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Erasmus, man of letters : the construction of charisma in print

Author: Lisa Jardine
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This monograph argues that Erasmus of Rotterdam self-consciously created his own reputation as the central figure of the European intellectual world, drawing heavily for this purpose on the skills of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
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Named Person: Desiderius Erasmus; Desiderius Erasmus; Érasme; Érasme; Desiderius Erasmus
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Jardine
ISBN: 0691057001 9780691057002
OCLC Number: 26853041
Description: x, 284 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Self-Portrait in Pen and Ink --
Ch. 1. 'A better portrait of Erasmus will his writings show': Fashioning the Figure --
Ch. 2. The In(de)scribable Aura of the Scholar-Saint in His Study: Erasmus's Life and Letters of Saint Jerome --
Ch. 3. Inventing Rudolph Agricola: Recovery and Transmission of the De inventione dialectica --
Ch. 4. Recovered Manuscripts and Second Editions: Staging the Book with the Castigatores --
Ch. 5. Reasoning Abundantly: Erasmus, Agricola, and Copia --
Ch. 6. Concentric Circles: Confected Correspondence and the Opus epistolarum Erasmi --
Conclusion: 'The name of Erasmus will never perish'.
Responsibility: Lisa Jardine.
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