* 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
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The Manual of a Christian Knight
The Praise of Folly
The Education of Children
The Complaint of Peace
The Age of Erasmus by P. S. Allen
Times of Erasmus and Luther: Three Lectures by James Anthony Froude
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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The letters show Erasmus' attempts to justify his position and to win favour with rulers, other prestigious men, and powerful institutions, all influential in both secular and religious spheres. Although the Inquisition in Spain investigated his orthodoxy and did not bring charges against him, the Paris Faculty of Theology formally condemned 112 propositions drawn from Erasmus' works in December 1527. The letters in this volume, written by and to Erasmus in this critical time, represent a unique view of a Europe torn by war and breaking apart into religious confessionalism and regionally organized churches.
Throughout all this controversy, Erasmus repeatedly protested that the sole aim of his life's work was to promote the study of humanities for the profit of both knowledge and religion.
Volume 13 of the Collected Works of Erasmus series.