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Nd society as described by the character Raphael Hythloday who lived there some years who describes and its religious social and political custom Not a book that I can recommend for enjoyment masterful prose or good storytelling Rather I think the value in reading is to see the backwardness of a Utopia envisioned by Thomas More an enlightened man for the times Of course it is easy to be judgmental about his writings when looking in the rearview mirror at a book nearly 500 years oldMore a high level adviser to King Henry VIII envisions an island nation Utopia where they don t engage in wars and where there is a great deal of discussion on commerce judges absence of lawyers the importance of slaves and how in tough cases a fair prince is the final arbiter Catholicism is the way forward Women have no rights And so on More s writing is unimaginative by modern standards most middle schoolers today could come up with better utopias if given an assignment To be fair More applied a pragmatic lens to his Utopia But when compared with Shakespeare s writings that came out half a century later there isn t much imagination here3 stars A uick read that has some genuine historical value and came from someone who is acknowledged as a supreme intellect for his time

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And political philosophy by Thomas More 1478–1535 published in 1516 in Latin The book is a frame narrative primarily depicting a fictional isla The term utopia in the way we use it today to refer to an ideal but unattainable state comes from this book which More wrote in 1516 The form is political critiue disguised as fantasy disguised as travelogue More casts himself as the recorder of Raphael Hythloday s travels to the island of Utopia where despite their lack of Christianity the people are closer to realizing the Christian ideal society through rational government than Europe ever was Today serious criticism doesn t have to move under such elaborate cover so our first impulse might be to read it like an escapist fantasy novel But the book is really a counterpoint to the autocratic statesmanship waning feudalism outlined in Machiavelli s The Prince written a few years earlier and the new economic relations of enclosure rising capitalism emerging in England at the time Think of it as a seuel to Plato s Republic and an inspiration for Swift s Gulliver s Travels More asks what if money and private property were abolished Almost 500 years later it remains an interesting uestion The book is also though short full of wit and imaginative scenarios On every page

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Utopia Libellus vere aureus nec minus salutaris uam festivus de optimo rei publicae statu deue nova insula Utopia is a satirical work of fiction As the centuries roll by and books are written about Utopian societies that should be established on Earth but the few actually tried fail Sir Thomas or Saint Thomas More depending on your affiliation Utopia greatly influenced by Plato s The Republic is a satire about tumultuous English politics published in 1516 Raphael Hythloday a Portuguese traveler when Portugal ruled the seas with a very unlikely name for a native of that country He recites the story of his life has visited many nations in the world but none which effected him so much like his five year stay on Utopia The interested listeners are Sir Thomas More and his friend Belgian Peter Giles both historical figures a strange tale unfolds can the two others believe him The island republic of Utopia is apparently somewhere in the south Atlantic but never fully disclosed its exact location where people work only six hours a day choose their own leaders despise gold and silver wear the same type of clothes and no private property however all their needs the state provides maybe not living lavishly yet comfortably Raphael views all this in the capital Aircastle Although they have slaves mostly criminals and some soldiers captured in war Utopians seldom fight for themselves hiring foreign mercenaries This was just another barbarous place until a man named Utopus conuered it during ancient times he ordered the digging of a large trench and turning a huge peninsula into an island letting the sea through which isolated Utopia from the chaos of the mainland Organizing an uniue republic where everyone works and education continues all their lives in neat clean small cities looking admittedly like all the rest on the isle when the population grows to an unmanageable number new colonies are formed in foreign territories Nonetheless a couple of days a month the inhabitants go to farms and help out nobody is above getting their hands dirty Healthcare is free and old people are always provided for in this peaceful land of eualityif you are a citizen Thomas More knew his ideas were impractical but he wanted to give hope to the poor and oppressed show the world a better way to live the imbalance of society had to change or hunger violence and war would follow 500 years later the planet has not progressed the foul not gone away Regardless the future is very long and humans are an adaptable species

  • Paperback
  • 135
  • Libellus vere aureus nec minus salutaris uam festivus de optimo rei publicae statu deue nova insula Utopia
  • Thomas More
  • English
  • 04 April 2019
  • 9780140449105

10 thoughts on “Libellus vere aureus nec minus salutaris uam festivus de optimo rei publicae statu deue nova insula Utopia

  1. says:

    As the centuries roll by and books are written about Utopian societies that should be established on Earth but the few actually tried fail Sir Thomas or Saint Thomas More depending on your affiliation Utopia greatly influenced by Plato's The Republic is a satire about tumultuous English politics published in 1516 Raphael Hythloday a Portuguese traveler when Portugal ruled the seas with a very unlikely name for a native of that co

  2. says:

    Thomas More's life blah blah feudalism in which virtually all power resided with enormous white ducks while the peasants had to wear roller skates even in bed The late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries blah blah Renaissance a flowering of platform heel shoes and massive shagging blah blah Italy blah blah

  3. says:

    Review FYI Read years ago wrote review in college Thomas More was the first to coin the word “utopia” More was the son

  4. says:

    The term 'utopia' in the way we use it today to refer to an ideal but unattainable state comes from this book whic

  5. says:

    Interesting mostly just because it's cool to see what people or at least Thomas More considered to be an ideal society back then Because really it isn't There's a lot that I thought was really strange about Utopia Latin for no place but here's what I remember most when parents are considering marrying their children off they have

  6. says:

    This book was published in 1516 and it's divided into two parts The first one made my eyes feel exhausted so I can sum up all that just by saying that More found his friend Peter and this one introduced him to a fella named Raphael a man who visited several countries to satisfy his desire to see the world He shared some opinions of the political scenario of his time a bit familiar; whether you are talking about

  7. says:

    Published in 1516 and originally written in Latin Utopia is a framed narrative depicting a life on a fictional island It is often de

  8. says:

    Not a book that I can recommend for enjoyment masterful prose or good storytelling Rather I think the value in reading is to see the backwardness of a Utopia envisioned by Thomas More an ‘enlightened’ man for the times Of course it is easy to be judgmental about his writings when looking in the rearview mirror at a book nearly 500 years oldMore a high level adviser to King Henry VIII envisions an island nation ‘U

  9. says:

    Painful like pulling teethAn experience not to be repeated

  10. says:

    You wouldn't abandon ship in a storm just because you couldn't control the winds Thomas More Utopia After reading Hilary Mantel's amazing first two Booker prizing winning books of her Henry VIII trilogy Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies I felt I needed to actually bust into Thomas More's Utopia How could I consider myself educated

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