The Erasmus Reader / Edition 2

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'Rummel's collection makes available readable translations of Erasmus' most original and influential works; the books that made him the intellectual conscience of this 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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802068064
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
  • Publication date: 11/1/1990
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents


  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)




English and Latin Titles of Erasmus' Works


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