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MORE, T.: Utopia (Unabridged)


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MORE, T.: Utopia (Unabridged)

 Thomas More’s Utopia stands out as one of the most striking political works ever written. Composed specifically as a response to Henry VIII’s break with Rome, the book meditates on the perfect society, while indirectly critiquing the political and social ills of Tudor England. Containing thoughts on religious pluralism, a welfare state and women’s rights, More’s book was well ahead of its time, already hinting at later theories on communism and capitalism centuries before Marx, Engels and Smith.

Disc 1

  Utopia (Unabridged)
1.   Utopia 00:09:56
2.   As he told us of many things that were amiss… 00:08:41
3.   'One day, when I was dining with him…' 00:06:50
4.   '"And it seems very unreasonable that…"' 00:06:13
5.   '"Banish these plagues, and give orders…"' 00:07:41
6.   'Those that are found guilty of theft…' 00:05:35
7.   'When I had related all this…' 00:07:28
8.   'To this I answered, 'You have done me…' 00:07:16
9.   'I confess,' said I, 'I think not very well.' 00:09:26

Disc 2

  Utopia (Unabridged)
1.   'If, I say, I should talk of these or such - like…' 00:07:45
2.   'Therefore, when I reflect on the wise and good…' 00:09:07
3.   'The island of Utopia is in the middle…' 00:07:44
4.   Of Their Towns, Particularly of Amaurot 00:06:18
5.   Of Their Magistrates 00:03:10
6.   Of Their Trades, and Manner of Life 00:06:14
7.   'Then consider how few of those that work…' 00:06:01
8.   Of Their Traffic 00:06:06
9.   'They have belonging to every town…' 00:06:39
10.   Of the Travelling of the Utopians 00:05:51

Disc 3

  Utopia (Unabridged)
1.   'It is certain that all things appear incredible…' 00:07:50
2.   'The Utopians wonder how any man…' 00:06:16
3.   'These are their religious principles…' 00:07:31
4.   'There are many things that in themselves…' 00:06:04
5.   'Thus, though the rabble of mankind look…' 00:05:28
6.   'But, of all pleasures, they esteem those…' 00:06:02
7.   'The people are industrious, apt to learn…' 00:06:25
8.   Of Their Slaves, and of Their Marriages 00:06:12
9.   'There was so much the more reason…' 00:06:52
10.   'They have but few laws, and such is their…' 00:08:15

Disc 4

  Utopia (Unabridged)
1.   Of Their Military Discipline 00:05:38
2.   'As soon as they declare war…' 00:05:55
3.   'This nation serves the Utopians against…' 00:06:20
4.   'It is hard to tell whether they are more…' 00:04:18
5.   Of the Religions of the Utopians 00:05:45
6.   'This law was made by Utopus, not only for…' 00:07:38
7.   'Some of these visit the sick; others mend…' 00:06:34
8.   'They have, indeed, very few of them…' 00:05:45
9.   'They offer up no living creature in sacrifice…' 00:08:53
10.   'The richer sort are often endeavouring…' 00:07:26

Total Playing Time: 04:25:08

More, Thomas

Meadows, Mark

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0217

Barcode: 9781843799238

Physical Release: 2016

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