The Correspondence Of Erasmus: Letters 2940 To 3141, Volume 21

byDesiderius ErasmusEditorJames M. EstesTranslated byAlexander Dalzell

December 31, 2021|
The Correspondence Of Erasmus: Letters 2940 To 3141, Volume 21 by Desiderius Erasmus
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This volume comprises Erasmus'' correspondence during the final two years of his life, June 1534–August 1536. In the public sphere it was a time of dramatic events: the reconquest of the duchy Württemberg from its Austrian occupiers; the siege and destruction of the Anabaptist "kingdom" at Münster; Charles V''s great victory at Tunis; and the resumption of the Habsburg-Valois wars in Italy. In the private sphere, these were years of deteriorating health, thoughts of impending death, and the loss of close friends (including Thomas Fisher and Thomas More, both executed by Henry VIII). At the same time, however, Erasmus managed to publish his longest book, Ecclesiastes, and to make arrangements, in his final will, for his considerable wealth to be spent for charitable purposes after his death.

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 i...
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Title:The Correspondence Of Erasmus: Letters 2940 To 3141, Volume 21
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:712 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:712 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.98 in
Published:December 31, 2021
Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781487507664

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