Utopia

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Thomas Moore was born on 28th May in 1779 in Dublin. He was the eldest as well as being the only son to Catholic parents. His father was a prosperous grocer, his mother an intelligent, creative woman that fostered and encouraged his artistic ability. Together they gave Thomas a confidence and a good education at private schools in England. At that time Catholics were denied equal rights, with no vote and certainly were not allowed to attend the best schools in Ireland. However, Thomas' talent was recognised early with the publication of his first poem in a Dublin newspaper at the age of 14. By 1794 Catholics had obtained more rights and this meant that Thomas was able to attend the reputable Trinity College Dublin where his parents wanted him to study to become a lawyer. Although his Catholicism meant he was denied a scholarship, he was clearly ahead of his peers at University and developed a reputation not only in poetry and the performing arts but for being a champion of freedom for all in Ireland. Thomas was an important figure in his lifetime and in British Romanticism which resulted in a close friendship with Byron of whom he later wrote a biography of. Thomas was a prolific writer of verse with his Irish Melodies enjoying huge popularity and his poem "Lalla Rookh" which you can read here, being credited as the most translated poem of its time. He is to Ireland what Burns is to Scotland and still now his songs are sung up and down the country. Thomas Moore died 25th February 1852 and is commemorated in several places including statues at Trinity College Dublin and Central Park, New York.
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auth_author2 Adams, James, 1951-., Adams, James., Prebble, Simon., Turner, Paul, 1917-
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The book, written in Latin, is a frame narrative primarily depicting a fictional island society and its religious, social and political customs. The name of the place is derived from the Greek words οὐ u ("not") and τόπος tópos ("place"), with the topographical suffix -εία eía, hence Οὐτοπεία outopeía (Latinized as Utopia), “no-place land.” It also contains a pun, however, because “Utopia” could also be the Latinization of Εὐτοπεία eutopeía, “good-place land,” which uses the Greek prefix ευ eu, “good,” instead of οὐ. One interpretation holds that this suggests that while Utopia might be some sort of perfected society, it is ultimately unreachable. Despite modern connotations of the word "utopia," it is widely accepted that the society More describes in this work was not actually his own "perfect society." Rather he wished to use the contrast between the imaginary land's unusual political ideas and the chaotic politics of his own day as a platform from which to discuss social issues in Europe., Digital content provided by hoopla., Dover thrift editions, Dover thrift editions., Electronic books., Feedbooks1515, Findaway World, LLC., First published in 1516, during a period of astonishing political and technological change, Sir Thomas More's utopia depicts an imaginary society free of private property, sexual discrimination and religious intolerance., 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., HX810.5.E54 2003, HX810.5.E54 2008d, In container (21 x 13 x 3 cm.), Includes bibliographical references., Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player., London ;New York :Penguin Books,2003., MWT10027793, MWT10755383, MWT11396553, MWT11403895, MWT11602556, Made available through hoopla, Medieval, Midwestrda, Mode of access: World Wide Web., More, Thomas,Saint,1478-1535,author., More, Thomas,Saint,1478-1535., More, Thomas,Sir, Saint,1478-1535., More, Thomas., More, Thomasauthor, One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback., PLAYAWAY POLITICS, POL005000, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Communism, Post-Communism & Socialism, POLITICS, Penguin classics, Philosophy, Playaway Digital Audio., Prebble, Simon.|Narrator, Previously released by Blackstone Audio, Inc., p2008., Read by James Adams., Read by Simon Prebble., Reissued with new and updated editorial material., Release date supplied by publisher., Sir Thomas More's Utopia has spurred debate, reflection, and critical thinking since its original publication in the sixteenth century. More's fictional island of Utopia provides an exploration of issues that shook him and his contemporaries and that continue to be problematic in the modern day. The details of More's utopian society, such as the permissibility of euthanasia and comments on chastity in the priesthood, combine with proposals of coexisting varied religions to put forth a work that incorporates the totality of More's religious, sociological, and philosophical talents.This version of Utopia is the translation by Bishop Gilbert Burnet., TBX, TBXdistributor, This text presents a contribution to political thought, culminating in the description of the "utopians". These figures live according to the principles of natural law, but are receptive to Christian teachings, hold all possessions in common and view gold as worthless., This text presents a contribution to political