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Author Erasmus, Desiderius, -1536, author

Title In praise of folly / Desiderius Erasmus
Published Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2003
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Series Dover thrift editions
Dover thrift editions.
Summary Witty, influential work by one of the greatest scholars of the Renaissance satirizes the shortcomings of the upper classes and religious institutions. Required reading for humanities classes, this literary gem is ripe with vignettes and caricatures - with Folly, a metaphor for stupidity, the centerpiece. Unabridged republication of the John Wilson translation
Notes "This is an unabridged republication of a standard text of John Wilson's 1668 translation into English of Encomium moriae, which was written in 1509 and first published in 1511"--Publisher's info
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Folly -- Early works to 1800.
Genre/Form Early works.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0486111903 (electronic bk.)
1306333245 (electronic bk.)
9780486111902 (electronic bk.)
9781306333245 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Moriae encomium. English