Erasmus' The Praise of Folly. Printed Five Centuries Ago
(Hans Trapman) The Low Countries - 2011, № 19, pp. 170-177
The Praise of Folly occupies a very modest position within Erasmus' oeuvre. Nowadays he is judged on the basis of this book. The impression may have arisen that it was employed only as a weapon in the fight against everything that was wrong in the Church, state and society. But for most readers the book was first and foremost a source of relaxation and pleasure.
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