Erasmus in English 1523-1584, Volume II
The Praise of Folly and Other Writings

Edited by Alex Davis, Gordon Kendal and Neil Rhodes

Tudor and Stuart Translations 26/2 of 3

Modern Humanities Research Association

  Spring 2022

ISBN: 978-1-781889-45-9 (hardback)

ISBN: 978-1-781889-46-6 (paperback)

ISBN: 978-1-781889-47-3 (JSTOR ebook)

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This is volume 2 of 3. See also volume 1 here and volume 3 here.


Erasmus himself wrote nothing in any of the European vernaculars, but a considerable portion of his work was translated into English in the middle decades of the century. Although there have been several selections of his writings in modern translation, no attempt has been made to present his work to a modern audience in the form in which it was experienced by many sixteenth-century English readers.

The three volumes of this edition will be comprehensive, enabling readers to follow the translation and reception of the full range of Erasmus’s work in sixteenth-century England. With the exception of the Paraphrases the texts included will be complete.

Bibliography entry:

Davis, Alex, Gordon Kendal, and Neil Rhodes (eds), Erasmus in English 1523-1584, Volume II: The Praise of Folly and Other Writings, Tudor and Stuart Translations, 26 (Cambridge: MHRA, 2022)

First footnote reference: 35 Erasmus in English 1523-1584, Volume II: The Praise of Folly and Other Writings, ed. by Alex Davis, Gordon Kendal and Neil Rhodes, Tudor and Stuart Translations, 26 (Cambridge: MHRA, 2022), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Davis, Kendal, and Rhodes, p. 47.

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Bibliography entry:

Davis, Alex, Gordon Kendal, and Neil Rhodes (eds). 2022. Erasmus in English 1523-1584, Volume II: The Praise of Folly and Other Writings, Tudor and Stuart Translations, 26 (Cambridge: MHRA)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Davis, Kendal, and Rhodes 2022: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Davis, Kendal, and Rhodes 2022: 21.

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