The Erasmus Reader

By Erika Rummel

© 1990

'A judicious and discerning selection of large extracts from the Collected Works of Erasmus ... thoughtfully designed to include major statements of Erasmus on civility in individual morals, humanistic study and education, the Christian life, reform of the church, and the peaceful constraint of political force. It is to my mind the most comprehensive and penetrating anthology of Erasmus' writing, forcefully revealing his central values.' – Charles Trinkaus, Emeritus Professor of History, University of Michigan 

'Rummel's collection makes available readable translations of Erasmus' most original and influential works – the books that made him the intellectual conscience of his generation of scholars and the inspiration of many Reformers who took positions he did not accept. They reveal the biblical scholar, the humanist and literary theorist, and the social critic that Erasmus was, far more fully and vividly than any previous anthology.' – Anthony Grafton, Program in History of Science, Princeton University 

'The high quality of the Toronto edition of the Collected Works of Erasmus has earned it a central place in the libraries of scholars around the world. The Erasmus Reader extends this impact to the carrels and desks of beginning and advanced students of Renaissance and Reformation history.' – Heiko A. Oberman, Director, Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies, University of Arizona

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  • Page Count: 376 pages
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'... The Erasmus Reader extends this impact to the carrels and desks of beginning and advanced students of Renaissance and Reformation history.'

The Erasmus Reader

By Erika Rummel

© 1990

'A judicious and discerning selection of large extracts from the Collected Works of Erasmus ... thoughtfully designed to include major statements of Erasmus on civility in individual morals, humanistic study and education, the Christian life, reform of the church, and the peaceful constraint of political force. It is to my mind the most comprehensive and penetrating anthology of Erasmus' writing, forcefully revealing his central values.' – Charles Trinkaus, Emeritus Professor of History, University of Michigan 

'Rummel's collection makes available readable translations of Erasmus' most original and influential works – the books that made him the intellectual conscience of his generation of scholars and the inspiration of many Reformers who took positions he did not accept. They reveal the biblical scholar, the humanist and literary theorist, and the social critic that Erasmus was, far more fully and vividly than any previous anthology.' – Anthony Grafton, Program in History of Science, Princeton University 

'The high quality of the Toronto edition of the Collected Works of Erasmus has earned it a central place in the libraries of scholars around the world. The Erasmus Reader extends this impact to the carrels and desks of beginning and advanced students of Renaissance and Reformation history.' – Heiko A. Oberman, Director, Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies, University of Arizona

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Heritage
  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 376 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.9in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Erika Rummel is a professor emerita in the Department of History at Wilfrid Laurier University.

  • Table of contents

    Introduction

    1. Erasmus: His Life and Works
      • Brief Outline of His Life / Compendium vitae
      • Catalogue of His Works / Catalogus lucubrationum
    2. Erasmus as Educator
      • The Antibarbarians / Antibarbarorum liber
      • On Education for Children / De pueris instituendis
      • On Good Manners / De civilitate
    3. Erasmus the Christian Humanist
      • The Ciceronian / Dialogus Ciceronianus
      • The Handbook of the Christian Soldier / Enchiridion militis christiani
    4. Erasmus as Reformer and Critic of the Church
      • Praise of Folly / Moriae encomium
      • Letter to Dorp / Letter 337
      • The Luther Affair / Letters 980, 1033, 1202
      • Julius Excluded from Heaven / Dialogus Julius exclusus e coelis
      • Shipwreck / Naufragium (from the Colloquies)
    5. Erasmus and Politics
      • The Education of a Christian Prince / Institution principis christiani
      • A Complaint of Peace / Querela pacis
      • On the War against the Turks / De bello turcico
      • One Ought to Be Born a King or a Fool / Aut regem aut fatuum nasci oprtere (from the Adages)

    Notes

    Chronology

    Bibliography

    English and Latin Titles of Erasmus' Works

    Index