Collected Works of Erasmus


The aim of the Collected Works of Erasmus is to make available an accurate, readable English text of Erasmus' correspondence and his other principal writings in an edition of 89 volumes. Erasmus was one of the architects of modern thought and his works reflect a vast range of interests including history, theology, the classics, social theory, education, political theory, literature, and the history of ideas. His letters remain the single most important source for the intellectual history of the Renaissance and Reformation. In the words of Lisa Jardine: "The Toronto Erasmus project is a magnificent achievement, one of the scholarly triumphs of our time."

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The Correspondence of Erasmus: Letters 2472 to 2634, April 1531 March 1532
The Correspondence of Erasmus: Letters 2472 to 2634, April 1531– March 1532
By Desiderius Erasmuis
Translated by Charles Fantazzi
Annotated by James M. Estes

Volume 18 in the Collected Works of Erasmus series covers the period from 1 April 1531 to 30 March 1532. The most persistent theme in the letters is the fear, to which Erasmus had long been prey, that the religious strife in Germany and Switzerland would eventually lead to armed conflict.

Available Dec 2017
Prolegomena to the Adages: Adagiorum Collectanea, Indexes to Erasmus Adages
Prolegomena to the Adages: Adagiorum Collectanea, Indexes to Erasmus’ Adages
By Desiderius Erasmus
Translated by John N. Grant
Indexes by William Barker

The essay that begins this introductory volume to the Adages explores the development of the Collectanea and its transformation into the Adagiorum chiliades.

Published Aug 2017
Annotations on Galatians and Ephesians
Annotations on Galatians and Ephesians
By Desiderius Erasmus
Edited by Riemer A. Faber

Volume 58 in the Collected Works of Erasmus series contains, for the first time, the English translation of Erasmus’ Annotations on Paul’s Epistles to the Galatians and Ephesians.

Published Apr 2017
The Correspondence of Erasmus: Letters 2357 to 2471
The Correspondence of Erasmus: Letters 2357 to 2471
By Desiderius Erasmus
Translated by Charles Fantazzi
Annotated by James M. Estes

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).

Published Oct 2016
Adages IV iii 1 to V ii 51
Adages IV iii 1 to V ii 51

By Desiderius Erasmus

Edited by John N. Grant

Translated and edited by John N. Grant and Betty I. Knott

This sixth volume devoted to the Adages completes the translation and annotation of the more than 4000 proverbs Erasmus gathered and commented on. It is a fully annotated, accurate, and readable English version of Erasmus' commentaries on these Greek and Latin proverbs.

Published May 2016
Literary and Educational Writings, 1 and 2: Volume 1: Antibarbari / Parabolae. Volume 2: De copia / De ratione studii
Literary and Educational Writings, 1 and 2: Volume 1: Antibarbari / Parabolae. Volume 2: De copia / De ratione studii

By Desiderus Erasmus

Edited by Craig R. Thompson

These volumes are concerned with literature and education. Each translation is introduced by the translator, and a general introduction by the editor discusses the significance of each of the works, its relation to the others, and its subsequent fortunes. Wallace K. Ferguson provides an introductory essay, 'The Works of Erasmus.'

Published May 2016
Poems
Poems

By Desiderius Erasmus

Edited by by Harry Vredeveld

Translated by Clarence H. Miller

The final two volumes in the CWE contain an edition and translation of Erasmus' poetry. For scholars this work affords the first opportunity to evaluate and analyse Erasmus' poems in English. An important feature is the appearance of the original Latin of each poem alongside the English translation.

Published May 2016
The Correspondence of Erasmus: Letters 842-992 (1518-1519)
The Correspondence of Erasmus: Letters 842-992 (1518-1519)

By Desiderius Erasmus

Translated by R.A.B. Mynors and D.F.S. Thomson

Annotated by Peter G. Bientenholz

This volume covers a number of significant events and issues in Erasmus' life and in the history of his times.

Published May 2016
Paraphrase on Luke 1 to 10
Paraphrase on Luke 1 to 10
By Desiderius Erasmus, Translated and Annotated by Jane E. Phillips

Paraphrase on Luke 1–10 contains the first half of Erasmus’s Paraphrase on Luke the second half of which appeared in this series in 2003 – and completes the set of translations of the Paraphrasesinto English.

Published Mar 2016
Controversies
Controversies
By Desiderius Erasmus, Edited and Translated by Denis L. Drysdall

Volume 73 of the Collected Works invites the reader to examine Erasmus’ own explanations of his philological method and its theological significance.

Published Aug 2015