The Essential Erasmus: Includes the Full Text of The Praise of Folly (Essentials)

by Desiderius Erasmus

Paperback, 1964

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Available

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In his own day a center of controversy, in the four hundred years since his death known too often solely as an apostle of mockery and irreverence, Erasmus can be seen today in a new light--as a humanist whose concen is at once contemporary and Christian. The Essential Erasmus is the first single volume in English to show the full spectrum of this Renaissance man's thought, which is no less profound because it is expressed with the grace, wit, and ironic detachment only a great writer can achieve. Contains the full text of In Praise of Folly

Publication

Plume (1964), Edition: Reissue, 400 pages

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½ (21 ratings; 3.6)
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