Collected Works of Erasmus: Controversies

By Desiderius Erasmus
Translated and edited by Charles Fantazzi

© 2019

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.

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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. The three texts in the present volume were written in response to his critics.

Collected Works of Erasmus: Controversies

By Desiderius Erasmus
Translated and edited by Charles Fantazzi

© 2019

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.

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Product Details

  • Series: Collected Works of Erasmus
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 280 pages
  • Dimensions: 7.0in x 0.8in x 9.8in
  • Author Information

    Desiderius Erasmus (c. 1466-1536), a Dutch humanist, Catholic priest, and scholar, was one of the most influential Renaissance figures. A professor of divinity and Greek, Erasmus wrote, taught, and travelled, meeting with Europe’s foremost scholars. A prolific author, Erasmus wrote on both ecclesiastic and general human interest subjects.


    Charles E. Fantazzi is Thomas Harriot Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus of Classics and Great Books at East Carolina University.
  • Table of contents

    1. Introduction

    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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