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First published in 1516, Thomas More's Utopia is one of the most important works of European humanism. Through the voice of the mysterious traveler Raphael Hythloday, More describes a pagan, communist city-state governed by reason. Addressing such issues as religious pluralism, women's rights, state-sponsored education, colonialism, and justified warfare, Utopia seems remarkably contemporary nearly five centuries after it was written, and it remains a foundational text in philosophy and political theory.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Introduction : page
I. The Life of Sir Thomas More xi
II. The Early Editions of the Utopia xxxiii
III. The Utopia as a First Fruit of the Renaissance in England xxxvi
IV. The Literary Art shown in the Utopia xliv
V. The Purpose of the Utopia iii
VI. Ralph Robynson and his Translation lvi
Title-page op the First Edition of Robynson's Translation
Robynson's Dedicatory Letter to Cecil 1
More's Letter to Giles 8
The Utopia :
The First Book 17
The Second Book :
A General Account of the Island 86
Of the Cities, and Namely of Amaurote 91
Of the Magistrates 96
Of Sciences, Crafts, and Occupations 99
Of their Living and Mutual Conversation Together 108
Of their Journeying or Travelling Abroad, with
Divers Other Matters 118
Of Bondmen, Sick Persons, Wedlock, and Divers Other Matters 155
Of Warfare 170
Of the Religions in Utopia 187
Hythloday's Conclusion 209
More's Conclusion 216
Appendix :
The Translator to the Gentle Reader 221
Giles' Letter to Busleyde 224
A Metre of Four Verses in the Utopian Tongue 229
A Short Metre of Utopia, written by Aneinolius 230
Gerard Noviomage of Utopia 231
Cornelius Graphey to the Reader 231
Notes 233
Glossary 311
Analytical Index 317

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