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The Praise of Folly

The Praise of Folly

Author: Desiderius Erasmus; Clarence H. Miller (Introduction by)
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1979. A fine copy with a previous owners bookplate to the front pastedown.

Praise of Folly is an essay written in Latin in 1509 by Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam and first printed in 1511. Inspired by De Triumpho Stultitiae, written by the Italian humanist Faustino Perisauli, born at Tredozio, near Forl . 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.
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General Fields

  • : 9780300022797
  • : Yale University Press
  • : Yale University Press
  • : May 1979
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : xxxiv, 184
  • : 873
  • : Hardback
  • : Desiderius Erasmus; Clarence H. Miller (Introduction by)