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Excerpts from Erasmus' letters - originally in Latin of course...- are translated at the end of the book.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who is familiar with 16th century European history, and wants to learn more about Erasmus.
The one great encounter we celebrate was between Erasmus and Luther over the nature of free will and grace.
My husband really enjoyed Erasmus. Me not so much. The product is great; service was great. Book was a bit much for me, but I am not into that age or philosophy. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Himbertoni
Superficial analysis of Erasmus' life and thought. In particular, the discussion of the content and significance of his writings is superficial and not very useful.Published 16 months ago by David P. Putney
This book by one of the best Dutch historians (author of 'The Waning of The Middle Ages') about one of the greatest Dutch philosophers (author of 'The Praise of Folly') is a nice... Read morePublished on July 13, 2012 by Mei
I think this is a good book. I wanted to know more about Erasmus, and now I do. This book was referred to in another book I read Christianity: The First Three Thousand Yearsso I... Read morePublished on May 9, 2010 by Absolut_Me
Huizinga, Johan, Erasmus and the Age of Reformation with a selection from the Letters of Erasmus (London, Phoenix Press, 1924)
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It is not often that a book manages to take an eminently fascinating historical figure and completely subsume the material within an experience so tormenting that the reader is... Read morePublished on November 4, 2009 by Jason L. Watson