Desiderius Erasmus


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Dutch humanist and theologian who was the leading Renaissance scholar of northern Europe

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The Erasmus Prize derives its name and inspiration from the Dutch humanist scholar, Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536).
Sir Thomas More, John Colet, and Desiderius Erasmus (who spent three extended periods in England, becoming a lifelong friend of More and Colet) (6) relentlessly attacked ecclesiastical abuses in their writings, on occasion with the resources of irony and satire.
Furey imaginatively examines epistolary interactions between Desiderius Erasmus, Thomas More, Margaret More Roper, Gasparo Contarini, Reginald Pole, and Vittoria Colonna, finding among them shared religious and literary interests that formed them into a religious community.
Moreover, it reminds us of Holbein's unexpected transformation from a talented German artist into one of the most individual and creative figures of the northern renaissance, someone capable of embodying the world of Desiderius Erasmus and Thomas More in pictorial form.
IT seems to come from Adagia - a work by the 16th century Dutch philosopher Desiderius Erasmus.
One exception about whom Henrik Van Loon wrote about so charmingly in his Lives, is Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466-1536).
Despite biting criticism by thinkers such as Desiderius Erasmus, the philosophy of Aristotle, as embellished by early medieval thinkers and, later, St.
Donald King checked out the rare, 17th century text by Dutch theologian Desiderius Erasmus sometime in 1945.
ENGLISH: In 1499, Dutch scholar Desiderius Erasmus wrote to a friend urging him to visit England because, "wherever you move, there is nothing but kisses".
Together with such recent work as Reinhard Strohm's The Rise of European Music 13801500 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993), Keith Polk's German Instrumental Music of the Late Middle Ages (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992), and many books and articles on particular composers, manuscripts, and music contexts, Music in the German Renaissance revises the picture of the scope and significance of German-speaking musical activity in Europe in the time of Johannes Gutenberg, Desiderius Erasmus, and Martin Luther, Dufay, Isaac, and Orlande de Lassus.
Lawrence, Desiderius Erasmus, Osip Mandelstam, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Zbigniew Herbert, Andre Brink, Breyten Breytenbach - as well as on people who aren't usually thought of as writers - the apartheid theorist Geoffrey Cronje - and on a variety of topics in the field of censorship: the feminist critique of pornography, the history of so-called publications control in South Africa, your personal experience of working under censorship.
The result is not one portrait of the "real" Desiderius Erasmus, but multiple vignettes; these are so varied in the way they view and assess Erasmus that the result at times verges on a complete relativism.
Augustine, Dante Alighieri, Desiderius Erasmus, William Tyndale, John Knox, John Milton, Thomas Jefferson, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.