IN PRAISE OF FOLLY by Desiderius ErasmusIN PRAISE OF FOLLY by Desiderius Erasmus

IN PRAISE OF FOLLY

byDesiderius Erasmus

Paperback | February 10, 2003

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Witty, influential work by one of the greatest scholars of the Renaissance satirizes the shortcomings of the upper classes and religious institutions. Required reading for humanities classes, this literary gem is ripe with vignettes and caricatures — with Folly, a metaphor for stupidity, the centerpiece. Unabridged republication of the John Wilson translation.
Desiderius Erasmus was born, probably in 1469, in Rotterdam, Holland. He studied in Paris, traveled in England, Germany, and Italy, and wrote in Latin. Living at the time of the Renaissance when most intellectual concepts were being examined, Erasmus was a great admirer of the ancient writers and edited many of their works. Erasmus rem...
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Title:IN PRAISE OF FOLLYFormat:PaperbackPublished:February 10, 2003Publisher:Dover PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0486426890

ISBN - 13:9780486426891

Appropriate for ages: 14

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