"Friends Hold All Things in Common" by Kathy Eden

Friends Hold All Things in Common Tradition, Intellectual Property, and the Adages of Erasmus Kathy Eden

Publication date:
11 Jul 2001
Yale University Press
208 pages: 210 x 140mm

Buy this eBook

Yale eBooks are available in a variety of formats, including Kindle, ePub and ePDF. You can purchase this title from a number of online retailers (see below).

?This learned and elegant study of Renaissance views of its relations with antiquity breaks new ground by extending the ancient topos concerning friendship and the question of intellectual property to a broader interpretation of Erasmus?s conciliatory and proprietary relations to the rival traditions of Christianity and classical culture.??Donald R. Kelley, James Westfall Thompson Professor of History

?This excellent book is full of fine scholarship that throws light on conceptions of intellectual property inherited from the classics by Renaissance scholars.??Louis Martz, Yale University

?In an age of e-mail, cyberspace, and the internet, Kathy Eden?s timely and important book on Erasmus? Adages helps us rethink commonly accepted notions of tradition, intellectual property, and friendship. This is humanistic scholarship at its best.??Victoria Kahn, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley

?In this slender volume scholars will find an important examination of the intellectual contexts shaping Erasmus?s conceptions of tradition and its relation to the writer. . . . Eden?s readable study offers backgrounds crucial to understanding Erasmus?s developing response in the Adages to the combined literary, philosophical, and Christian traditions.??Daniel T. Lochman, Sixteenth Century Journal

Co-winner of the 2002 Roland H. Bainton Prize in the Literature category, sponsored by the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference