The Correspondence of Erasmus: Letters 2940 to 3141, Volume 21
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.
- Series: Collected Works of Erasmus
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- Page Count: 712 pages
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Author InformationDesiderius 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
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
Addenda to Earlier Volumes
Table of Correspondents
Works Frequently Cited
Short-Title Forms for Erasmus' Works
Corrigenda for Earlier Volumes
Subjects and Courses