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    DescriptionSixteenth-century classic by brilliant humanist, churchman and scholar envisioned a patriarchal island kingdom that practiced religious tolerance, in which everybody worked, all goods were community-owned, and violence, bloodshed, and vice were nonexistent. Forerunner of many later attempts at establishing "Utopias" both in theory and in practice.


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    Title
    Utopia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sir Thomas More
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 133 mm
    Height: 209 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 80 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780486295831
    ISBN 10: 0486295834
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: JPHC
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    BISAC V2.8: LCO009000, LCO000000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25240
    DC22: 321.07
    DC21: 321.07
    DC22: 335/.02
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: HX810.5.E5
    BISAC V2.8: PHI012000
    LC classification: HX810.5 .E54 1997
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000, POL051000
    Thema V1.0: JPHC, DNL
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Imprint name
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    01 January 1998
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Back cover copy
    First published in Latin in 1516, "Utopia" was the work of Sir Thomas More (1477-1535), the brilliant humanist, scholar, and churchman executed by Henry VIII for his refusal to accept the king as the supreme head of the Church of England. In this work, which gave its name to the whole genre of books and movements hypothesizing an ideal society, More envisioned a patriarchal island kingdom that practiced religious tolerance, in which everybody worked, no one has more than his fellows, all goods were community-owned, and violence, bloodshed, and vice nonexistent. Based to some extent on the writings of Plato and other earlier authors, "Utopia" nevertheless contained much that was original with More. In the nearly 500 years since the book's publication, there have been many attempts at establishing "Utopias" both in theory and in practice. All of them, however, seem to embody ideas already present in More's classic treatise: optimistic faith in human nature, emphasis on the environment and proper education, nostalgia for a lost innocence, and other positive elements. In this new, inexpensive edition, readers can study for themselves the essentials of More's utopian vision and how, although the ideal society he envisioned is still unrealized, at least some of his proposals have come to pass in today's world.