Tutor: John Cooper
Module type: Special Subject
Module code: HIS00031H
Thomas More has been the subject of several recent biographies and continues to be a controversial figure in English historiography. Much of the recent scholarship has emerged as archival sources in the public records have been examined more thoroughly, but a great deal has been stimulated by the Yale edition of the Complete Works, available in the library. This course will exploit these sources to engage students in a much-studied period of English history which continues to produce scholarly work of a vigorously contested nature, and thus the relationship between source material and historiography is one which can be very clearly drawn out. The course will follow a broadly chronological framework, placing More’s intellectual history in the context of his own career and of political and religious developments in England and Europe in the early 16th century.
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