The Cambridge Companion to Thomas More

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The Cambridge Companion to Thomas More

By George M. Logan

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This Companion offers a comprehensive introduction to the life and work of a major figure of the modern world. Combining breadth of coverage with depth, the book opens with essays on More's family, early life and education, his literary humanism, virtuoso rhetoric, illustrious public career and ferocious opposition to emergent Protestantism, and his fall from power, incarceration, trial and execution. These chapters are followed by in-depth studies of five of More's major works - Utopia, The History of King Richard the Third, A Dialogue Concerning Heresies, A Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation and De Tristitia Christi - and a final essay on the varied responses to the man and his writings in his own and subsequent centuries. The volume provides an accessible overview of this fascinating figure to students and other interested readers, whilst also presenting, and in many areas extending, the most important modern scholarship on him.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Religion -> Christianity

The Cambridge Companion to Thomas More
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1/27/11
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1139801864
ISBN 13: 9781139801867
Print ISBN: 9780521888622

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