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Review Articles [65] Review Articles Jacques Chomarat, Grammaire et Rhétorique chez Erasme. Les Classiques de l'Humanism. Collection Publiée sous le Patronage de l'Association Guil- laume Budé, Etudes Vol. X (Paris: Société d'Edition 'Les Belles Lettres,' 1981), 2 vols., 1249 pp. I Readers of the Erasmus of Rotterdam Society Yearbook have already had a chance to get acquainted with a sample of Jacques Chomarat's book.1 I It whetted one's appetite to learn more about his work, even to undertake the arduous task of examining this colossal study on the role and significance of grammar and rhetoric in Erasmus. Although one could wish that the author had exercised more control over his loquacity,2 the test of one's attention span is richly rewarded by numerous significant insights, some of which appear to be groundbreaking indeed. These two volumes represent a landmark study in Erasmus research and arc bound to enter the list of secondary literature not merely as a massive but also as a monumental contribution. The scope of the study, originally a thesis for the doctorate in letters at the Sorbonne, is as comprehensive as its aim is ambitious. It proceeds from a 150-page long introductory analysis of the reality and role http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Erasmus of Rotterdam Society Yearbook Brill

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Publisher
BRILL
Copyright
© 1985 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
0276-2854
eISSN
1874-9275
D.O.I.
10.1163/187492785X00063
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[65] Review Articles Jacques Chomarat, Grammaire et Rhétorique chez Erasme. Les Classiques de l'Humanism. Collection Publiée sous le Patronage de l'Association Guil- laume Budé, Etudes Vol. X (Paris: Société d'Edition 'Les Belles Lettres,' 1981), 2 vols., 1249 pp. I Readers of the Erasmus of Rotterdam Society Yearbook have already had a chance to get acquainted with a sample of Jacques Chomarat's book.1 I It whetted one's appetite to learn more about his work, even to undertake the arduous task of examining this colossal study on the role and significance of grammar and rhetoric in Erasmus. Although one could wish that the author had exercised more control over his loquacity,2 the test of one's attention span is richly rewarded by numerous significant insights, some of which appear to be groundbreaking indeed. These two volumes represent a landmark study in Erasmus research and arc bound to enter the list of secondary literature not merely as a massive but also as a monumental contribution. The scope of the study, originally a thesis for the doctorate in letters at the Sorbonne, is as comprehensive as its aim is ambitious. It proceeds from a 150-page long introductory analysis of the reality and role

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Erasmus of Rotterdam Society YearbookBrill

Published: Jan 1, 1985

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