Erasmus: His Life, Works Influ
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Erasmus: His Life, Works Influ

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Erasmus: His Life, Works, and Influence is a comprehensive introduction to Erasmus's life, works, and thoughts. It integrates the best scholarship of the past twenty years and will appeal to undergraduates in all areas of cultural history as well as Erasmus specialists.
Hardcover, 239 pages
Published October 1st 1990 by University of Toronto Press
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Cornelis Augustijn has done us a great service. This slender volume explicates the essential story of Erasmus as clearly as any English major could hope and as briefly as any minimalist could pray. It allows Erasmus to speak for himself and provides essential context for many of the most important quotations. It is sober and thoughtful in presenting external evidence of Erasmus’ internal and external conflicts: (1) his commitment to humanism and philology, (2) his attachment to the Roman Catholi...more
Short review: This biography of Erasmus is extraordinary for its lucid brevity. It is no easy task to depict a figure of Erasmus’ stature—his life, works, and influence!—in 200 pages, but Augustijn succeeds. Overall this was an excellent book. I recommend it highly both for non-academics and for academic non-specialists.

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Erasmus His Life Works & Influ Erasmus: Der Humanist Als Theologe Und Kirchenreformer (Studies In Medieval And Reformation Thought , No 59) (German Edition) Die Kirche In Ihrer Geschichte, Bd.2:  Humanismus

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