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Erasmus on Literature

His ‘Ratio’ or ‘System’ of 1518–1519

Series: Erasmus Studies
Edited by: Mark Vessey
Translated by: Robert D. Sider
Foreword by: Anthony Grafton

Written more than half a century before Sir Philip Sidney’s well-known Apology for Poetry, Erasmus’ Ratio or ‘System’ is an almost lost masterpiece of Renaissance literary theory and interpretive practice, now available for the first time in English in a convenient student edition.

Author Information

GraftonAnthony:

Anthony Grafton is Henry Putnam University Professor of History at Princeton University.
VesseyMark:

Mark Vessey is Principal of Green College and Professor of English Literature at the University of British Columbia.
SiderRobert D.:

Robert D. Sider is General Editor of the New Testament Scholarship for the Collected Works of Erasmus.

Audience: College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;

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