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The new republic : a commentary on book I of More's Utopia showing its relation to Plato's Republic

Author: Colin Starnes
Publisher: Waterloo, Ont., Canada : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, ©1990.
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Colin Starnes radical interpretation of the long-recognized affinity of Thomas More's Utopia and Plato's Republic confirms the intrinsic links between the two works. Through commentary on More's own introduction to Book I, the author shows the Republic is everywhere present as the model of the "best commonwealth," which More must first discredit as the root cause of the dreadful evils in the collapsing political  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Livres numériques
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Starnes, Colin.
New republic.
Waterloo, Ont., Canada : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, ©1990
(DLC) 90179259
Named Person: Thomas More, Saint; Thomas More, Saint; Plato.; Plato; Plato; Plato; Plato; Plato.; Thomas More, Sir Saint; Thomas More, Sir Saint; Thomas More, Sir saint; Thomas More, Sir saint; Platon.; Platon; Thomas More, Saint; Plato.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Starnes
ISBN: 0889205957 9780889205956
OCLC Number: 614476625
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 122 pages)
Contents: Author's Note; Preface; Introduction; Commentary on Book I of More's Utopia; Conclusion; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Colin Starnes.
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Colin Starnes radical interpretation of the long-recognized affinity of Thomas More's Utopia and Plato's Republic confirms the intrinsic links between the two works. Through commentary on More's own introduction to Book I, the author shows the Republic is everywhere present as the model of the "best commonwealth," which More must first discredit as the root cause of the dreadful evils in the collapsing political situation of sixteenth-century Europe. Starnes demonstrates how More, once having shorn the Republic of what was applicable to a society that had for a thousand years accepted and bee.

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