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Erasmus, man of letters : the construction of charisma in print / Lisa Jardine.

Jardine, Lisa. (Author).
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Subject: Erasmus, Desiderius, -1536 > Authorship.
Érasme, m. 1536 > Style.
Authors, Latin (Medieval and modern) > Netherlands > Biography.
Authors and publishers > Netherlands > History > 16th century.
Scholarly publishing > Netherlands > History > 16th century.
Netherlands > Intellectual life > 16th century.
Printing > Netherlands > History > 16th century.
Authorship > History > 16th century.
Humanists > Netherlands.
Écrivains latins médiévaux et modernes > Pays-Bas > Biographies.
Écrivains et éditeurs > Pays-Bas > Histoire > 16e siècle.
Édition savante > Pays-Bas > Histoire > 16e siècle.
Imprimerie > Pays-Bas > Histoire > 16e siècle.
Art d'écrire > Histoire > 16e siècle.
Humanistes > Pays-Bas.
Pays-Bas > Vie intellectuelle > 16e siècle.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780691606811
  • ISBN: 0691606811
  • ISBN: 9781400863259
  • ISBN: 1400863252
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 284 pages) : illustrations, map.
  • Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1993.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-278) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: Self-Portrait in Pen and Ink -- Ch. 1. 'A better portrait of Erasmus will his writings show': Fashioning the Figure -- Ch. 2. The In(de)scribable Aura of the Scholar-Saint in His Study: Erasmus's Life and Letters of Saint Jerome -- Ch. 3. Inventing Rudolph Agricola: Recovery and Transmission of the De inventione dialectica -- Ch. 4. Recovered Manuscripts and Second Editions: Staging the Book with the Castigatores -- Ch. 5. Reasoning Abundantly: Erasmus, Agricola, and Copia -- Ch. 6. Concentric Circles: Confected Correspondence and the Opus epistolarum Erasmi -- Conclusion: 'The name of Erasmus will never perish'.
Summary: 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 Erasmu.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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