The One Thomas More

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    Thomas More"" the humanist. ""Sir Thomas More"" the statesman. ""Saint Thomas More"" the martyr. Who was Thomas More? Which characterization of him is most true? Despite these multiple images and the problems of More's true identity, Travis Curtright uncovers a continuity of interests and, through interdisciplinary contexts, presents one Thomas More.The One Thomas More carefully studies the central humanist and polemical texts written by More to illustrate a coherent development of thought. Focusing on three major works from More's humanist phase, The Life of Pico, The History of Richard III, and Utopia, Curtright demonstrates More's idea of humanitas and his corresponding programme of moderate political reform. Curtright then shows how More's later polemical theology and defense of the ecclesiastical courts were a continuation of his commitments rather than a break from them. Finally, More's prison letters are examined. His self-presentation in these letters is compared with other recent and iconic versions, such as those in Robert Bolt's Man for All Seasons and Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall. Instead of a divided mind emerging, Curtright ably shows More's integrity and consistency of thought.

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    Number of Pages: 240
    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9780813221861
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    Listed in: Literary studies: general, c 1700 to c 1900, Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church
    Publisher: The Catholic University of America Press

    Books by Travis Curtright

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