AUTHORS A
   A   
B
   B   
C
   C   
D
   D   
 E
   E   
 F
   F   
 G
   G   
 H
   H   
 I
   I   
 J
   J   
 K
   K   
 L
   L   
 M
   M   
 N
   N   
 O
   O   
 P
   P   
 Q
   Q   
 R
   R   
 S
   S   
 T
   T   
 U
   U   
 V
   V   
 W
   W   
 X
   X   
 Y
   Y   
 Z
   Z   
 ALL
 ALL 
SEARCH TERM
SEARCH BY
CLASSIFICATION
CATEGORY
      
AUTHORS BY NATIONALITY
CLASSIFICATIONS
Art/Design & Architecture
Astronomy
Biography & Autobiography
Biology & Natural History
Chemistry
Children's Literature
Cooking & Cuisine
Drama & Romantic Fiction
Ecology & Environment
Economics & Finance
Education
Folklore/Mythology/Fantasy
General Reference
General Science
Geology/Mineralogy/Palaeont.
Historical Fiction
History
Horror/Supernatural/Occult
Humour & Satire
Language & Linguistics
Literary Criticism/Analysis
Mathematics
Medicine & Physiology
Military & War
Music
Mystery/Crime/Espionage
Philosophy, Ethics & Logic
Physics
Poetry
Politics, Government & Law
Psychology & Psychiatry
Religion & Theology
Science & Future Fiction
Sociology/Society/Anthropology
Sports, Hobbies & Games
Travel & Geography
Western Fiction

Desiderius Erasmus

Author Code: ODEX

Born: Oct. 26, 1466 - Netherlands

Died: Jul. 12, 1536 - Basel, Switzerland

Erasmus was educated in the church, became an Augustinian canon and was ordained a priest in 1492. He continued his theological studies in Paris and visited England on numerous occasions where he lectured at both Oxford and Cambridge. Here he became friends with, among others, Thomas More and John Colet. Known for the elegance of his Latin writing, his first work, Adagia (Adages) published in 1500, firmly established his scholarly reputation. The Manuell of the Cristen Knyght followed in 1503 and in 1509, he published his famous satire, The Praise of Folly (Encominium Moriae), which was squarely aimed at church dignitaries and theologians. In 1516, he published his Greek New Testament (with a Latin translation and critical notes) which was based on newly discovered manuscripts at the time. Many of his works had a profound impact on church reformers of the time and Erasmus is often regarded as a father of the Reformation, although his entire life he remained a devout Catholic and even published De Libero Arbitrio (On the Freedom of the Will, 1524) which contained a direct attack on Luther. Among Erasmus's other works are De Ratione Studii (On the Method of Study, 1511), Colloquia (Colloquies, 1518), Hyperaspistes (1526), and De Pueris Satim ac Liberaliter Instituendis (On Teaching Children Firmly but Kindly, 1529). Erasmus is regarded as one of the most eminent scholars of his era.

eBook Code Title/Sub-Title Pub. Yr Pages File Size Type Download Format Find Printed Copy
ODEX001 The Praise of Folly 1688 59 361k eBook Download PDF - 'The Praise of Folly' (ODEX001) Find a printed copy of The Praise of Folly by Desiderius Erasmus at AbeBooks

Note: An Asterisk (*) after an author´s name signifies that this is a Pseudonym



Click here To Subscribe
PayPal Acceptance Mark

Terms & Conditions        Privacy Policy

Copyright © 2001-2017. All Rights Reserved eBooks-Library.com