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Erasmus, Man of Letters: The Construction of Charisma in Print



Author: Jardine, Lisa

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Format: Adobe ePUB

Content Language: English

eBook ISBN: 9781400866175

Print ISBN: 9780691165691

Size: 24,908 KB

Pages: 304

Publication Date: 2015-06-22

Category:
Biography & Autobiography > Philosophers

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Erasmus, Man of Letters: The Construction of Charisma in Print
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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."




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