Thomas More

Thomas More was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman, and noted Renaissance humanist. He served Henry VIII as Chancellor of England and is well known for his book 'Utopia', a work of political satire that presents an ideal society. More was executed for refusing to acknowledge Henry as the head of the Church of England, and he was canonized by the Catholic Church as a saint in 1935.


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  1. 1. Utopia

    This book is a fictional work that presents a detailed description of an ideal society on an imaginary island located in the Atlantic Ocean. The narrative is presented as a dialogue between the author's character and a traveler who has visited the island. The society described is devoid of private property, with citizens living in communal dwellings, and it promotes education, religious tolerance, and a welfare state. The book explores political, social, and religious customs, providing a critique of European society and offering an alternative model of social organization.

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