Desiderius Erasmus Biography


Augustijn, Cornelis. Erasmus: His Life, Works, and Influence. Translated by J. C. Grayson. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1991. Augustijn puts Erasmus’s life in the context of the political, economic, and intellectual climate of the time, sketches his education and early career; and examines the nature, significance, and impact of his major works—all in the light of late twentieth century scholarship.

DeMolen, Richard L., ed. Essays on the Works of Erasmus. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1978. DeMolen assembles a collection of fourteen essays by leading scholars on the individual works of Erasmus in order to provide an interpretation of a central theme in each work.


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