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  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; Not Available

    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...

  • The Colloquies of Erasmusby Desiderius Erasmus

    Digireads.com Publishing 2012; US$ 6.99

    The Dutch humanist Desiderius Erasmus was a hugely influential author of the Renaissance. His prolific and diverse writings made him a contentious figure, often inciting controversy for his criticism of religious institutions. Called the "Prince of Christian Humanists", Erasmus did a great deal to shape the course of the Protestant Reformation.... more...

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