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  • The Praise of Follyby Desiderius Erasmus; Anthony Grafton

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 16.95

    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...

  • Erasmus, Man of Lettersby Lisa Jardine; Lisa Jardine

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 18.95

    The name Erasmus of Rotterdam conjures up a golden age of scholarly integrity and the disinterested pursuit of knowledge, when learning could command public admiration without the need for authorial self-promotion. Lisa Jardine, however, shows that Erasmus self-consciously created his own reputation as the central figure of the European intellectual... 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...

  • Dilectus ciborumby Werner Tietz

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 66.23

    Das Essen wird in der römischen Literatur häufig als Symbol für nicht-kulinarische Sachverhalte verwendet. So repräsentiert die Erwähnung besonders zubereiteter Speisen gewisse Verhaltensweisen des Verzehrenden. Werner Tietz untersucht den Zeichencharakter von Essen in der römischen Gesellschaft und dessen Bedeutung für die soziale Kommunikation unter... more...

  • Humanism and Styleby Clarence H. Miller

    Lehigh University Press 2011; US$ 64.99

    Clarence Miller's Humanism and Style: Essays on Erasmus and Thomas More provides an illuminating and circumstantial engagement with the word of two great humanists. Miller's essays cover a complex terrain that includes the rhetorical functions of stylistic shifts, the deployment of proverbial wisdom, engagement with ancient texts in an early modern... more...

  • Mögliches, Unwahrscheinliches, Fabelhaftesby Alexander Markus Schilling

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2014; US$ 27.67

    <P>Zu Beginn des 19. Jahrhunderts wurde durch keinen Geringeren als Johann Wolfgang von Goethe eine "Geschichte der drei Könige" (<EM>Historia trium regum</EM>) wieder entdeckt, die seither dem Karmelitermönch Johannes von Hildesheim (?1375) zugeschrieben wird und eine ? früh in zahllose Volkssprachen übersetzte ? literarische... more...

  • Ekkehardus poeta qui et doctusby Stefan Weber

    Traugott Bautz 2003; US$ 18.39

    Ekkehart IV. von St. Gallen (? um 1060) gehört zu den herausragenden Persönlichkeiten des mittelalterlichen St. Gallen. Das bedeutendste Werk des gelehrten Mönchs, der als Lehrer, Chronist und Dichter an diesem namhaften Ort wirkte, sind die "Casus sancti Galli" - eine Weiterführung der schon früher begonnenen St. Galler Klosterchronik. Weniger... more...

  • Lazarillo de Tormes (Primera y segunda partes)by Anónimo

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 3.00

    The story opens with Lázaro introducing his family: his father has died and he lives with his mother, stepfather, who is black, and his mulatto brother. Soon after, the stepfather is also executed for stealing. Then Lázaro is in the service of a blind man who teaches him his wiles to help him survive. The blind man is cruel and whips Lázaro each day.... more...

  • Diálogosby Luis Vives

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 3.00

    Los Diez Libros de Arquitectura de Marco Vitruvio Polión es el primer tratado escrito sobre arquitectura que se conoce. more...

  • Venantius-Interpretationenby Oliver Ehlen

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2012; US$ 64.89

    <P>Am Ende der klassischen literarischen Tradition steht ein heute fast vergessener, aber äußerst produktiver Autor, der lateinische Dichter Venantius Fortunatus aus dem sechsten Jahrhundert nach Christus. Obwohl er den größten Teil seines Lebens im Merowingerreich in enger Verbindung zum Kloster der heiligen Radegunde in Poitiers verbringt,... more...