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Henricus Glareanus’s (1488-1563) Chronologia of the Ancient World 

A Facsimile Edition of a Heavily Annotated Copy Held in Princeton University Library

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Anthony Grafton and Urs Leu

The humanists of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries took a passionate interest in Livy’s History of Rome. No one studied the text more intensively than the Swiss scholar Henricus Glareanus, who not only held lectures on different Roman historians at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau, but also drew up chronological tables for ancient history, which were printed several times in Basle, sometimes together with Livy’s History. Glareanus annotated his personal copy of the chronological tables and invited his students to copy his marginal notes into their own copies of the book. Three of these copies survived, and give new insight into Glareanus’s practices as a scholar and teacher. The notes they contain—and the way in which Glareanus used them as a teacher—are distinctive, and neither has had much attention in the past from historians of reading. This volume presents facsimile reproductions of the tables from one of the surviving copies, now kept in Princeton University Library. The high-quality reproductions include transcriptions of the handwritten notes, unlocking Glareanus’s teachings for a new generation of students and researchers.
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Urs B. Leu

Die Zürcher Bibelübersetzung wurde bereits 1529, fünf Jahre vor Luthers Übertragung, abgeschlossen. Christoph Froschauer der Ältere und sein gleichnamer Neffe (der Jüngere) druckten sie im 16. Jahrhundert in zahlreichen Auflagen. Verschiedene Täufergruppen (Amische, Hutterer, Mennoniten) lasen diese Froschauer-Bibeln von der Frühen Neuzeit an bis in die Gegenwart. Sie trugen sie nach Osteuropa und Nordamerika und verwendeten sie als Druckvorlagen zahlreicher, jedoch wenig bekannter Nachdrucke.

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Urs Leu and Sandra Weidmann

The Swiss theologian Huldrych Zwingli (1484–1531) was one of the most prominent reformers and the founder of the Reformed Protestant Church in the Swiss Confederation. During the last hundred years more than 200 titles from his private library have been discovered. They give an interesting insight into his interests and sources. The present book contains not only an extensive introduction and a catalogue of these books and manuscripts, but also an inventory of the lost works possessed by Zwingli. They open the door to Zwingli’s study and to the intellectual world of an important reformer.
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Urs B. Leu and Sandra Weidmann

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Urs B. Leu and Sandra Weidmann

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