39 min

Ep. 12: Erasmus on fear, plague and prudence Experiencing Epidemics Podcast

    • History

In our twelfth episode, Professor Brian Cummings shares with us a letter written by the famous Dutch humanist Desiderius Erasmus (c. 1466-1536). In 1500, an outbreak of plague in Paris forced Erasmus to flee to Orléans. Months later, he remained skeptical about returning to the city even though his correspondents urged him to return. What did Erasmus have to say about prudence and active avoidance of taking unnecessary risks during epidemics? Find out in today’s episode.

Hosted by Gašper Jakovac

In our twelfth episode, Professor Brian Cummings shares with us a letter written by the famous Dutch humanist Desiderius Erasmus (c. 1466-1536). In 1500, an outbreak of plague in Paris forced Erasmus to flee to Orléans. Months later, he remained skeptical about returning to the city even though his correspondents urged him to return. What did Erasmus have to say about prudence and active avoidance of taking unnecessary risks during epidemics? Find out in today’s episode.

Hosted by Gašper Jakovac

39 min

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