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In the tradition of "fool literature" produced by the ferment of new ideas that directly preceded the Protestant Reformation, Dutch priest, humanist, and scholar Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536) composed The Praise of Folly in 1509. Under Folly's mask, Erasmus boldly attacked the abuses of church and state, and pilloried the faults of those he saw around him: idle superstition, pedantry, religious hypocrisy, and human foolishness. In this elegant translation from the Latin by John Wilson, the reader can savor a great work of satire, which, in the classical tradition, chastises human beings for their follies and excesses, not with a rod but with a smile.

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ISBN:
9780879758851
Translator:
Wilson, John E.
Author:
Wilson, John E.
Author:
Erasmus, Desiderius
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Location:
Buffalo, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Folly
Subject:
Folly -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Great Minds Series
Series Volume:
10546
Publication Date:
19940531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
196
Dimensions:
8.48x5.35x.54 in. .56 lbs.

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