De Lof der Zotheid Desiderius Erasmus

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De Lof der Zotheid  by  Desiderius Erasmus

De Lof der Zotheid by Desiderius Erasmus
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Erasmus of Rotterdam (c. 1466-1536) is one of the greatest figures of the Renaissance humanist movement, which abandoned medieval pieties in favour of a rich new vision of the individuals potential. Praise of Folly, written to amuse his friend SirMoreErasmus of Rotterdam (c. 1466-1536) is one of the greatest figures of the Renaissance humanist movement, which abandoned medieval pieties in favour of a rich new vision of the individuals potential.

Praise of Folly, written to amuse his friend Sir Thomas More, is Erasmuss best-known work. Its dazzling mixture of fantasy and satire is narrated by a personification of Folly, dressed as a jester, who celebrates youth, pleasure, drunkenness and sexual desire, and goes on to lambast human pretensions, foibles and frailties, to mock theologians and monks and to praise the folly of simple Christian piety.

Erasmuss wit, wordplay and wisdom made the book an instant success, but it also attracted what may have been sales-boosting criticism. The Letter to Maarten van Dorp, which is a defence of his ideas and methods, is also included.



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