L'éniqme du pont d'Amaurote

Translated title of the contribution: The enigma of the Bridge of Amaurote

Joaquim Machado De Araújo, Alberto Filipe Araújo

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Once Utopia was completed, More sent it to Antwerp for Peter Giles to read, and to indicate any faults he might detect. More's reference to possible errors in his reporting of Raphaël's narration has been interpreted as one detail, among others, destined to create the impression that the island really existed. The authors consider one such detail, the bridge over the river Anydrus at Amaurotum, an enigma. They explore the significance of this enigma as a key to Utopia's affabulation.

Translated title of the contributionThe enigma of the Bridge of Amaurote
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)69-83
Number of pages15
Issue number151-152
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Disproportion
  • Measurement
  • Meditation
  • Transcendence
  • Utopia


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