Erasmus—The Praise of Folly
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When travelling from Italy to England in 1509 the name of Thomas More, the friend Erasmus was to meet again, suggested to him the idea of writing a praise of folly (Greek: moria). In More’s Londo…

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Trapman, Johannes, “Erasmus—The Praise of Folly”, in: Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World, General Editor Craig Kallendorf. Consulted online on 22 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2014
First print edition: ISBN:9789004265721

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