In Praise of Folly by Erasmus (Book Analysis)

In Praise of Folly by Erasmus (Book Analysis)

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This engaging summary presents an analysis of In Praise of Folly by Erasmus, an entertaining yet thought-provoking essay written from the perspective of Folly herself. The essay focuses on social and religious issues and superstitions, raising interesting questions while still managing to remain amusing and light-hearted. In Praise of Folly is considered one of the most notable works of the Renaissance and played a significant role in the Protestant Reformation. Erasmus is often referred to as "Prince of the Humanists" or "the crowning glory of the Christian humanists", a clear sign of the immense impact he had on Christianity and humanism. His legacy continues today, with thousands of students across Europe studying at partner universities under the Erasmus programme, so-named in memory of him.

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Book details

Publication date
November 08, 2016
Page count
Paper ISBN
File size
1 MB