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  • Against Warby Desiderius Erasmus

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 2.99

    Dutch thinker and theologian Desiderius Erasmus played a key role in the development of humanism during the Renaissance and early modern periods. In Against War, Erasmus mounts a stunningly lucid and detailed argument against armed combat on humanistic grounds. It's a must-read for anyone who has strong feelings about the moral and ethical dimensions... more...

  • The Praise of Follyby Desiderius Erasmus

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    “The Praise of the Folly” is a humorous book that reflects the world like it really is. Extremely refreshing, witty and wise, Erasmus wrote this literary gem for the amusement of his learned friend Sir Thomas More. more...

  • In Praise of Follyby Desiderius Erasmus

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.00

    Witty, influential work by one of the great Renaissance scholars satirizes the shortcomings of the upper classes and religious institutions. A clever mix of drollery and fantasy, the work endures as a classic. more...

  • Against Warby Desiderius Erasmus

    Sheba Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 1.99

    In Against War, Erasmus mounts a stunningly lucid and detailed argument against armed combat on humanistic grounds. It's a must-read for anyone who has strong feelings about the moral and ethical dimensions of militaristic undertakings. more...

  • The Praise of Follyby Desiderius Erasmus; John Wilson

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    Erasmus of Rotterdam wrote the essay The Praise of Folly during a week at Sir Thomas More's estate in Bucklersbury. He later refined and extended the piece. In it he personifies Folly as a god, whose companions are likewise-personified sins and human weaknesses. His work criticizes the Catholic Church, and culminates in a statement of Christian... more...

  • The Praise of Follyby Desiderius Erasmus; Anthony Grafton

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 16.95 US$ 13.56

    Desiderius Erasmus (1466?1536) was a Dutch humanist, scholar, and social critic, and one of the most important figures of the Renaissance. The Praise of Folly is perhaps his best-known work. Originally written to amuse his friend Sir Thomas More, this satiric celebration of pleasure, youth, and intoxication irreverently pokes fun at the pieties... more...

  • Praise of Follyby Desiderius Erasmus; A. Levi; Betty Radice

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 12.68

    Erasmus of Rotterdam (c. 1466-1536) is one of the greatest figures of the Renaissance humanist movement, which abandoned medieval pieties in favour of a rich new vision of the individual's potential. Praise of Folly, written to amuse his friend Sir Thomas More, is Erasmus's best-known work. Its dazzling mixture of fantasy and satire is narrated by... more...

  • Controversiesby Desiderius Erasmus; Denis L. Drysdall

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2015; US$ 175.00

    Volume 73 of the Collected Works invites the reader to examine Erasmus’ own explanations of his philological method and its theological significance. more...

  • Colloquiesby Desiderius Erasmus; Craig R. Thompson

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2015; US$ 150.00

    Erasmus’ Familiar Colloquies grew from a small collection of phrases, sentences, and snatches of dialogue written in Paris around 1497 to help his private pupils improve their command of Latin. more...

  • Paraphrase on Luke 1 to 10by Desiderius Erasmus; Jane E. Phillips

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; US$ 170.00

    Paraphrase on Luke 1–10 contains the first half of Erasmus’s Paraphrase on Luke the second half of which appeared in this series in 2003 – and completes the set of translations of the Paraphrases into English. more...