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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."

  • ISBN13: 9780691165691
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Pubilcation Year: 2015
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00304
Specifications
FormatPaperback
Publication DateJune 23, 2015
Pages304
Primary CategoryBiography & Autobiography/Historical - General

Erasmus, Man of Letters: The Construction of Charisma in Print - Updated Edition

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