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This front matter section of the book Secrets: Humanism, Mysticism, and Evangelism in Erasmus of Rotterdam, Bishop Guillaume Briçonnet, and Marguerite de Navarre contains the table of contents and the acknowledgments. The book focuses on three early modern Christian humanist figures who embed their spiritual thought and their ideas on secrecy in literature: Erasmus of Rotterdam, Guillaume Briçonnet, and Marguerite de Navarre. These humanists explored different kinds of secrets pertaining to religion, politics, courtly love, and aesthetics. They expressed their thoughts on sacred and secular forms of secrecy in different modes of literary expression, ranging from the comic to the tragic and from the narrative to the performative.

Keywords: Erasmus of Rotterdam; evangelism; Guillaume Briçonnet; humanism; Marguerite de Navarre; mysticism; secrecy



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