The Praise of Folly / Edition 1

The Praise of Folly / Edition 1

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by Desiderius Erasmus, John E. (Translator) Wilson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0879758856

ISBN-13: 9780879758851

Pub. Date: 05/28/1994

Publisher: Prometheus Books

About the Author:
The second illegitimate son of a priest and of a doctor's daughter, Erasmus was born in Rotterdam around 1467. His parents died while he was young, and he had little choice but to join a monastery, where ultimately his literary talent was revealed. His first trip to England was momentous: he met several leading scholars and churchmen,…  See more details below

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About the Author:
The second illegitimate son of a priest and of a doctor's daughter, Erasmus was born in Rotterdam around 1467. His parents died while he was young, and he had little choice but to join a monastery, where ultimately his literary talent was revealed. His first trip to England was momentous: he met several leading scholars and churchmen, notably the theologians John Colet and Thomas More, who became his life-long friends and who influenced his work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879758851
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
05/28/1994
Series:
Great Minds Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionix
Bibliography and Abbreviationsxxvii
A Note on the Text, the Footnotes, and Erasmus' Revisionsxxxiii
Erasmus' Prefatory Letter to Thomas More1
The Praise of Folly7
Erasmus' Letter to Martin Dorp (1514)139
An Afterword to the Praise of Folly175
Index189

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