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In Praise of Folly
     

In Praise of Folly

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by Erasmus, Hans Holbein (Illustrator)
 

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In Praise of Folly

By Erasmus

Brand New Edition

Fully Illustrated

Illustrated with many curious CUTS, Designed, Drawn, and Etched
By Hans Holbein
WITH PORTRAIT,
LIFE OF ERASMUS,
AND HIS
Epistle addressed to Sir Thomas More.

In Praise of Folly (Latin: Stultitiae Laus, sometimes translated as In Praise of More; Greek title: Morias

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In Praise of Folly

By Erasmus

Brand New Edition

Fully Illustrated

Illustrated with many curious CUTS, Designed, Drawn, and Etched
By Hans Holbein
WITH PORTRAIT,
LIFE OF ERASMUS,
AND HIS
Epistle addressed to Sir Thomas More.

In Praise of Folly (Latin: Stultitiae Laus, sometimes translated as In Praise of More; Greek title: Morias Enkomion; Dutch title: Lof der Zotheid) is an essay written in Latin in 1509 by Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam and first printed in 1511. The essay was inspired by De Triumpho Stultitiae, written by the Italian humanist Faustino Perisauli, born at Tredozio, near Forlì.

Erasmus revised and extended the work, which he originally wrote in the space of a week while sojourning with Sir Thomas More at More's estate in Bucklersbury. In Praise of Folly is considered one of the most notable works of the Renaissance and played an important role in the beginnings of the Protestant Reformation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781494261443
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
11/24/2013
Pages:
174
Sales rank:
530,456
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.37(d)

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In Praise Of Folly 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
WittyPenName_ More than 1 year ago
This was an incredible book, we read it for my History of the Reformation course. Not only is this book important due to the significance of its author within the context of the Reformation, but the novel was an incredibly interesting commentary on the willingness of humanity to accept and praise "folly" over intellect and truth. The commentary is not only important as a historical context, but it so frequently applied to modern society. The novel was a bit hard to start, the first few pages were dense; but once I got past the first chapter I realized I understood it, and the rest was much more comprehensible. I highly recommend this book.
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