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At any rate, the mother took him, together with his brother Peter, and placed the
two in the school at Deventer. This meant a journey of around a hundred miles
and one wonders why she did not select a school less distant. The reason was ...
Erasmus, when twelve years old, heard him speak at Deventer. A younger man
than Agricola was his friend Alexander Hegius of like aspirations. While Agricola
wrote about education, Hegius practiced it as head of the school at Deventer.
48, 1.33) that Erasmus was nine when he went to Deventer and the statement of
Erasmus in the Exomologesis (LB V, 153?) that he witnessed the Jubilee which
Post shows to have occurred at Deventer in 1478 and not as at Rome in 1475.
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Well structured book on the life of Erasmus. Conveys that Erasmus was always trying to position himself as a peacemaker, and trying to avoid contention and violence as much as possible. However, in ... Read full review
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This is a well written book. It covers a life which is difficult to describe, without allowing one's personal prejudices to come to the fore: Erasmus is one of those people about whom, it is hard not ... Read full review
THE PRAISE OF FOLLY
THE SCOURGE OF PRINCES AND PRELATES
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