The Praise of Folly: Updated Edition

byDesiderius ErasmusForeword byAnthony Grafton

June 9, 2015|
The Praise of Folly: Updated Edition by Desiderius Erasmus
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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 Follyis 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 of theologians and the foibles that make us all human, while ultimately reaffirming the value of Christian ideals. No other book displays quite so completely the transition from the medieval to the modern world, and Erasmus''s wit, wisdom, and critical spirit have lost none of their timeliness today.

This Princeton Classics edition ofThe Praise of Follyfeatures a new foreword by Anthony Grafton that provides an essential introduction to this iridescent and enduring masterpiece.

Anthony Graftonis the Henry Putnam University Professor of History at Princeton University.
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Title:The Praise of Folly: Updated Edition
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:224 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0 in
Published:June 9, 2015
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780691165646

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