Life, character, & influence of Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam : derived from a study of his works and correspondence (Book, 1971) [WorldCat.org]
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Life, character, & influence of Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam : derived from a study of his works and correspondence
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Life, character, & influence of Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam : derived from a study of his works and correspondence

Author: John Joseph Mangan
Publisher: New York : AMS Press, [1971] ©1971
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Biography of Erasmus, a Dutch philosopher and Christian scholar who is widely considered to have been one of the greatest scholars of the northern Renaissance.
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Genre/Form: Personal correspondence
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Desiderius Erasmus; Desiderius Erasmus
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Joseph Mangan
ISBN: 0404041787 9780404041786
OCLC Number: 156794
Description: 2 volumes : portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Vol. 1. Birth and parentage --
Early school days: the letter to Grunnius --
Early school days: analysis of the letter to Grunnius --
Monastic life at Steyn --
Secretary to the Bishop of Cambrai; matriculation at the University of Paris --
Studies at the University: financial difficulties; patronage --
At the University: relations with Mountjoy and Batt --
The Renaissance: influence of Erasmus --
First visit to England: new friends --
England: Colet --
The Adagia --
Financial difficulties: efforts of Batt --
Seeking patrons: The Enchiridion --
Animosity towards the monastic orders --
Laurentius Valla: The Annotationes --
Second visit to England; translations from the Greek; new patrons --
Visit to Italy: the doctor's degree --
Italy: new friends; fresh literary efforts; Aldus --
Italy: home of Algus; Padua; Archbishop of Saint Andrew's; Siena --
Italy: Rome; first dispensation --
Third visit to England: The Moriae Encomium --
England: effects of the Moriae Encomium --
England: At Cambridge; correspondence with Colet --
England: Benefice of Aldington; new writings --
Canossa; departure from England; letter to Servatius --
Triumphal progress to Basle: further correspondence --
The Hieronymi Opera Omnia: correspondence with the pope. Vol. 2. The Nouum Testamentum --
The Nouum Testamentum: quarrel with Lee --
The Nouum Testamentum : controversy with Stuncia --
Final dispensation from Leo X --
Correspondence and plans --
Consideration of Martin Luther --
Erasmus and Luther --
Death of Colet: Colet's convocation sermon --
The Colloquia --
Hutten's attempt to force Erasmus to take position; private conclave on Luther; Erasmus' lost opportunity; Luther before the Diet of Worms --
Continued attacks: trouble at Louvain --
The storm increases: Anomalous position of Erasmus --
Accession of Adrian VI: His correspondence with Erasmus --
Continued attempts to justify position: quarrel with Hutten --
Accession of Clement VII; Erasmus writes against Luther: publication delayed; correspondence of Erasmus and Luther --
De libero arbitrio: effect on Erasmus' position; effect on Luther --
Controversy with Bedda --
Last letter to Luther; some works of Erasmus in Spain --
Europe in turmoil: Erasmus amid the storm; trouble over writings in Spain --
The Ciceronianus: further controversies --
Residence at Basle no longer possible: departure to Freiburg --
Loss of favor with emperor; attacks from all sides; discouragement --
Advice of friends; death at Warham; recantation of Erasmus --
Sickness; Luther on Erasmus; death of Clement VII --
Continued illness: Basle again; Cardinalate declined; final letters --
Death of Erasmus: opinions of contemporaries --
Character and influence.
Responsibility: by John Joseph Mangan.

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Biography of Erasmus, a Dutch philosopher and Christian scholar who is widely considered to have been one of the greatest scholars of the northern Renaissance.

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