This volume of the Erasmi Opera Omnia contains the critical edition of Erasmus' polemics with the Italian layman Alberto Pio, Prince of Carpi, about Erasmus' New Testament Project, in particular his
Paraphrases, and also his former successful works, such as his
Moriae encomium. Erasmus was very annoyed that a layman had criticised his theological works and, moreover, had suggested that Erasmus' theological and moral views came suspiciously close to Luther's. Erasmus also blamed his opponent for not reading the earlier defences of his views in his polemics with Beda, Stunica and the Spanish monks.
Chris L. Heesakkers, Ph.D. (1976) in Humanities, University of Leiden, Professor of Neo-Latin at Leiden and Amsterdam Universities. He has published essays on and editions and translations of works of Erasmus, Lipsius, Dousa, Constantijn Huygens and other Neo-Latin humanists.
“this forty-fifth volume of the
Opera Omnia of Erasmus is edited by Chris Heesakkers with the extraordinary accuracy and thoroughness that characterize this most worthy scholarly enterprise.” Charles Fantazzi, East Carolina University. In:
Renaissance Quarterly, Vol. 69, No. 3 (Fall 2016), pp. 1028-1029.
Table of contents
PREFACE INTRODUCTION CLARISS. D. ALBERTO PIO, PRINCIPI CARPENSI, S.P. ed. C.L. Heesakkers RESPONSIO AD EPISTOLAM PARAENETICAM CLARISSIMI DOCTISSIMIQVE VIRI ALBERTI PII CARPORVM PRINCIPIS ed. C.L. Heesakkers APOLOGIA ADVERSVS RHAPSODIAS CALVMNIOSARVM QVERIMONIARVM ALBERTI PII QVONDAM CARPORVM PRINCIPIS, QVEM ET SENEM ET MORIBVNDVM ET AD QVIDVIS POTIVS ACCOMODVM HOMINES QVIDAM MALE AVSPICATI, AD HANC ILLIBERALEM FABVLAM AGENDAM SVBORNARVNT ed. C.L. Heesakkers IN ELENCHVM ALBERTI PII BREVISSIMA SCHOLIA PER EVNDEM ERASMVM ROTERODAMVM ed. C.L. Heesakkers ABBREVIATIONS INDEX OF SOME CONSPICUOUS LATIN WORDS, PHRASINGS, ADAGES AND CONCEPTS, SPECIFICALLY COMMENTED IN THE FOOTNOTES INDEX NOMINVM
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