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The praise of folly / by Desiderius Erasmus ; translated from the Latin, with an essay & commentary by Hoyt Hopewell Hudson ; with a new foreword by Anthony Grafton.

Author/creator Erasmus, Desiderius, -1536
Other author/creatorHudson, Hoyt H. (Hoyt Hopewell), 1863-1944.
Other author/creatorGrafton, Anthony (Anthony Thomas), 1950-
Format Electronic and Book
EditionFirst Princeton Classics edition.
Publication InfoPrinceton : Princeton University Press, 2015.
Descriptionliv, 165 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Supplemental Content Full text available from Ebook Central - Academic Complete
Subject(s)
Uniform titleMoriae encomium. English
Series Princeton classics
Princeton classics.
Abstract "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 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."--Publisher's description.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 143-153) and index.
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2015930404
ISBN0691165645 (paperback)
ISBN9780691165646 (paperback)

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