thought, culminating in the description of the 'utopians'. These figures live according to the principles of natural law, but are receptive to Christian teachings, hold all possessions in common and view gold as worthless., Thomas Moore was born on 28th May in 1779 in Dublin. He was the eldest as well as being the only son to Catholic parents. His father was a prosperous grocer, his mother an intelligent, creative woman that fostered and encouraged his artistic ability. Together they gave Thomas a confidence and a good education at private schools in England. At that time Catholics were denied equal rights, with no vote and certainly were not allowed to attend the best schools in Ireland. However, Thomas' talent was recognised early with the publication of his first poem in a Dublin newspaper at the age of 14. By 1794 Catholics had obtained more rights and this meant that Thomas was able to attend the reputable Trinity College Dublin where his parents wanted him to study to become a lawyer. Although his Catholicism meant he was denied a scholarship, he was clearly ahead of his peers at University and developed a reputation not only in poetry and the performing arts but for being a champion of freedom for all in Ireland. Thomas was an important figure in his lifetime and in British Romanticism which resulted in a close friendship with Byron of whom he later wrote a biography of. Thomas was a prolific writer of verse with his Irish Melodies enjoying huge popularity and his poem "Lalla Rookh" which you can read here, being credited as the most translated poem of its time. He is to Ireland what Burns is to Scotland and still now his songs are sung up and down the country. Thomas Moore died 25th February 1852 and is commemorated in several places including statues at Trinity College Dublin and Central Park, New York., Title from Playaway label., TotalBooxdistributor, Turner, Paul,1917-, Unabridged., Utopia, Utopia /Thomas More ; translated with an introduction and notes by Paul Turner., Utopia is the name given by Sir Thomas More to an imaginary island in this political work written in 1516. Book I of Utopia, a dialogue, presents a perceptive analysis of contemporary social, economic, and moral ills in England. Book II is a narrative describing a country run according to the ideals of the English humanists, where poverty, crime, injustice, and other ills do not exist. Locating his island in the New World, More bestowed it with everything to support a perfectly organized and happy people. The name of this fictitious place, Utopia, coined by More, passed into general usage and has been applied to all such ideal fictions, fantasies, and blueprints for the future, including works by Rabelais, Francis Bacon, Samuel Butler, and several by H. G. Wells, including his A Modern Utopia., Utopia., UtopiaSir Thomas More., UtopiaThomas More., Utopias, Utopias., VMOREUTOA 35, Vendor-supplied metadata, With an Introduction by Mishtooni Bose. More’s Utopia is a complex, innovative and penetrating contribution to political thought, culminating in the famous ’description’ of the Utopians, who live according to the principles of natural law, but are receptive to Christian teachings, who hold all possessions in common, and view gold as worthless. Drawing on the ideas of Plato, St Augustine and Aristotle, Utopia was to prove seminal in its turn, giving rise to the genres of utopian and dystopian prose fiction whose practitioners include Sir Francis Bacon, H.G. Wells, Aldous Huxley and George Orwell. At once a critique of the social consequences of greed and a meditation on the personal cost of entering public service, Utopia dramatises the difficulty of balancing the competing claims of idealism and pragmatism, and continues to invite its readers to become participants in a compelling debate concerning the best state of a commonwealth., Wordsworth Editions Ltd2013, [Solon, Ohio] :Playaway Digital Audio :[Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC,[2008], p2008., [United States]:Blackstone Audio, Inc. ,2008., [United States]:Dover Publications ,2012., [United States]:Portable Poetry ,2014., [United States]:Tantor Audio ,2011., [United States]:Wordsworth Editions Ltd ,2013., computerc, data file, digital, eAudiobook hoopla, eBook hoopla, en, eng, hoopla digital., https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/bsa_9781433243158_180.jpeg, https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/csp_9780486110707_180.jpeg, https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/ttm_9781452621210_180.jpeg, https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/vsa_9781783944088_180.jpeg, https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/vsa_9781848704916_180.jpeg, online resourcecr, playaway, spoken wordspw, text file, texttxt, xxviii, 135 p. ;20 cm.
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title_display Utopia
title_full Utopia / Thomas More ; translated with an introduction and notes by Paul Turner, Utopia [eBook] More, Thomas, Utopia [electronic resource] / Sir Thomas More, Utopia [electronic resource] / Thomas More, Utopia [electronic resource] More, Thomas, Saint, 1478-1535.
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