a friend after Pythagoras' own heart (on which see Adag. I.i.2); and again to my wife, Megan, who has made the Dutch humanist welcome far beyond the proverbial three days, and even beyond the Horatian nine years.

R. J. Schoeck Trier-Lawrence


Notes
1)
In the introduction to the forthcoming facsimile edition of the collection, edited by G. C. Kuiper and myself (and to be published by MRTS, Binghamton, New York), I have commented in much greater detail on the context, achievement and importance of this work.
2)
The word eruopaeus is recorded in the OCD, which provides usages by Curtius Rufus and Cornelius Nepos.
3)
Friedrich Schleiermacher, Addresses 2 (q. by Jaroslav Pelikan, The Melody of Theology 1988, 167).
4)
Made, but without fuller explanation, in History Today ( August 1986) 5-13.
5)
W. K. Ferguson, Introduction to Vol. 1 of The Correspondence of Erasmus {= CWE} ( Toronto, 1974) xii.
6)
The principle of quotation and citation at many points is analogous to that of citation in the OED, where one wishes to establish the earliest usage of a word in a particular signification or to indicate its currency by a quite recent citation. So too with the 'open questions' (Quaestiones disputatae) of scholarship: often one wishes to give credit for the original formulation or expression of an idea -- which helps to establish the 'originality' of Erasmus -- or one may wish to call attention to its currency or its problematics. I am mindful of the words of Mark Pattison in his Memoirs: 'A man who does not know what has been thought by those who have gone before him is sure to set an undue value upon his own ideas' (78; q. by Acton in his lecture on The Study of History, London, 1911, 80).
7)
Eliot continues: 'the existing monuments form an ideal order among themselves, which is modified by the introduction of the new (the really new) work of art among them . . .' -- 'Tradition and the Individual Talent' ( 1919), in Selected Essays, 3d ed. ( London, 1951) 14-15. In a forthcoming essay on Charles Du Bos I shall discuss what I there call 'the Aesthetics of Quotation.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Notes xiv
  • List of Abbreviations xv
  • List of ILlustrations xvii
  • 18 Return from England: the Years in Flanders and Paris, 1501-1502 1
  • 19 the Early Louvain Years, 1502-1504 14
  • Notes 24
  • 20 the Enchiridion: 'Philosophia Christi' 28
  • Notes 40
  • 21 1504, a Threshold Year 41
  • Notes 49
  • 22 Return to England, 1505-1506 51
  • Notes 59
  • 23 Italy, 1506-1509 62
  • Notes 71
  • 24 the Adages 74
  • Notes 82
  • 25 England Again, 1509: the 'Period of Silence' 86
  • Notes 92
  • 25 the Praise of Folly 95
  • Notes 105
  • 27 the Cambridge Years, 1511-1514 109
  • Notes 122
  • 28 the Changing World in 1514 126
  • 29 Vocation and Life-Style 140
  • Notes 147
  • 30 to Basel, Summer 1514 149
  • Notes 161
  • 31 1516, the Annus Mirabilis 165
  • Notes 173
  • 32 the New Testament: A Life Work 175
  • Notes 189
  • Notes 210
  • 34 the Rising Storm of Controversy: Erasmus and His Catholic Critics, 1517-1522 216
  • Notes 231
  • 35 the Colloquies 236
  • Notes 243
  • Erasmus and His Friends: His Audience and His Geography 247
  • Notes 259
  • 37 Reform and Reformation: Ecclesia Semper Reformanda 263
  • Notes 278
  • 38 the Basel Years, 1521-1529: the Reformation Storm Rising 283
  • 39 Erasmus and Luther: on the Freedom of the Will 298
  • Notes 306
  • 40 Language and Style 310
  • Notes 317
  • 41 the Basel Years: Humanism and Religion 320
  • Notes 333
  • 42 the Freiburg Years, 1529-1535 337
  • Notes 346
  • 43 the Final Act at Basel: Summer 1535 to July 1536 350
  • Notes 359
  • 44 the Achievement of Erasmus and His Place in History 362
  • Notes 377
  • Appendix C Erasmus' Dispensations 381
  • Notes 383
  • Appendix D Erasmus' Wills 384
  • Notes 385
  • Appendix E Portraits of Erasmus 387
  • An Erasmian Chronology: LIfe and Writings 390
  • Bibliography 393
  • Index of Names of Persons 408
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