Collected Works of Erasmus: Controversies, Volume 75
Published: March 2019© 2019
280 Pages, 7.00 x 9.80 x 0.80 in
Despite having enemies in the powerful Spanish religious orders, and being warned of the controversies that would arise, Erasmus published the fourth edition of his New Testament in 1527, resulting in a major crisis for Erasmianism in Spain. This period is marked by a bitter dispute between Erasmus and the conservative elements in Spain, involving behind-the-scenes manoeuvring, where it was impossible to distinguish friend from foe. Following this tension, a confrontation culminated in the Valladolid conference where enemies of Erasmus were obliged to come forward and where, following these events, Erasmus himself was forced to respond publicly to the charges brought against him.
The three texts in the present volume were written by Erasmus in response to his antagonists, and include An Apologia of Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam Against Several Articles Presented by Certain Monks in Spain, The Answer of Desiderius Erasmus to the Pamphlet of a Certain Fever-ridden Individual, and Letter to Certain Highly Impudent Jackdaws.
2. An Apologia of Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam
Against a Number of Articles Presented by Certain Monks in Spain
Des. Erasmi Roterodami Apologia adversus articulos aliquos
per monachos quosdam in Hispaniis exhibitos
3. The Answer of Desiderius Erasmus to the Pamphlet of a Certain Fever-ridden Individual
Desiderii Erasmi Responsio Adversus febricitantis cuiusdam libellum
4. Letter to Certain Highly Impudent Jackdaws
Epistola ad quosdam impudentissimos gracculos
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"In short, this new volume of The Collected Works of Erasmus will be welcomed with great interest not only by specialists but also by those interested in the history of the Inquisition, textual censorship, the impact of the Reformation in Spain and the religious culture in the first half of the sixteenth century in Castile, and finally Erasmus’ fundamental role in bringing to life the tensions existing in the religious and political spheres of the time."Jorge Ledo, Universidade da Coruña, Erasmus Studies