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An anthology of the most famous and important writings by or about Thomas More. Also see our Study Questions.

 

More’s masterful dramatization of how one can find courage and consolation in the face of physical and spiritual trials.


What were More’s guiding principles of leadership and in what ways might they remain applicable? This collection of ten scholarly essays addresses these questions by investigating More through his writings, his political actions, and in recent artistic depictions.


Called by C. S. Lewis a "great Platonic dialogue, perhaps the best in English," this book is also said to be "the classic controversy of the Reformation," and the wittiest. This beautiful new edition, with modernized English, gives easy access to More's art of conversation with a university student and tutor perplexed by the controversies surrounding Luther and Tyndale.


A collection of all the major documents from Thomas More's treason trial in 1535, analyzed by a team of legal and Tudor scholars. This study draws on extant scholarship and provides fresh analyses of the source documents.


"Thomas More" the humanist, "Sir Thomas More" the statesman, "Saint Thomas More" the martyr: Despite these multiple images and the problem of More's true identity, Travis Curtright uncovers a continuity of interests, and, through interdisciplinary contexts, presents the One Thomas More


This edition of the Utopia includes the maps and letters that accompanied Thomas More's first editions of this work. Also see our Study Questions.

A newly edited volume for the contemporary reader, this collection serves as a "life in letters" and offers the reader fresh insight into More's education, formation, and character. Also includes notes and relevant background texts.


This book analyzes Thomas More's earliest thoughts on the statecraft needed to enhance liberty and peace in a culture favoring war. It includes a close study of his little-known works, as well as Richard III and Utopia. Special attention is given to More's integration of Cicero, Seneca, and Sallust in these works.


Three short works in which More – with his usual wit – meditates upon death, purgatory, and conscience.

 

A recent edition of More's account of King Richard's rise to power. Also see our Study Questions.

 

The classic film rendition of Robert Bolt's play. This new Special Edition DVD includes an instructive thirty-minute special feature on More's life. Also see our Study Questions.

 

More’s commentary on the Passion of Christ reveal his final thoughts while imprisoned in the Tower of London.

 

This is an invaluable introduction to More's life and writings.

 

This recently published Scepter edition with modernized English presents More's artistic biography of a Renaissance figure with whom he identifies...while also learning from his mistakes. Includes More's poems on the 12 rules of spiritual battle, the 12 weapons of spiritual battle, and the 12 properties of a lover.