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Thomas More's Utopia in early modern Europe : paratexts and contexts

Author: Terence Cave
Publisher: Manchester ; New York, NY : Manchester University Press, 2008.
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"Thomas More's Utopia in Early Modern Europe provides the first complete account of all the editions of Utopia, whether vernacular or Latin, printed before 1650. The reception of the idea of Utopia in early modern Europe has been studied extensively before: what has been lacking is a composite picture of how Utopia moved by means of translation from culture to culture and of the ways in which particular versions  Read more...
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Named Person: Thomas More, Saint; Thomas More
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terence Cave
ISBN: 9780719077302 0719077303
OCLC Number: 183147215
Language Note: Text in English and multiple languages.
Description: xv, 302 p. : ill., 1 map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Contributors Preface Part I Introduction 1 A Protean text: Utopia in Latin, 1516-1631 2 The German translations: humanist politics and literary journalism 3 The Italian Utopia of Lando, Doni and Sansovino: paradox and politics 4 The French versions of Utopia: Christian and cosmopolitan models 5 The English translation: thinking about the commonwealth 6 The Dutch translation: austerity and pragmatism 7 The Spanish translations: humanism and politics Afterword Part II Principles and editorial conventions The German paratexts The Italian paratexts The French paratexts The English paratexts The Dutch paratexts The Spanish paratexts A Latin paratext: Milan 1620 Table: paratexts in the Latin editions Bibliography Index
Other Titles: Utopia in early modern Europe
Responsibility: edited by Terence Cave.

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Presents an account of the various editions of "Utopia", whether vernacular or Latin, printed before 1650, together with a transcription of the prefatory materials they contain. This book is suitable  Read more...

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