In Praise of Folly (Dover Thrift Editions)

In Praise of Folly (Dover Thrift Editions)

by Desiderius Erasmus
     
 

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Witty, influential work by one of the greatest scholars of the Renaissance satirizes the shortcomings of the upper classes and religious institutions. Required reading for humanities classes, this literary gem is ripe with vignettes and caricatures — with Folly, a metaphor for stupidity, the centerpiece. Unabridged republication of the John Wilson translation

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Witty, influential work by one of the greatest scholars of the Renaissance satirizes the shortcomings of the upper classes and religious institutions. Required reading for humanities classes, this literary gem is ripe with vignettes and caricatures — with Folly, a metaphor for stupidity, the centerpiece. Unabridged republication of the John Wilson translation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486426891
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
02/10/2003
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions Series
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
272,203
Product dimensions:
5.18(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.23(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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