The Correspondence of Erasmus: Letters 2940 to 3141, Volume 21

By Desiderius Erasmus
Edited by James M. Estes
Translated by Alexander Dalzell

© 2021

This volume comprises Erasmus' correspondence during the final two years of his life, June 1534–August 1536. In the public sphere it was a time of dramatic events: the reconquest of the duchy Württemberg from its Austrian occupiers; the siege and destruction of the Anabaptist "kingdom" at Münster; Charles V's great victory at Tunis; and the resumption of the Habsburg-Valois wars in Italy. In the private sphere, these were years of deteriorating health, thoughts of impending death, and the loss of close friends (including Thomas Fisher and Thomas More, both executed by Henry VIII). At the same time, however, Erasmus managed to publish his longest book, Ecclesiastes, and to make arrangements, in his final will, for his considerable wealth to be spent for charitable purposes after his death.

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This final volume of the Correspondence subseries of the Collected Works of Erasmus includes the letters from Erasmus’ final years.

The Correspondence of Erasmus: Letters 2940 to 3141, Volume 21

By Desiderius Erasmus
Edited by James M. Estes
Translated by Alexander Dalzell

© 2021

This volume comprises Erasmus' correspondence during the final two years of his life, June 1534–August 1536. In the public sphere it was a time of dramatic events: the reconquest of the duchy Württemberg from its Austrian occupiers; the siege and destruction of the Anabaptist "kingdom" at Münster; Charles V's great victory at Tunis; and the resumption of the Habsburg-Valois wars in Italy. In the private sphere, these were years of deteriorating health, thoughts of impending death, and the loss of close friends (including Thomas Fisher and Thomas More, both executed by Henry VIII). At the same time, however, Erasmus managed to publish his longest book, Ecclesiastes, and to make arrangements, in his final will, for his considerable wealth to be spent for charitable purposes after his death.

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Product Details

  • Series: Collected Works of Erasmus
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 712 pages
  • Illustrations: 12
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
  • 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.


    James M. Estes is professor emeritus of history at Victoria College, University of Toronto.


    Alexander Dalzell was professor emeritus of classics at Trinity College, University of Toronto.
  • Table of contents

    Illustrations

    Preface

    Map Showing the Principal Places Mentioned in Volume 21

    Letters 2940 to 3141

    The Spurious Letter to Pietro Corsi (1535)

    Erasmus' Last Will

    The Letter to Petrus Paludanus

    Expositio Fidelis

    Addenda to Earlier Volumes

    Table of Correspondents

    Works Frequently Cited

    Short-Title Forms for Erasmus' Works

    Corrigenda for Earlier Volumes

    Index

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