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Author Yoran, Hanan, 1963-

Title Between utopia and dystopia : Erasmus, Thomas More, and the humanist Republic of Letters / Hanan Yoran
Published Lanham : Lexington Books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 251 pages)
Contents Humanism as form -- The construction of the Erasmian Republic of Letters -- Erasmian humanism : the reform program of the universal intellectual -- The politics of a disembodied humanist -- More's Richard III : the fragility of humanist discourse -- Utopia and the no-place of the Erasmian republic
Summary The figure of the intellectual looms large in modern history, and yet his or her social place has always been full of ambiguity and ironies. Between Utopia and Dystopia is a study of the movement that created the identity of the universal intellectual: Erasmian humanism. Focusing on the writings of Erasmus and Thomas More, Hanan Yoran argues that, in contrast to other groups of humanists, Erasmus and the circle gathered around him generated the social space--the Erasmian Republic of Letters--that allowed them a considerable measure of independence. The identity of the autonomous intellectual e
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Erasmus, Desiderius, -1536.
More, Thomas, Saint, 1478-1535.
Autonomy (Philosophy) -- Europe -- History -- 16th century.
Humanism -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 073913647X (cloth ; alk. paper)
0739136496 (electronic bk.)
9780739136478 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780739136492 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Erasmus, Thomas More, and the humanist Republic of Letters