Erasmus In Praise of Folly: Illustrated by Desiderius Erasmus

Erasmus In Praise of Folly: Illustrated

byDesiderius Erasmus, Andrew Dickson White (Translator)

Kobo ebook | July 4, 2017

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In Praise of Folly (Latin: Stultitiae Laus or Moriae Encomium—sometimes translated as In Praise of More; Greek title: Morias enkomion; Dutch title: Lof der Zotheid) is an essay written in Latin in 1509 by Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam and first printed in 1511.

Inspired by Italian humanist Faustino Perisauli's De Triumpho Stultitiae, it is a satirical attack on superstitions and other traditions of European society as well as on the western Church.

Erasmus revised and extended the work, which he originally wrote in the space of a week while sojourning with Sir Thomas More at More's estate in Bucklersbury. In Praise of Folly is considered one of the most notable works of the Renaissance and played an important role in the beginnings of the Protestant Reformation.

Title:Erasmus In Praise of Folly: IllustratedFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 4, 2017Publisher:BertaBooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:8826478430

ISBN - 13:9788826478432

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