Erasmus: Man of Letters
About the Book
Title: Erasmus: Man of Letters
Publisher: Princeton University Press, Princeton
Publication Date: 1993
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
Gilt lettered terra cotta cloth in pictorial dust jacket. 284 pp with 28 illustrations. A very attractive book in near fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 20525
Synopsis: The name Erasmus of Rotterdam conjures up a golden age of scholarly integrity. However, as Lisa Jardine portrays him, Erasmus self-consciously created his own reputation as the central figure of the European intellectual world. The name Erasmus of Rotterdam conjures up a golden age of scholarly integrity. However, as Lisa Jardine portrays him, Erasmus self-consciously created his own reputation as the central figure of the European intellectual world.
Review: "'Erasmus, Man of Letters' may inspire skepticism about Erasmus's alleged sincerity, but it is hard not to feel increased admiration for the energy and ingenuity with which the indefatigable scholar continued to combine so successful a publicity campaign with his countless other literary achievements."
Alastair Hamilton, Times Literary Supplement
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