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The praise of Folly / by Desiderius Erasmus ; contributors: John Wilson (translator).


'The Praise of Folly', written in Latin in 1509 and spoken by the goddess Folly (who champions a lively enjoyment of life), was a bold satire on (in the cautious contemporary environment) not only Western classical traditions but also the Catholic Church. Dedicated to More himself, Erasmus wittily challenged entrenched views in so forthright (and humanist) a style that it could have brought him in direct conflict with the papacy. Fortunately the pope, Leo X, enjoyed the humor and the challenge! -- Amazon.

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  • ISBN: 9781444446685
  • Physical Description: ii, 57 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: [Lexington, KY] : Aeterna Publishing, 2010.
Subject: Folly > Religious aspects > Christianity.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Consortium of Ohio Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Community Library (Sunbury).


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Community Library (Sunbury) 879.7 Era (Text) 30210313183302 Nonfiction Available -

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