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  • Against Warby Desiderius Erasmus

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 2.60

    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$ 0.99

    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...

  • In Praise of Follyby Desiderius Erasmus

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 0.99

    This sixteenth-century religious satire by a Renaissance critic and theologian is “a masterpiece of humor and wise irony” (Johan Huizinga, Dutch historian). At the onset of his hugely successful satire of medieval European society, Dutch scholar Desiderius Erasmus invokes the goddess Folly, daughter of Youth and Wealth, who was raised by Drunkenness... more...

  • Against Warby Desiderius Erasmus

    Otbebookpublishing 2016; US$ 1.99

    A classic anti-war essay from the mid-1500s. Erasmus gives elegant arguments against war from both religious (Christian) and logical (economic, practical) points of view. He seems particularly alarmed and confused by Christians fighting wars with Christians. The problem, of course, is that people waging war only consider religious or logical reasons... more...

  • The Praise of Follyby Desiderius Erasmus; John Wilson

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.47

    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$ 15.42

    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...

  • Colloquiesby Desiderius Erasmus; R. Craig Thompson

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 1997; Not Available

    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...

  • Annotations on Galatians and Ephesiansby Desiderius Erasmus; Riemer Faber

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2017; Not Available

    Volume 58 in the Collected Works of Erasmus series contains, for the first time, the English translation of Erasmus’ Annotations on Paul’s Epistles to the Galatians and Ephesians. 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...