The Erasmus Reader

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University of Toronto Press, Jan 1, 1990 - Literary Criticism - 376 pages
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'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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Contents

Introduction
3
His Life and Works
15
Erasmus as Educator
51
Erasmus the Christian Humanist
123
christiani
138
Erasmus as Reformer and Critic of the Church
155
Erasmus and Politics
249
A Complaint of Peace Querela pads
288
On the War against the Turks De hello turcico
315
One Ought to Be Born a King or a Fool Aut regem out fatuum nasci
334
Notes
345
Chronology
367
Index
373
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Erika Rummel is a professor emerita in the Department of History at Wilfrid Laurier University and an adjunct professor at Emmanuel College, University of Toronto.

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