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  1. 1. THOMAS MORE 1478 - 1535
  2. 2. BIOGRAPHY <ul><li>WAS BORN IN LONDON </li></ul><ul><li>EDUCATED AT OXFORD </li></ul><ul><li>AN MP </li></ul><ul><li>A CATHOLIC </li></ul><ul><li>FOUGHT AGAINST THE KING’S ABSOLUTE POWER </li></ul>
  3. 3. BIOGRAPHY <ul><li>REFUSED TO OBEY THE KING AS THE HEAD OF THE CHURCH </li></ul><ul><li>SENT TO THE TOWER </li></ul><ul><li>EXECUTED AS A TRAITOR </li></ul><ul><li>CANONISED LATER </li></ul>
  4. 4. “ UTOPIA” <ul><li>WRITTEN IN 1516 </li></ul><ul><li>POLITICAL ESSAY </li></ul><ul><li>WRITTEN IN LATIN </li></ul><ul><li>TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH IN 1551 </li></ul><ul><li>TWO PARTS </li></ul>
  5. 5. “ UTOPIA” <ul><li>A TRAVELLER RAPHAEL HYTHLODY </li></ul><ul><li>AN IMAGINARY CONVERSATION WITH THE WRITER </li></ul><ul><li>PART 1 – HYTHLODY’S OPINION OF ENGLAND </li></ul><ul><li>ATTACKS THE EVILS OF THE COUNTRY </li></ul><ul><li>PRIVATE PROPERTY, ENCLOSURE </li></ul>
  6. 6. “ UTOPIA” <ul><li>PART 2 </li></ul><ul><li>AN UNKNOWN LAND IN AN UNKNOWN SEA </li></ul><ul><li>AN IDEAL REPUBLIC </li></ul>
  7. 7. THE PRINCIPLES OF “UTOPIA” <ul><li>THE GOVERNMENT IS ELECTED </li></ul><ul><li>THE OLDEST MAN – THE GOVERNOR </li></ul><ul><li>NO PRIVATE PROPERTY </li></ul><ul><li>EVERYBODY WORKS </li></ul><ul><li>DIFFICULT WORK - SLAVES </li></ul>
  8. 8. THE PRINCIPLES OF “UTOPIA” <ul><li>TIME TO ENJOY MUSIC, ART, ETC. </li></ul><ul><li>ALL SCHOOLING IS FREE </li></ul><ul><li>MAN MUST BE HEALTHY AND WISE, BUT NOT RICH </li></ul>
  9. 9. INFLUENCE ON HISTORY <ul><li>BECAME POPULAR IN THE 19TH CENTURY </li></ul><ul><li>KARL MARX, FRIEDRICH ENGELS </li></ul><ul><li>PRINCIPLES OF COMMUNISM </li></ul><ul><li>ADOPETD BY THE 19TH CENTURY SOCIALISTS </li></ul>

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