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Presents an intellectual assessment of the rivalry between Desiderius Erasmus and Martin Luther that examines their respective characters and belief systems, sharing insights into their enduring influence and proper historical roles in Western...
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Erasmus was fascinated by proverbs and prepared a collection of more than 4,000 of them, accompanying each with his comments, sometimes in a few lines and sometimes in full-scale essays. His massive compendium, characterized by his wit, his...
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That Machiavelli's name has become synonymous with cold-eyed political calculation only heightens the intrinsic fascination of The Prince -the world's preeminent how-to manual on the art of getting and keeping power, and one of the literary...
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"This fellow Theroux seems to have been determined to scare off uncommitted readers. There’s much in this book to discourage the faint of heart. Somewhat like a haggis, whose savage appearance and reek can be daunting, what is found within may yet ..." Permalink
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