The Correspondence of Erasmus: Letters 2357 to 2471

The Correspondence of Erasmus: Letters 2357 to 2471

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By Desiderius Erasmus
Translated by Charles Fantazzi
Annotated by James M. Estes
Collected Works of Erasmus
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division © 2016
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416 Pages
ISBN 9781442648784
Published Oct 2016
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Many of the letters in this volume, which covers the period August 1530 to March 1531, reflect Erasmus' anxieties over events at the Diet of Augsburg (June-November 1530), at which the first of many attempts to achieve a negotiated settlement of the religious division in Germany came to a rancorous conclusion, thus fostering the fear that religious controversy would eventually lead to war. His other chief concerns were the continued attacks on him by Catholic critics who regarded him as a clandestine Lutheran, and the insistence of many evangelical reformers that he was their spiritual father. The literary output of the period covered includes major works aimed at members of both groups.

Volume 17 of the Collected Works of Erasmus series.

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.

Charles E. Fantazzi is Thomas Harriot Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus of Classics and Great Books at East Carolina University.



Map showing the principal places mentioned in volume 17

LETTERS 2357 to 2471

Table of Correspondents

Works Frequently Cited

Short-Title Forms of Erasmus’ Works


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