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The Resource Young Thomas More and the arts of liberty, Gerard B. Wegemer, (electronic resource)

Young Thomas More and the arts of liberty, Gerard B. Wegemer, (electronic resource)

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Young Thomas More and the arts of liberty
Title
Young Thomas More and the arts of liberty
Statement of responsibility
Gerard B. Wegemer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book analyzes Thomas More's earliest thoughts on the statecraft needed to enhance liberty and peace in a culture favoring war. It includes a close study of his little-known works - his poetry, letters, Lucian translations, declamation on tyrannicide, coronation ode for Henry VIII, and life of Pico della Mirandola - as well as Richard III and Utopia"--
  • "What does it mean to be a free citizen in times of war and tyranny? What kind of education is needed to be a first, or leading citizen in a strife-filled country? And what does it mean to be free when freedom is forcibly opposed? These concerns pervade Thomas More's earliest writings, writings mostly unknown, including his 280 poems, declamation on tyrannicide, coronation ode for Henry VIII, and his life of Pico della Mirandola, all written before Richard III and Utopia. This book analyzes those writings, guided especially by these questions: Faced with generations of civil war, what did young More see as the causes of that strife? What did he see as possible solutions? Why did More spend fourteen years after law school learning Greek and immersed in classical studies? Why do his early works use vocabulary devised by Cicero at the end of the Roman Republic?"--
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1950-
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Wegemer, Gerard
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • More, Thomas
  • More, Thomas
  • Liberty in literature
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Young Thomas More and the arts of liberty, Gerard B. Wegemer, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-200) and index
Control code
ssj0000571463
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 210 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780521196536
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010039390
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000571463
Label
Young Thomas More and the arts of liberty, Gerard B. Wegemer, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-200) and index
Control code
ssj0000571463
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 210 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780521196536
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010039390
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000571463

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