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'A judicious and discerning selection of large extracts from the "Collected Works of Erasmus" ... thoughtfully designed to include major statements of Erasmus on civility in individual morals, humanistic study and education, the Christian life, reform of the church, and the peaceful constraint of political force. It is to my mind the most comprehensive and penetrating anth

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Paperback, 376 pages
Published November 1st 1990 by University of Toronto Press
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the satire was the only thing that made this worth reading, i found myself disagreeing with him a lot, especially his humanistic principles.
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Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (28 October 1466 – 12 July 1536), known as Erasmus of Rotterdam, or simply Erasmus, was a Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher, and theologian.

Erasmus was a classical scholar and wrote in a pure Latin style. Among humanists he enjoyed the sobriquet "Prince of the Humanists", and has been called "the crowning glory of the Christian human
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