In this Book

summary

The name Erasmus of Rotterdam conjures up a golden age of scholarly integrity and the disinterested pursuit of knowledge, when learning could command public admiration without the need for authorial self-promotion. Lisa Jardine, however, shows that Erasmus self-consciously created his own reputation as the central figure of the European intellectual world. Erasmus himself—the historical as opposed to the figural individual—was a brilliant, maverick innovator, who achieved little formal academic recognition in his own lifetime. What Jardine offers here is not only a fascinating study of Erasmus but also a bold account of a key moment in Western history, a time when it first became possible to believe in the existence of something that could be designated "European thought."

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Title page, Copyright
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Contents
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-viii
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Preface to the New Paperback Edition
  2. pp. ix-xii
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Abbreviations
  2. p. xv
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Introduction: Self-Portrait in Pen and Ink
  2. pp. 3-26
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 1. ‘A better portrait of Erasmus will his writings show': Fashioning the Figure
  2. pp. 27-54
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 2. The In(de)scribable Aura of the Scholar-Saint in His Study: Erasmus's Life and Letters of Saint Jerome
  2. pp. 55-82
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 3. Inventing Rudolph Agricola: Recovery and Transmission of the De inventione dialectica
  2. pp. 83-98
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 4. Recovered Manuscripts and Second Editions: Staging the Book with the Castigatores
  2. pp. 99-128
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 5. Reasoning Abundantly: Erasmus, Agricola, and Copia
  2. pp. 129-146
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 6. Concentric Circles: Confected Correspondence and the Opus epistolarum Erasmi
  2. pp. 147-174
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Conclusion: 'The name of Erasmus will never perish'
  2. pp. 175-190
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Appendices
  2. pp. 191-206
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Notes
  2. pp. 207-278
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Index
  2. pp. 279-284
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents

Additional Information

ISBN
9781400866175
Related ISBN
9780691165691
MARC Record
OCLC
919108161
Pages
304
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.