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Praise of folly ; and, Letter to Maarten Van Dorp, 1515

Author: Desiderius Erasmus; Betty Radice
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 1993.
Series: Penguin classics.
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Erasmus of Rotterdam (c. 1469-1536) was the greatest of the Renaissance humanists. Praise of Folly, first published in 1511, is both his best-known work and the best introduction to his thought.
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Genre/Form: Early works
Translations
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Desiderius Erasmus; Desiderius Erasmus; Desiderius Erasmus
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Desiderius Erasmus; Betty Radice
ISBN: 0140446087 9780140446081
OCLC Number: 30809077
Notes: "Introduction and notes have been brought up to date ... the translation was revised"--P. [x].
Description: lvi, 188 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Preface to the 1993 edition --
Introduction --
The importance of the Praise of Folly --
Erasmus, scholastics, humanists and reformers --
The Praise of Folly, Dorp and the spirituality of Erasmus --
Select Bibliography --
Praise of Folly --
Prefatory Letter --
Moriae encomium, that is the Praise of Folly --
Letter to Maarten Van Dorp, 1515 --
Index.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Praise of folly.
Letter to Maarten Van Dorp.
Moriae encomium.
Responsibility: Desiderius Erasmus ; translated by Betty Radice ; with an introduction and notes by A.H.T. Levi.
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Erasmus of Rotterdam (c. 1469-1536) was the greatest of the Renaissance humanists. Praise of Folly, first published in 1511, is both his best-known work and the best introduction to his thought.

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