Thomas More

A Very Brief History

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John Guy
Very Brief Histories
  • London, England: 
    Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
    , March
     2017.
     144 pages.
     $14.99.
     Hardcover.
    ISBN
    9780281077380.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

Part One: The History (What do we know?) This brief historical introduction to Thomas More explores the social, political and religious factors that formed the original context of his life and writings, and considers how those factors affected the way he was initially received.  What was his impact on the world at the time and what were the key ideas and values connected with him?  Part Two: The Legacy (Why does it matter?) This second part explores the intellectual and cultural 'afterlife' of Thomas More, and considers the ways in which his impact has lasted and been developed in different contexts by later generations.  Why is he still considered important today? In what ways is his legacy contested or resisted? And what aspects of his legacy are likely to continue to influence the world in the future?

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

John Guy is a Fellow of Renaissance History and Political Thought at Clare College, Cambridge University.

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