica
    3. More's rhetoric Elizabeth McCutcheon
    4. More's public life Catherine Curtis
    5. More and the heretics Richard Rex
    6. The last years Peter Marshall
    Part II. Five Major Works:
    7. Reading Utopia Dominic Baker-Smith
    8. More on tyranny: The History of King Richard the Third George M. Logan
    9. A Dialogue concerning Heresies Eamon Duffy
    10. 'In stede of harme inestimable good': A Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation Andrew W. Taylor
    11. The lessons of Gethsemane: De Tristitia Christi Katherine Gardiner Rodgers
    Part III. Reception:
    12. Afterlives Anne Lake Prescott
    Foundational resources for the study of Thomas More

  • Editor

    George M. Logan, Queen's University, Ontario
    George M. Logan is the James Cappon Professor of English (Emeritus) at Queen's University, Canada, and a Senior Fellow of Massey College in the University of Toronto. A leading More scholar, he is the author of an influential book on Utopia, principal editor of the Cambridge edition of that work and editor of More's History of King Richard the Third, as well as senior editor of the sixteenth-century section of the distinguished Norton Anthology of English Literature.


    Caroline M. Barron, James McConica, Elizabeth McCutcheon, Catherine Curtis, Richard Rex, Peter Marshall, Dominic Baker-Smith, George M. Logan, Eamon Duffy, Andrew W. Taylor, Katherine Gardiner Rodgers, Anne Lake Prescott

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