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In Praise of Folly by Desiderius Erasmus

In Praise of Folly (1511)

by Desiderius Erasmus

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Rebinding by Harcourt Bindery for $75
  ajapt | Dec 30, 2018 |
Clever. A famous work of the Renaissance, it led to the questioning of absurd abuses of authority in the Church. Some say it laid the groundwork for the Reformation. ( )
  JVioland | Jul 14, 2014 |
Un clásico, sin duda. Ya desde el Renacimiento era muy evidente que la humanidad está gobernada por la estulticia, la cual es hija de la avaricia. ( )
  jmgasca | Apr 4, 2012 |
met enige regelmaat hardop lachen, zeker bij de theologie stukken. Ik merkte wel dat ik kennis te kort schoot om alles te begrijpen. Lezen was geen probleem, maar ik kon me niet aan de indruk onttrekken dat ik hier en daar toch veel miste ( )
  Hopsakee | Apr 3, 2011 |
1740 edition
  richardhobbs | Dec 12, 2010 |
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Desiderius Erasmusprimary authorall editionscalculated
Bange, PettyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dean, Leonard F.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dirkzwager Czn., A.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Eliass, KārlisTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Eliass, KristapsTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hiensch, A.J.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Holbein, Hans (de Jongere)Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hudson, Hoyt HopewellTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jagtenberg, A.Cover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Levi , A. H. T.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Loon, Hendrik Willem VanIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Medina, JaumeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nielson, A. C.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nolhac, Pierre deTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nordberg, MichaelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Radice, BettyTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rat, MauriceContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vermeer-Pardoen, J.M.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wilson, JohnTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Zariņš, VilnisForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Erasmo, con "Elogio della Follia", guarda e invita a guardare alla demenza del mondo con occhi nuovi: nella consapevolezza che la realtà è quella che è e, in fondo, ci sono sempre delle "ragioni" in quello che gli uomini fanno - come non tarderà a sottolineare il Machiavelli - per cui vale forse la pena di dar credito alla "follia".
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Erasmus of Rotterdam (c. 1466 1536) is one of the greatest figures of the Renaissance humanist movement, which abandoned medieval pieties in favour of a rich new vision of the individual's potential. Praise of Folly, written to amuse his friend Sir Thomas More, is Erasmus's best-known work. Its dazzling mixture of fantasy and satire is narrated by a personification of Folly, dressed as a jester, who celebrates youth, pleasure, drunkenness and sexual desire, and goes on to lambast human pretensions, foibles and frailties, to mock theologians and monks and to praise the folly' of simple Christian piety. Erasmus's wit, wordplay and wisdom made the book an instant success, but it also attracted what may have been sales-boosting criticism. The Letter to Maarten van Dorp, which is a defence of his ideas and methods, is also included.

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This sixteenth-century religious satire by a Renaissance critic and theologian is "a masterpiece of humor and wise irony" (Johan Huizinga, Dutch historian). At the onset of his hugely successful satire of medieval European society, Dutch scholar Desiderius Erasmus invokes the goddess Folly, daughter of Youth and Wealth, who was raised by Drunkenness and Ignorance. She's followed by idolatrous companions, including Self-love, Flattery, Pleasure, and Laziness. Through Folly's wry and humorous speech, Erasmus denounces the superstitions and nonsensical eccentricities of his contemporary theologians and churchmen, monastic life, and the condition of the Catholic Church. An immensely influential humanist text, In Praise of Folly helped lay the groundwork for the Protestant Reformation and marked a transitional time between medieval beliefs and modern ideals.… (more)

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