Between utopia and dystopia: Erasmus, Thomas More, and the humanist Republic of Letters

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Abstract

The figure of the intellectual looms large in modern history, and yet his or her social place has always been full of ambiguity and ironies. Between Utopia and Dystopia is a study of the movement that created the identity of the universal intellectual: Erasmian humanism. Focusing on the writings of Erasmus and Thomas More, Hanan Yoran argues that, in contrast to other groups of humanists, Erasmus and the circle gathered around him generated the social space--the Erasmian Republic of Letters--that allowed them a considerable measure of independence. The identity of the autonomous intellectual e.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLanham, Md
PublisherLexington Books
Number of pages251
ISBN (Electronic)073913647X, 0739136496, 1282561162, 9780739136478, 9780739136492, 9786612561160
StatePublished - 2010

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