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The name Erasmus of Rotterdam conjures up a golden age of scholarly integrity and the disinterested pursuit of knowledge, when learning could command public admiration without the need for authorial self-promotion. Lisa Jardine, however, shows that Erasmus self-consciously created his own reputation as the central figure of the European intellectual world. Erasmus himself--the historical as opposed to the figural individual--was a brilliant, maverick innovator, who achieved little formal academic recognition in his own lifetime. What Jardine offers here is not only a fascinating study of Erasmus but also a bold account of a key moment in Western history, a time when it first became possible to believe in the existence of something that could be designated "European thought."

Erasmus, Man of Letters by Lisa Jardine was published by Princeton University Press in June 2015. The ISBN for Erasmus, Man of Letters is 9780691165691.

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Details for Erasmus, Man of Letters

Page last updated 11th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherPrinceton University Press (June 2015)
EditionUpdated ed
Number of Pages304
Thickness20 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4315666
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