Augustijn, Cornelis. Erasmus: His Life, Works, and Influence, translated by J. C. Grayson. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1991, 239 p.
Studies Erasmus in the context of the humanist flowering of his time and attempts to draw the focus away from the conflict with Luther.
Schoeck, R. J. Erasmus Grandescens: The Growth of a Humanist's Mind and Spirituality. Nieuwkoop: De Graaf Publishers, 1988, 176 p.
Updates earlier biographies of Erasmus by giving more attention to context and attempting a more balanced view of Erasmus's position in Catholic-humanist controversies.
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