The "dark" Middle Ages were followed by a time known in art and literature as the Renaissance. The word "renaissance" means "rebirth" in French and was used to denote a phase in the cultural development of Europe between the 14th and 17th centuries.
Thomas More, the first English humanist of the Renaissance, was born in London in 1478. Thomas More wrote in English and in Latin. The humanists of al1 European countries communicated in the
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we can to judge what is wrong in our society in the hope that our judgment will make us do some things right, even if we cannot make all things new this side of paradise.
*Mikhail Bakhtin, Rabelais and His World, tr. Helene Iswolsky, Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1984.
*Harry Levin, The Myth of the Golden Age in the Renaissance, New York, Oxford University Press, 1969.
*More, Thomas. Utopia. Trans. Paul Turner. New York: Penguin Books, 1965.