James K. Farge
A Critical Edition of Bibliothèque de l'Université de Paris (Sorbonne), Archives, Registres 89 and 90
Edited by James K. Farge
The names of 2280 persons who were active in the University of Paris during the period 1480-1515 are revealed in this volume (Latin text, with English Introduction, annotations, and 8 indexes). They were recording their academic credentials. We learn, for most of them, their geographical orgins, college affiliations, teachers, students, social connections, and graduate studies after taking the Master of Arts degree. The book therefore provides a previously unavailable look into the workings of the University of Paris' Faculty of Arts, its 25 active colleges, and into an important cadre of persons at northern Europe's most prestigious university who became actors, whether individually or as an elite group, in the intellectual and religious ferment that has been traditionally known as the Renaissance and Reformation in France.
Declarationes ad censuras Lutetiae vulgatas sub nomine facultatis theologiae Parisiensis
Edited by James K. Farge and Clarence H. Miller
This book contains the critical text (with introduction and annotations) of Eramus’s detailed, revised answer to the objections brought by the Paris theologians against 174 propositions drawn from a wide range of Erasmus’s theological works and his Colloquies, the Declarationes. The Paris attack was the culmination of a decade of complex and often heated exchanges between Erasmus and the University under the leadership of Noel Beda. The topics include the major (and some minor) subjects which arose because of Erasmus’s own program of theological and religious reform. They also include points controverted by other reformers (Luther, Zwingli and others) with whom the University associated Erasmus. The arguments are multifarious, verbose, complex, and intricate. But the Declarationes provides us with a strong sense of the issues and the rhetoric that prevailed in the momentous clash of scholastic and humanist approaches to the doctrine and reform of the Church.