Thomas More and his Utopia
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Thomas More and his Utopia with a historical introduction by Karl Kautsky

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Published by A. & C. Black in London .
Written in English


  • More, Thomas, -- Sir, Saint, -- 1478-1535,
  • More, Thomas, -- Sir, Saint, -- 1478-1535.

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Edition Notes

Translation of: Thomas More und seine Utopie

Statementby Karl Kautsky ; translated by H.J. Stenning
ContributionsStenning, H. J. b. 1889
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 250 p. ;
Number of Pages250
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14637882M

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