The Praise of Folly / Edition 2

The Praise of Folly / Edition 2

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The Praise of Folly / Edition 2

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: 9780300097344
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 02/20/2003
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 942,182
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

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

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