Desiderius Erasmus

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The Dutch humanist Desiderius Erasmus was the greatest scholar of the northern Renaissance, as well as the first editor of the New Testament. A classical scholar that wrote in a pure Latin style, Erasmus earned the sobriquet “Prince of the Humanists”. Using the philological methods pioneered by Italian humanists, he helped lay the foundations for the historical-critical study of the past. This comprehensive eBook presents Erasmus’ collected works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Erasmus’ life and works
* Concise introductions to the texts
* All the major works, with individual contents tables
* Features rare translations appearing for the first time in digital publishing
* Two translations of ‘The Praise of Folly’: John Wilson and the anonymous 1887 Hamilton, Adams and Co. Translation
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the dialogues or essays you want to read
* Special criticism section, with essays evaluating Erasmus’ contribution to literature, including P. S. Allen’s seminal study
* Features three biographies – immerse yourself in Erasmus’ medieval world
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

CONTENTS:

The Books
The Manual of a Christian Knight
The Praise of Folly
Colloquies
Ciceronianus
The Education of Children
Against War
The Complaint of Peace

The Criticism
The Age of Erasmus by P. S. Allen
Times of Erasmus and Luther: Three Lectures by James Anthony Froude

The Biographies
Erasmus and the Age of Reformation by Johan Huizinga
Erasmus by Richard Claverhouse Jebb
Life of Erasmus by P. S. Allen

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