The Essential Works of Thomas More Thomas More, Gerard B. Wegemer, Stephen W. Smith

Publication date:
11 Feb 2020
Yale University Press
1520 pages: 254 x 203 x 59mm
102 b-w illus.
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The first comprehensive one-volume collection of St.Thomas More’s writing

“[A] tremendous scholarly undertaking. . . . Accessible and transparent to both scholars and the general audience.”—Renaissance and Reformation

In this book, Wegemer and Smith assemble More’s most important English and Latin works for the first time in a single volume. This volume reveals the breadth of More’s writing and includes a rich selection of illustrations and artwork. The book provides the most complete picture of More’s work available, serving as a major resource for early modern scholars, teachers, students, and the general reader.

Gerard B. Wegemer is a Professor of English at the University of Dallas. Stephen W. Smith is Dean of Humanities and the Temple Family Chair of English at Hillsdale College. Wegemer and Smith cofounded the Center for Thomas More Studies in 2000.

“Similar to those humanists in the past who imitated and vivified their ancient models, Wegemer and Smith have given us a living More for our times.”—Travis Curtright, Moreana

“Here, under the covers of one volume, we have an unparalleled opportunity to encounter the historical, intellectual, political, legal, cultural, religious, and spiritual More, whose brilliance of mind and conscience and consciousness permeate his writing.”—Elizabeth McCutcheon, University of Hawai

“This volume enables More scholars to situate their work within a richer context."—John F. Boyle, University of St. Thomas