International Thomas More Bibliography: Introduction


Note: The International Thomas More Bibliography is a very extensively revised and augmented version of the Bibliographical Appendix to my Ph.D. Dissertation. Any comments, corrections, suggested additions or queries can be sent to the editor at

Version 1.4a (); © Romuald I. Lakowski ,

Table of Contents


International Thomas More Bibliography

Opera Omnia, Correspondence and Humanistic Works
Polemical and Devotional Works and Trial
Background Studies
Family and Friends, and Biographies
Thomas More and the Creative Arts
Utopia Part A: Editions and Translations
Utopia Part B: Studies
Calendars of the Letters and Papers of Thomas More, John Fisher, and John Colet (Under Development)

Contemporaries of Thomas More

Part I: Fisher, Colet and the Carthusians
Part II: Early English English Renaissance (A—H)
Part III: Early English English Renaissance (J—W)



There are several different versions of this bibliography available on the Internet, representing different stages in its development. Here are the principal stages.
1). While working on my Ph.D. dissertation on Sir Thomas More and the Art of Dialogue (UBC, 1993), I compiled some major bibliographic resources for future research, including not only a bibliography on Thomas More but also one for the Early English Renaissance and for the Northern Renaissance and Erasmus. The Thomas More Bibliography (some 1,800 items) was included as an Appendix in the final Library copies of my thesis: See

2) A revised version the Utopia section of my Bibliography (some 700 items) was published in HTML format in the electronic journal Early Modern Literary Studies in Vol 1.2 (August 1995). See and

3) The editor of EMLS then set up a special offprint area off the journal called Interactive EMLS or iEMLS. I converted the rest of my thesis into HTML format in 1996 and 1997, including dividing the remainder of the thesis bibliography (which I had slightly revised) into two further files called Thomas More Bibliography (Part A) and Thomas More Bibliography (Part B). (For a total of 2,200 items including the revised Utopia section). For the online offprint of the whole thesis (including the link to the bibliographical files), see Unfortunately, the links within this webpage no longer work (even though the individual files are actually on the Sheffield Hallam website), but see the "Mirror Site" below (where all the links work except the one to the Utopia bibliography above).

4) After a gap of over a dozen years (during which time I did make a few further revisions to the bibliography files), I returned to the revising the bibliography in earnest in 2010, and decided to create a new bibliography called the International Thomas More Bibliography (ITMB for short), based on the older bibliography (including permission from the editors of EMLS to reuse the earlier Utopia Bibliography.)

The links to the current bibliography are: and


Versions of ITMB:

Version 1: , about 4,500 items divided into eight files.

Version 1.1: , adds about 900 new items and one new file, and includes many revisions of existing items especially of primary texts. The new file includes bibliographies of John Fisher, John Colet and a rudimentary bibliography of the English Carthusians.

Version 1.2: , adds about 300 new items, and includes a very substantial revision of the section on Thomas More and the Creative Arts, to which most of the new items have been added.

Version 1.21: , adds about 100 new items to the bibliography, for a total of about 6,400 unique items, including reviews.

Version 1.3: , adds two new files:
(a) Calendars of the Letters and Papers of Thomas More, John Fisher, and John Colet
(b) Contemporaries of Thomas More: Early English Renaissance
The bibliography now includes about 7,500 items (including the Calendars).

Version 1.4a: , adds two new files:
A) The Early English Renaissance is now divided into 2 files:
      1. Early English English Renaissance (A—H)
      2. Early English English Renaissance (J—W)
B) The Table of Abbreviations as been moved into a separate file from the Introduction.
The bibliography now includes about 8,000 items (including Reviews). The Calendars include another 1200+ items.